The Premier CPA Services PC Staff

Jackie L. Self

Jackie L. Self

CPA & Owner

Jackie Self is the owner of Premier CPA Services, which she started as Jackie Seabolt CPA in May 2011. Jackie was the sole CPA at the firm until hiring Donna Hills in 2018. Jackie received her CPA license in 2008 after earning an AA from Truett McConnell and a BS in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.

Before starting Premier CPA Services, Jackie worked as a CPA for Randy Kramer & Associates. She has more than 20 years of experience in tax, accounting, financial reviews and planning. She uses Quickbooks, Thompson Reuters Accounting & Tax, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Jackie enjoys speaking at events to inform the public about tax advantages and rules. She is the Past Chairman of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, the Past President & Treasurer of the Blue Ridge Rotary Club, and Treasurer of the Fannin County Scholarship Foundation.

Jackie currently lives on a small farm in the Dial community with her husband Jamie. She enjoys being a wife and mother of two boys and one girl (plus three dogs and two cats). She loves to travel, and her favorite book/movie is Gone with the Wind.

Donna E. Hills

Donna E. Hills

CPA

Donna is our second Certified Public Accountant, bringing 13+ years of experience in tax, accounting, financial reviews and planning. She enjoys helping individuals and small business owners maximize their financial potential while limiting their tax liability.

Donna has served as Tax Manager and Audit Manager for firms in North Carolina and Atlanta, and received her accounting degree from Kennesaw State University. She has lived in many places around the country and several locations overseas. When she and husband Ken returned to the United States, they fulfilled a longtime dream to live in the mountains. They settled in Ellijay, where they enjoy spending time with their three adult children, five grandchildren and two cats.When she’s not busy at work, Donna enjoys crafts, cooking, gardening and reading — especially mysteries — plus black-and-white movies from the ’30s and ’40s on TV.

Patricia Bailey

Patricia Bailey

Payroll & Sales Tax

Patricia is the payroll, sales tax and accounting specialist at the firm. She works with clients on their day-to-day business operations. She prepares payroll check calculations, monthly payroll deposits, monthly and quarterly sales and payroll reports, and bookkeeping for our clients. She has been with the firm since 2013.

Diane Gayle

Diane Gayle

Staff Accountant

Diane came to us from South Carolina with 18+ years experience as a Staff Accountant. Diane has many years experience with QuickBooks, accounting and tax return preparation. She is trained to prepare both individual and business returns, along with accounting and payroll.

Melinda Barfield

Melinda Barfield

Office Manager

Melinda is our office manager. She makes sure all data is tracked and returned to clients for all work done at the firm. She is an important part in delivering the 900+ tax returns prepared at the firm annually! Melinda has worked with Premier CPA Services PC since October 2017. She has two children, Avery and Allie, and lives in Blue Ridge.