BelindaLea Barnhart, CPA

BelindaLea Barnhart

Director of Small Business Services, CPA – Certificate # 24589

BelindaLea is the director of small business services for the firm. She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Colorado and a published author in the Journal of Applied Business Research. Prior to entering public accounting, she worked for several high-tech and R&D companies. For the past several years she has worked both independently and for public accounting firms offering back-office services, controller consulting and software conversions and implementations.

BelindaLea is a member of the NCACPA and IMA and lives in Cary with her husband and four children, including a set of triplets. She is a soloist and descant singer at her church and enjoys going to the beach, reading and crafting.

Sarah Burney, CPA

Sarah Burney

Audit Manager, CPA – Certificate # 37120

Sarah is the audit manager for the firm. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in History and North Carolina State University with a Masters of Accounting. She has been practicing public accounting since 2011, with a focus on attest engagements such as audits, reviews, and compilations of financial statements in a variety of industries, with a focus on not-for-profit organizations.

Sarah is a member of the AICPA and NCACPA and lives in Raleigh with her husband, Daniel, and their dog Lucy. In her spare time Sarah enjoys reading, traveling, and watching UNC sports.

Max Lanning, CPA

Max Lanning

Accounting Manager, CPA – Certificate # 40037

Max is the Accounting Manager for the firm. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and 2014 with a Master of Accounting. He has practiced public accounting with the firm since 2014 and obtained his CPA license in 2016. Max’s role at the firm is managing the recurring interim preparation of financial statement and compilation engagements. He also is the lead auditor on many audit and review engagements with the firm in many industries, focusing in not-for-profit organizations.

Max enjoys being active outside. Running is his passion, but he enjoys hiking, cooking, experiencing art, and facilitating home improvement projects. He lives in north Raleigh with his two furry feline children, Leo and Chai.