Our Goal

At Seymour & Perry, LLC, we value our reputation for providing positive client experiences through a variety of services. These include individual tax services, business tax services, consulting, auditing, and estate and retirement planning. Click here to learn more about our offerings. 


Fully committed to rendering value for our fees, we carefully assess each potential client engagement before providing an estimate for our services, taking into account the services requested as well as any other factors that will affect expected incurred costs. Our exceptional work speaks for itself; read what our clients have to say about our CPA firm.


Looking for someone to prepare your taxes? Is your business in need of an independent audit? Whatever accounting services you require, we are confident in our firm's ability to serve your needs with acumen, efficiency, and professionalism.

Our Staff

Our firm's versatile staff is made up of several highly qualified professionals with years of experience in a variety of accounting backgrounds. J. Allen Seymour, CPA is our firm's founder and partner emeritus; our firm's managing partner is M. Alan Perry, CPA. Staff Accountants include Sarah B. Simpson, CPA, Jason Jones, and Connie Frank. Two of our CPAs also teach at the University of North Georgia as adjunct professors in addition to their work at the firm. Our office is managed by Cathy Seymour, and social media and marketing tasks are undertaken by Alli Sheffield and Taylor Perry. Read on to learn more about our team and areas of expertise.



Partner Emeritus

J. Allen Seymour, CPA

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Accounting in 1976, J. Allen Seymour began his career with a small accounting firm in Rome, Georgia; following this, he worked for Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, CPAs, a national accounting firm now known as Deloitte Touche.


Allen first worked for Deloitte in Greenville, South Carolina before transferring to the firm's New York office, where he became a functional specialist in internal accounting controls and electronic data processing controls. During this time, he directly supervised traditional financial audit engagements for various entities including banks, manufacturing concerns, government agencies, and multi-national corporations.

After his time in New York, Allen was transferred to Chicago. In 1988, a good friend dying of cancer asked Allen to come back to Athens, Georgia, to take over his accounting practice; in 1989, the firm J. Allen Seymour, CPA was established.


Allen is a past board member of the Athens Area Homeless Shelter and the Athens Airport Authority. After 4 decades in the accounting profession, Allen is currently enjoying retirement.

Managing Partner

M. Alan Perry, CPA

M. Alan Perry is a Licensed Georgia CPA with expertise in audit, review, and compilation of financial statements. Alan also provides consulting services and tax preparation for individuals, corporations, pass-through entities, trusts, estates, and non-profits. In addition to his work as managing partner of Seymour & Perry, LLC, Alan is an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Georgia.


Having graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Georgia with a BBA in Accounting, Alan went on to earn his Master of Accountancy from Georgia College & State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Phi Theta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies.


Outside his work accounting and teaching, Alan is a board member for Acceptance Recovery Center, Inc., a non-profit substance abuse treatment center.

Staff Accountant

Sarah B. Simpson, CPA

Sarah B. Simpson grew up in South Carolina before attending the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA in Accounting. Sarah remained in Athens after attaining her undergraduate accounting degree, going on to earn her Master of Accountancy from UGA as well. 


Sarah received her CPA license in 2002. Before joining Seymour & Perry, LLC, she worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP. Her areas of expertise include financial audits and consulting.


Sarah has taught accounting courses at Piedmont College and Athens Technical College, and she is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Georgia. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Staff Accountant

Connie Frank

Connie Frank was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Pennsylvania, going on to live in California and Indiana before settling in Athens, Georgia in 1985.


Recognized as a Certified Human Resource Director by the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA), Connie holds an associate's degree in accounting as well as certifications as a Computerized Accounting Specialist and Office Accounting Specialist.


As a staff accountant at Seymour & Perry, LLC, Connie's areas of expertise include corporate tax returns and financial statements, estates, trusts, and non-profit returns and individual tax returns.


Outside of her work for the firm, Connie enjoys motorcycle rides and spending time with her eight grandsons, one granddaughter, three dogs, and a donkey.

Staff Accountant

Jason Jones

Jason Jones first joined the firm of J. Allen Seymour, CPA, over fifteen years ago. As a staff accountant for Seymour & Perry, LLC, he has been preparing tax returns for over a decade.


Jason previously attended the University of North Georgia. He specializes in individual taxation and payroll returns and also contributes to website development.


In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his dog, Chase.

Office Manager

Cathy Seymour

Cathy Seymour has decades of professional experience, having been with the firm since its inception in January of 1989. As Office Manager, Cathy keeps the firm's large volume of client information organized by maintaining a smooth workflow, communicating with clients, and supporting the accounting staff. Cathy's indispensable work allows the firm to maintain efficiency and professionalism throughout each client engagement.


In 1983, Cathy developed and taught a course at a technical college on word processing, a brand new technology at the time. She has also received accolades from the state of Georgia for her artwork, and a work of her own poetry was published in a collection of poems in the 1970s.


Outside her work at the firm, Cathy enjoys reading, cross stitch, drawing, and other crafts.

Marketing Coordinator

Alli Sheffield

Alli Sheffield is a student at the University of Georgia with plans to graduate with her business degree in 2020.


Her work for Seymour & Perry, LLC includes marketing research and development as well as client interactions and miscellaneous tasks as needs arise.

Digital Marketing Strategist

Taylor Perry

Taylor Perry is an Athens, Georgia native and proud "Double Dawg." Taylor attended the University of Georgia, where she earned dual bachelor's degrees in music and human development, as well as a Master of Music. 

Taylor's work at the firm includes digital content creation, web development, and maintaining the firm's social media presence. She holds the Google Analytics Individual Qualification.


Outside her work at the firm, Taylor runs a studio of 30 piano students and enjoys performing, photography, and rock climbing.

What our clients are saying...

"We've used Seymour & Perry for years. We've always been 100% pleased with their work. Alan and Connie take time to meet with us in person every year. We go over the previous year and plan for the future. They promptly answer my many "best practice" tax questions throughout the year. If you are a growing business, you need a CPA that is available, listening, and offering advice. We HIGHLY recommend Seymour & Perry!!!"

-Claire C.

"My family and our various business interests have utilized the services of this CPA firm since the early 1990's. In recent years, Alan Perry has taken care of our tax and accounting needs with a sale of our business and complicated tax matters. His advice and expertise have proven to be spot on. I have a great respect for Alan's knowledge base, diligence and personal ethics. My family could not have received better care than was provided by Allen Seymour, Alan Perry and the great staff for decades. They have my highest recommendation!"

-Keith S.

We have been using this CPA for many years and are so happy with their service. We have about 90 tax returns that have to be prepared each year. They are always quick and professional and up to date on the current laws and regulations. We have even used them to perform audits for our company when needed. The employees are always friendly and the price is very competitive!

-Jesika S.


I have used Athens CPA for about 15 years now for personal, ministry, and business taxes. They are great and stay on top off latest tax changes. You can trust they are doing things right.

-Matthew G.


Seymour & Perry, LLC

Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

1551 Jennings Mill Rd #400A

Watkinsville, GA 30677

P: (706) 549-8197

F: (706) 546-1030