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What’s New at Machen McChesney August 2019

Firm Recognition:

Machen McChesney was recently named as one of the 2019 Accounting Today's 
Best Accounting Firms to Work For. This list is made up of 100 firms across the United States. The annual survey and awards program, which is conducted in partnership with Best Companies Group, is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting profession. 

Read the full press release here.


New Staff Members:

Julie Williams

August 5, 2019, Julie Williams joined Machen McChesney as a business services consultant. Her focus is on business and individuals clients in bookkeeping, sales and use tax, 1099 preparation, ledger data entry, and financial statement compilation. Julie is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Accounting. Julie enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her family.




Jake Miner

August 5, 2019, Jake Miner joined Machen McChesney as a staff accountant. His principal areas will focus on individual taxation. Jake is a graduate of Auburn University with a Masters and a B.S. in Accounting. He enjoys drumming, fishing, gaming, and most other recreational activities with friends. 





In Our Spare Time: A Little Team Building

In The Community:

August 15, 2019: Machen McChesney participated in the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee. Stephen Taunton and Marshall Brown represented Machen McChesney. The event supports The Lee County Literacy Coalition that supports adult literacy.


Cheering them on was Tracey Strickland, Joe Janning, Hayley Walters, and Mary Beth Litsey.


August 23, 2019: Machen McChesney participated in the 2019 Oral & Facial Surgery Fall Office Compliance Symposium. 

FocusPay Solutions’ winner of the drawing, from the 2019 Oral & Facial Surgery Fall Office Compliance Symposium, was Amy Bowling with Auburn Opelika Dental. Congratulations Amy!

August 24, 2019: Machen McChesney is a sponsor for the Gogue Performing Arts Center. Polly and Mike Machen attended the grand opening Fete with Michael Feinstein representing the firm. 

The Machen family supported Gogue Performing Arts Center by donating a seat for Don & Jane Machen as Auburn graduates in 1962 and 1963, respectively.

August 27, 2019: FocusPay Solutions was a sponsor for the EASHRM luncheon. 


August 28, 2019: Machen McChesney was a business sponsor for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Boot Camp, Marketing For Small Business.


August 1, 2019: Machen McChesney sponsored The Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee. The event supports The Lee County Literacy Coalition, which helps to fund adult literacy.

August 21, 2019: Machen McChesney sponsored Drake Middle School Book It For Books 5K and Fun Run. The event raises money for technology and new books for students.

August 29, 2019: Machen McChesney sponsored the Auburn Early Education Center PTO. The sponsorship supports a Family Fun Night featuring the Glow Party dance party on October 4, 2019, with proceeds supporting the funding of a new playground on campus.

Machen McChesney continues to sponsor:

Auburn, Opelika, and Sylacauga Chamber(s) of Commerce
Auburn High School athletic booster club(s)
Opelika High School athletic booster club
Auburn University Tip-Off Club
Auburn University Touchdown Club