Brenda Carroll, MBA, CPA, CIA, CFE, FCPA, CICA – Engagement Partner
Brenda Carroll graduated from Augusta University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration. Brenda has over 25 years of experience in government management and auditing and keeps her skill set sharp by completing the yearly education requirements to perform both government and single audits. She has been a member of the audit team with The Baird Audit Group for the past 18 years. In this time, she started as an audit manager and worked her way up the ladder to become a partner. As the Onsite Audit Partner, she supervises internal control testing and compliance, as well as meeting reporting deadlines for her clients. When she’s not living the #auditlife, she can be found boating and beaching with her husband or quilting and sewing with her sisters. A true Augustan, she gives back to the community through her volunteer work for the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Rotary Club, and many other charities in the area.
Jason Lawhorn, CPA, MAcc, CGMA, CITP - Audit Partner
Marketplace longevity hinges on the ability to reinvent one’s self. Jason Lawhorn embraces change and strives to soar into the “cloud.” The power of integrated software caught his eye and he recognized that by investing wisely in this technology, a higher level of accounting could be accessible for the small business owner. Just out of high school, Jason was employed by his father’s accounting firm. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master of Accountancy, with a focus in technology systems. Although he may be young, he has over 25 years of public accounting experience, with 10 of those being in management. In 2011, Jason took the position of President and CEO of Lawhorn CPA Group, adding to his repertoire of experience. Jason likes to temper his workload with travel, and together these two facets of his life tend to occur in a ratio of 1:27. When that routine gets tiring, he simply takes a much needed vacation. Affectionately known as “Buddy Cracker,” his culinary skills often find him the head cook at any party. In fact, his exquisite blackberry-toe jam makes him a community jelly role model. He also loves fly-fishing, songwriting, playing his guitar, and day dreaming when he isn’t spending quality time with his wife, Ashleigh Lawhorn, or one of his brood, Jeremy, Jacob, Olivia, Zoe, or Alex.
Lindsay Green, CPA, MAcc - Audit Partner
Some people just have an uncanny knack at knowing a good thing when they see it. That would be the best way to describe Lindsay Green. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Berry College in Rome, GA, then continued on to earn her Master of Accountancy with a specialization in auditing at the University of Tennessee. She started her auditing career as a graduate intern working on the planning stages of audits with Hines and Company. In 2001 while at KPMG in Atlanta, she worked on the audits of mid-size to large private and public companies. Starting in 2004, she worked on small for-profit and non-profit audits with Linkous and Associates. Lindsay's work can be described with the words “thorough” and “meticulous,” making her a wiz at keeping company operations in check. But before we have you convinced her life is consumed with taxes and the like, let us direct you to her other activities. Both Lindsay and her husband, Sean, are lifelong athletes. Her two children, Jaylon and Meeyah have inherited their parents’ athleticism, and in Meeyah’s case, her mama’s attitude.
Kyle McArthur, CPA – Staff Accountant
Kyle McArthur has earned a bachelor’s and MBA from Georgia Southern University, where he majored in accounting. While at Georgia Southern, his focus was on the required skills and practical coursework for government related audits. He is responsible for confirming and testing account balances. He also provides financial data analysis, financial report reviews, as well as extensive work with records, budgets, and ledgers as needed. As the most junior team member of The Baird Audit Group, Kyle brings an energy and enthusiasm to completing an audit on time and with thoroughly accurate records. In his free time, he enjoys seeing his wife, eating hibachi, and working out as he is a fitness enthusiast. Kyle's been playing guitar since he was 18 and is "low-key one of Taylor Swift's biggest fans." Here's to hoping there's no tears on Kyle's guitar when Taylor doesn't listen to his latest demo.