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Women in Business 2020: James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP CPAs

A special advertising section championing our local women in business. In partnership with Cox Communications. Photo by We Do Photography.

 

Pam Flanders, CPA and CFP

Daisha Hayes, CPA

 

231 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31201 

478-742-4280 

info@jamesbatesllp.com 

www.jamesbatesllp.com 

 

What is the mission of your business?

Our mission is to make our clients successful! In our Tax and Wealth Planning practice, we do this by understanding our clients’ goals and creating plans to achieve those goals, while minimizing taxes and ensuring smooth transitions for businesses and family assets. —Pam

 

What are you most excited about in our community right now?

I love seeing all the revitalization efforts in our historic neighborhoods and downtown community. Macon has so much to offer and I am excited to witness the progress first-hand. —Daisha

 

What was the best business advice you ever received? 

You are in control of your own success. I have found that a strong work ethic, thoughtful discussions with leadership and a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone will carry you a long way in succeeding in your career. —Daisha

 

What advice would you give someone considering a career as a CPA? 

Go for it! Being a CPA gives a person so many career options, from working for a public accounting firm to advising clients on personal financial matters to working for the FBI investigating criminal matters. With a solid understanding of basic accounting, you will have flexibility to move among many types of employers over the course of your career or to specialize in the area you enjoy most. —Pam

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