Certified Public Accountants

Firm Profile

We believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

History of the Firm and Who We Are

In 1976, Michael P. Jones founded a certified public accounting firm which was the predecessor to Jones, McKnight & Edmonson, P.C.  The firm's corporate office is located in Conyers and has a staff of thirteen.  The firm also maintains satellite offices around metro-Atlanta to provide convenient meeting locations for our clients. 

Jones, McKnight & Edmonson, P.C. is owned by Jeffrey G. McKnight, Stanley B. Lunsford, Virginia Lee Cline and Chad M. Lackey. The firm employs, in addition to the partners, four certified public accountants, two CPA candidates and three administrative support personnel.

Jones, McKnight & Edmonson, P.C. is a professional accounting firm that provides a broad range of personalized financial services to its clients. We are an organization of professionals who share the belief that providing quality client service is our fundamental obligation. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients' businesses and financial objectives; giving attention to each relevant detail while developing realistic, understandable and technically sound action plans; and drawing on prior experiences and creative thinking to solve existing problems and avoid potential problems.

Services Provided:

Accounting Services, Certified financial statements, Reviewed financial statements, Compiled financial statements, Computerized accounting records, Acquisition audits and reviews, Agreed upon procedures engagements.

Audit Services: 

Our ultimate goal is to provide the highest-quality service to our clients. To ensure an efficient and effective audit, we sit with our clients on the front end to go over our overall audit plan, discuss high-risk areas, and get their input on areas of concern. The entire audit team is focused on handling audit issues before they become concerns and on choosing solutions that are in our client's best interest. Our audit is not a commodity - we actively seek ways to help our clients enhance their operations and meet their objectives. This approach is appropriate in the government environment, as well as the typical business environment.

Applying a business approach - a thorough understanding of a client's operations, organization, structure, and strategies - to our work is important. It ensures that proper audit emphasis is placed on unique and non-recurring transactions, where the risk of error may be the greatest. This business approach makes us more efficient in Understanding a client's operations, Identifying, anticipating, and quickly resolving potential problems on a timely basis, Utilizing advanced auditing techniques, such as predictive auditing, computer auditing, and statistical sampling.

Simply stated, our business approach to auditing tailors our audit scope to areas of audit risk, thereby maximizing our effectiveness and benefits to our client.

Tax Services:

Business tax planning, Estate and personal tax planning, Corporate tax return preparation, Trust and estate tax returns, Personal property taxes, Individual tax return preparation, Representation before the Internal Revenue Service, Mergers and acquisitions, Projections of tax results, Payroll tax reporting, Tax exempt organizations

Consulting Services:

Financial projections and forecasts, Cash management programs, Computer system evaluation and implementation, Internal control evaluation, Accounting and information systems, Development of procedures manuals, Financial analysis, Employee benefit planning, Strategic planning, personal financial planning and wealth management

All of the required personnel have met the continuing education requirements for the State of Georgia, AICPA, and GSCPA, as well as Government Auditing Standards, which require that those individuals responsible for planning, directing, conducting substantial portions of the fieldwork or reporting on a government audit complete at least 24 hours of government related continuing education within two years and in each subsequent two year periods after accepting an engagement that is performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. As part of the Firm's continuing education policies and procedures, all of the personnel assigned to this engagement will continue to meet all licensing and continuing education requirements throughout this engagement.