Michael R. Allen
Michael Allen founded Allen & Company, PC in November 2006 after recognizing the tremendous opportunity to help individuals and businesses improve their net worth and to achieve their goals.
Michael lives in Kennesaw, Georgia with his wife Kristin, and their two daughters Eden and Elise. He enjoys playing tennis, snow skiing, lifting weights, reading, and playing piano. Michael, a former Atlanta Falcons season ticket holder, is currently actively involved in the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and The Georgian Club and enrolls in social dancing classes with Kristin as well as drawing and painting classes.
Prior to starting the firm, Michael was a supervisor at Duggan & Massey, PC, a local public accounting firm located in the affluent area of Buckhead, a prestigious suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. He spent considerable time providing tax planning and preparation services to high net worth individuals, land developers, and physicians. Michael also prepared and reviewed income, estate, and gift tax returns; planned, performed, and reviewed audit and review engagements; provided controllership services; and implemented a business planning and financial statement analysis system for use as a future service to the firm's customers. Prior to his employment with Duggan & Massey, PC, Michael worked for R. Joseph Allen, PC, his father's accounting and tax practice in Duluth, Georgia. He was responsible for preparing income tax returns, performing financial statement compilations, and preparing payroll, sales, and personal property tax returns. He has also served as a controller in Buckhead for Mid-South Restaurants, Inc., a company that owns and operates Arby's quick-service restaurants in Georgia and Alabama. Before joining Mid-South Restaurants, Michael worked for Grant Thornton, LLP in Atlanta where he exclusively performed audit engagements for mid-size businesses.
Michael graduated from the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and a masters degree in accounting systems. Before graduating from graduate school at the University of Georgia, Michael passed the CPA examination on his first attempt. He is also an alumnus of Georgia State University where he earned a masters degree in taxation and where he received the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Tax Research award. Michael's first job in college was washing dishes, which ended abruptly after two weeks so he could focus on school and play tennis in the afternoons. Michael's favorite food is Tex Mex and, if he had a second career, it would most likely be as a food and travel critic.
R. Joseph Allen, CPA
Joe Allen joined Allen & Company, PC as an investor in November 2006. Prior to investing in the firm, Joe sold his public accounting firm that he owned and managed for over 25 years. He spent much of his time preparing and reviewing income, payroll, sales, and personal property tax returns and reviewing financial statement compilations. Before founding his firm, Joe worked for Arthur Andersen, LLP where he managed audit engagements.
Joe graduated from Florida State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting. Joe lives in Norcross, Georgia with his wife Carol and their son John.