The Premier CPA Services PC Staff
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 is married to Jamie Self, and is the mother of two boys and one girl. She loves to travel, and her favorite book/movie is Gone with the Wind.
Donna E. Hills
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 two 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.
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.
Payroll & Sales Tax
Amber previously served as our Office Manager, but was promoted to Payroll & Sales Tax Specialist in 2021. She prepares payroll check calculations, monthly payroll deposits, monthly and quarterly sales and payroll reports, and bookkeeping for our clients. Originally from Oregon, Amber lives in Farner, Tenn.
Bookkeeper & Tax Preparer
Carla is a 1995 graduate of Truett McConnell College, and 1997 graduate of the University of North Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and has more than 24 years’ of experience. She has worked in accounting, auditing, payroll services, individual tax prep and sales tax prep.
When she’s not in the office, she spends time with her two children, goes to the gym, and travels.
Kimberly is our Office Manager and Administrator.