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Michelle Bennett, CPA

Michelle Bennett is a native of Thomson, GA and now resides in North Augusta, SC.  Michelle received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics & Finance from Augusta University in 1996 and joined SME CPAs in 2000.

Michelle assists clients with both their tax and audit needs.  She serves as SME’s Audit Quality Center partner for the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.  In addition to specializing in this audit area, she is experienced with the application of federal and state tax laws, as they relate to not-for-profit entities, as well as with the requirements of federal regulations relating to clients who receive government funding.  She consults with clients on a variety of accounting and taxation issues.

Michelle has served as a speaker for Augusta University, Georgia Society of CPA’s, Georgia Center for Nonprofits, and Lorman Education Services.  Michelle is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPA’s and is a Past President of the Augusta Chapter.  Michelle is involved in the local community as a graduate of Leadership Augusta (2009) and previously served on the Board of Directors for the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce where she served as Past Chair.

Family: Charles, husband, and three sons, Jason (Rita and granddaughter Charlotte), Joshua, and Jerry

Fun:  Attends Grace United Methodist Church, spending time with family, traveling, reading, working out and playing with her dog

Favorite Quote:  “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”  Henry Ford and “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand

Michelle enjoys these two quotes because sometimes we tend to limit ourselves and only think of obstacles that may be in our way.  To be successful, we need to step outside of our own negative thinking and then we can truly succeed!

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