Massey and Company CPA is a boutique accounting firm located in Atlanta serving the needs of small businesses and individuals throughout Georgia.
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Over the years, we noticed that CPA firms tend to be cold, unfriendly, hectic places. Maybe they are just so busy with tax season.
At Massey and Company, our team is bright, friendly and eager to please.
Thanks to our team and our guiding principles, we are a different kind of accounting firm.
We founded the company in 2013 with these principles which still guide us today:
- Treat people with respect
- Be kind – we are all human
- Make complex issues less stressful
- Charge fair prices
You won’t find stress or drama at our office. Instead, you will find patient, understanding people who sincerely care. All year long.
Gary Massey, CPA – Managing Director
Gary Massey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. He also holds both a Masters in Business Administration degree and a Masters in Taxation degree from Fordham University, New York, NY. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Gary is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. And he is a Certified Tax Representation Consultant.
Gary worked in the tax departments of Ernst & Young, Coopers & Lybrand, and KPMG for 10 years. Gary then transitioned to regional and local CPA firms, specializing in small business and individual tax services. Since 2013, he has been growing Massey and Company CPA, a boutique tax and accounting firm in Atlanta, focused on the needs of small businesses and individuals throughout Georgia.
Gary’s focus includes helping clients with tax problems. This includes representing clients in front of IRS and state agencies to resolve difficult tax issues, including audits, unpaid taxes, liens, levies, penalties, and notices. His work requires negotiation on a wide variety of tax matters, including offers in compromise, installment agreements, currently not collectible status, and penalty abatement.
Gary enjoys reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is married to Chelly, a native of The Netherlands.
Austin Bell – Tax Manager
Austin Bell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Austin worked in the Finance departments of Citigroup, The GEO Group, Sun Pharmaceuticals, and Community Partners of Southern Arizona for 8 years, focusing on corporate finance and accounting. Austin found his niche after a transition to a regional Wealth Management firm, specializing in small business and individual retirement planning and tax services. Since 2019, he has been an associate at Massey and Company CPA, a boutique tax and accounting firm in Atlanta, GA, focused on the needs of small businesses and business owners.
Austin is a native of New Jersey and has lived in Southeastern North Carolina since 2018. He enjoys building custom computers, spending time with loved ones, and has a heart for volunteer work with local nonprofits.
Benjamin Massey – Tax and Accounting Associate
Benjamin Massey is a graduate of Georgia State University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Social Entrepreneurship. Focused on tax problem strategies, Ben works with companies and individuals to sort out complicated tax matters before the IRS. He prides himself on good communication, hard work and transparency.
Resolving tax matters is difficult. Ben assists our clients in making their experience with the IRS more straight forward and less painful.
In his spare time, Ben likes to play sports, read books, and hang out with friends. He wrestled in high school and loves the outdoors.
Rafael Quezada, EA – Accountant
Rafael Quezada, EA brings more than 30 years of diverse tax and accounting experience in his role as an Enrolled Agent and Accountant. He obtained a Bachelors in Accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, and the National Association of Tax Preparers.
Rafael is passionate about providing comprehensive accounting services, including individual, corporate, and partnership income tax return preparation to our clients.
Rafael’s hobby is being a singer/musician for a local band and sometimes performing at local venues on weekends
Aaron Massey – Sales
Aaron Massey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.
Before joining Massey and Company CPA, Aaron worked on the capital markets team at Meridian Capital Group where he originated and structured over $200M in debt and equity for commercial real estate deals around the Midwest. Aaron specializes in client acquisition, business development and structured finance.
Aaron is a Midwest native and enjoys biking, running and playing guitar in his free time.
Mary Beth Smith – Office Manager
Mary Beth Smith holds an Associate of Science degree in Communications from Georgia Military College (2019). She is a Junior at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA, where she is studying to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
Mary Beth joined the team at Massey and Company CPA in 2019. Her focus includes working with clients to help them stay informed and organized as they become a part of the firm.
In her free time, Mary Beth enjoys photography, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Elaine Smith – Office Manager
Elaine Smith holds a degree in Accounting from Georgia Southwestern College, in Americus, Georgia.
Elaine has 23 years of experience working with small businesses, helping them with bookkeeping and accounting. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is proficient in both QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop.
Elaine enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. She also spends time sewing, quilting, riding her horse and motorcycling.
Peyton Applewhite – Accountant
Peyton Applewhite holds an Accounting Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Peyton is passionate about helping people and is focused on combining this passion and his accounting knowledge to help make the accounting process easier for our clients.
In his free time, Peyton enjoys being outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time with friends and family.