Michelle is a Certified Public Accountant and Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor who has over thirty years of public and private accounting experience. She began her career with a local firm in Nashville, TN after graduating from Middle Tennessee University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. After seven years with that firm, Michelle moved to Atlanta, GA, where she worked as a controller for a closely held service business for three years. In that time, Michelle learned there was more to business than just accounting; she took this experience and started her own firm in 1998.
By listening and understanding the needs of businesses and their owners, Michelle develops trusting and respectful partnerships. Her goal is to teach clients how to use the financial information that can be so easily obtained in this age of technology.
Michelle taught classes in Accounting, Payroll and QuickBooks at Georgia Perimeter College and is happy to offer that knowledge and training to her clients. Michelle incorporates efficient processes and state of the art technology that allow her to serve her clients accurately and efficiently, so they can make better financial decisions.
Michelle has used QuickBooks with her clients since 1994 and became a Certified ProAdvisor in 2002. She maintains her certifications and became an Advanced ProAdvisor in QuickBooks Dekstop in 2014 and an Advanced ProAdvisor in QuickBooks Online in 2015. As an avid QuickBooks user, Michelle is now an approved Intuit Reseller. Feel free to contact her to help determine which QuickBooks product you need for your business. Michelle is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the Georgia Chapter of the American Women's Society of CPAs where she has served on that board since 2008.
- Chaffins, Batdorf & Austell, LLC
- 707 Whitlock Ave SW
- Building D Suite 34
- Marietta, GA 30064
- Telephone: (770) 420-7190
- Fax: (770) 420-7191
- Email: MAustell@cbacpas.com