Our Staff

A.M. Payne & Associates, Inc. takes pride in our exceptional team

Marty Payne



Marty is a Vietnam War Veteran and graduated from Elon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. He started A.M. Payne & Associates, Inc. in the 1970’s and has worked every job in the company. His specialty is client communications.

Jon Harris


Chief Operating Officer, Enrolled Agent

Jon graduated from Elon College where he was an accounting major and received a Bachelors of Science degree in 1990. He joined the company in 1991.

Susan Hunt


Chief Financial Officer, Enrolled Agent

Susan is the manager of our accounting division with over 40 years of accounting experience. She works directly with our existing clients and new clients to assist them with their accounting and tax needs. Susan joined the company in 1979.

Tim Reid


Tax Specialist, Enrolled Agent

Tim graduated from UNC-Greensboro with an Accounting degree in 1990. He is our tax expert and enjoys researching tax law. He looks forward to helping our clients resolve any tax-related issues they may have. Tim joined the company in 1991.

Keith Berry


Tax Specialist, Enrolled Agent

Keith graduated from High Point University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting during 2003. He has been actively practicing in the public accountant profession since 2001. Keith joined the company in 2016.

Julie Dula


Staff Accountant

Julie graduated from Meredith College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Over the past 19 years, she worked in various accounting positions, from Accounting Clerk to Controller. Julie joined the company in 2000.

Phil Fitzgerald


Tax Specialist RTRP

Phil was the Service Manager for North State Communications with over 30 years of service. Phil joined the company in 2001.

Cheryl Chapman


Staff Bookkeeper

Cheryl joined the company in the fall of 2006. Over the years she has worked in banking and various accounting positions. She has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience.

Jann Gerock


Staff Accountant

Jann graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has over 30 years of experience including both corporate and public accounting. Jann joined our firm in 2016.

Sydney Deese



Sydney is the newest member of our team. She joined the company in December of 2017.

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