Kevin Lightheart, CPA

Shareholder

Kevin Lightheart is the shareholder in charge of tax at Lightheart|Sanders. Kevin brings with him over 25 years of experience in the tax preparation industry. He has spent time working for national and local CPA firms. He enjoys the small firm atmosphere of being able to help business owners and individuals successfully navigate the ever changing tax laws. Hobbies include golf, reading and travel.

Jared Sanders, CPA

Shareholder

Jared Sanders is the shareholder in charge of audit and accounting at Lightheart|Sanders.  Jared focuses on providing professional audit services to business in a variety of fields.  He has over 20 years of public accounting experience.

Sharon Moulder, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Sharon is the Business Accounting Department Manager, where she consults with business owners regarding their bookkeeping, budgeting, payroll, sales tax and payroll tax filings. She makes sure their QuickBooks is set-up properly to give them the most benefit from the software. Sharon also trains business owners and their bookkeepers on QuickBooks and the importance of viewing financial reports on a regular basis. She assists them with deciding whether to outsource bookkeeping or keep it in house, to make the best use of time and resources. Sharon also makes sure the books are ready for the tax return, giving the owner the opportunity to do Tax Planning and possibly reduce the tax liability, saving the owner money.

Mark E. Hamlin, CPA

Over 40 years public accounting experience with the majority of the last 30 years being focused on taxation and not-for-profit organizations.
Prior member of the Mississippi Society of Public Accountants Peer Review Committee, where I was involved with reviewing other firm’s compliance with
professional standards as they relate to their auditing and accounting practice.

Ben Sanders, Compliance Auditor

Ben works as part of the Title IV Audit group. He has been working with schools for the last 9 years. Throughout the years he has assisted with Financial and Compliance Audits. He finds working with both new schools and established schools as a rewarding opportunity. It is a great adventure to work with a client and watch their dream take shape and to grow. The most rewarding part of his profession is the relationships that are built and dreams fulfilled.

Patrick Dziubla, CPA, Financial Audit Manager

Patrick Dziubla is the manager of financial audit and attest services at Lightheart|Sanders. Patrick’s experience includes providing professional attest services to a variety of entities including non-profits, homeowners’ associations, trade schools and privately held companies. He has over 12 years of public accounting experience.

Andrew Bodin, Staff Accountant

Andrew is in the tax department where he is involved in preparing business and individual tax returns, tax planning and consulting.  He has worked for Lightheart, Sanders and Associates since 2009.  Andrew has 7 years of experience in the tax field and 2 years in accounting.  He is a graduate of Jackson State University where he received a BS in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration.  Andrew can provide guidance relating to tax implications and projections for businesses and individuals.

Kay Wong

Kay graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi College in 2013 and is working towards his Public Accounting certification. Originally from Hong Kong, Kay is able to speak in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and a little bit of Fuzhou dialect. He married his lovely wife in 2014 after meeting at MC. Kay and his wife enjoy traveling, watching movies, tasting delicious food, exploring new things, etc. They enjoy living in the Jackson-metro area and contributing to the community to build a better place for everyone.

Jesse Shields, Staff Accountant

Jesse graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi College. His focus is to help clients with all accounting aspects of their business, which will allow them to focus their time on what makes them most successful.

Candy (Shaoqing) Liu,  CPA, MBA

Candy graduated with a master degree in accounting concentration from Mississippi College in 2013 and passed her CPA exams in 2014. She has worked in Lightheart Sanders since her graduation. She is working as a staff auditor in the audit department and she enjoys the opportunities to work with clients in different fields. She’s a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of Mississippi Society of CPAs (MSCPA).

Christine Scott

Chris is a member of the business accounting team. She enjoys helping clients with all aspects of their business. She processes payrolls, inputs financial data into QuickBooks, pays bills and sales taxes and prepares management reports. She loves putting the bookkeeping puzzle together so that business owners can focus on what makes them successful. Chris lives in Madison with her husband and three dogs and enjoys reading, gardening and serving as Treasurer on the board of her Homeowners Association.

JacQue San Nicolas 

JacQue is a member of the compliance auditing team. New to the ever changing auditing world, JacQue continues to learn and grow and enjoys assisting clients within her role. JacQue works from Colorado where she lives with her husband Aaron, she travels to our various clients all over the USA. Before joining the team, she worked within the Cosmetology industry for 10 years. JacQue still enjoys helping others achieve their personal goals and being a day maker. Favorite Quote “A great attitude becomes a great day, which becomes a great month, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life.”-Mandy Hale

Catherine Halter

Catherine is a member of the business accounting team. She helps clients with all aspects of their business. She processes payrolls, prepares payroll reports, inputs financial data into QuickBooks, and prepares management reports. She loves working with business owners taking the burden of bookkeeping off their shoulders and allowing them to focus on what makes them successful.

Cristy Albritton

Cristy is a member of the business accounting team. She helps clients with all aspects of their business. She processes payrolls, prepares payroll reports, inputs financial data into QuickBooks, has experience with Point of Sale and prepares management reports. She loves working with business owners taking the burden of bookkeeping off their shoulders and allowing them to focus on what makes them successful.

Ryan Sanders

Ryan is a member of the compliance auditing team. He loves the opportunity to form relationships with clients, as well as perfecting his work. He currently lives in Utah with his wife, Hanna, and is on the road to getting his own degree in accounting. Working on the ins and outs of the audit, Ryan loves expanding his personal knowledge of the audit process.

Lynn Dean

Lynn enjoys working with all areas of the Lightheart Sanders Firm and the interaction with clients and staff in the tax, audit and business accounting departments. She is a Board member of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and a part of Leadership Madison County. Lynn also helps to coordinate the Firm’s annual Open House fund raiser for charity.
She and her husband Joe reside in Madison with their cat Dumbledore.

Amanda Bodin, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Amanda is a member of the business accounting team.  She helps clients with all aspects of their business.  She processes payrolls, prepares payroll reports, inputs financial data into QuickBooks, and prepares management reports.  She loves working with business owners taking the burden of bookkeeping off their shoulders and allowing them to focus on what makes them successful.