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"We are in the people business first and foremost.  Our expertise is providing professional tax and accounting services. Our goal is to represent our clients with compassion and understanding, always striving to accomplish their objectives."  

                                                                                                                   - John Cone

John Cone, CPA, ABV, CFF
Managing Member

John began his career in 1986 as a CPA in the tax department of the international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche.  He specializes in complex federal and state corporate and individual income tax matters, litigation support, forensic accounting, and transaction advisory services.  

Sally Bolen
Senior Accountanting Manager

Although Sally is technically a 'retired' CPA, she brings over 40 years of business and accounting experience to Cone & Associates.  She is also treasurer of the Misty Mountain Quilt Guild in Blairsville.

Kali Badder
Tax Manager

Kali is a seasoned tax preparer and an IRS Enrolled Agent with over 15 years of experience in the accounting field, working throughout various industries such as insurance, tax, banking, hospitality, and local government.  She graduated from Valencia College with an Honors Degree in Business Administration (A.S) and Criminal Justice (A.A.).  She specializes in researching complex tax issues, IRS/state audit assistance, and preparation of individual, corporate, and fiduciary tax returns. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, photography, spending time with family, and traveling the world.

Alice Duryea
Enrolled Agent

Alice has been in the accounting industry since 1977, first as an accountant for a non-profit and then with the predecessors of Cone & Associates CPAs.  Alice has extensive experience in all aspects of financial management and accounting and earned the credential of IRS Enrolled Agent.

Eva Frentz
Payroll Specialist

Eva has been in the accounting field since 1998 and has worked in public accounting for over 10 years. She moved to the area in 2016 from southwest Florida, where she earned a BS in Management. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and is on the board of many youth sports organizations in the area.

"Alice, you are my tax lady from now on."  - Jim Davidson

"We've used John Cone for all of our family's tax work since 1997. They have always provided a very high level of service, accurate and current information at a competitive price. I would highly recommend this firm." - A Satisfied Client 

Cone & Associates - an accounting

firm for all seasons. 

Why would we make this claim?  Because year in and year out

we meet the ever-changing financial needs of our individual and

business clients with:

  • individual tax return filing and tax planning

  • full accounting services for businesses

  • bookkeeping and financial statement preparation

  • multi-state tax return filing

  • payroll services 

High Level Capabilities


For 35 years, Cone & Associates CPAs has specialized in general accounting and tax preparation services for individuals and business organizations. 

But first and foremost, Cone & Associates CPAs is fanatical about customer service.  While our business is powered by accounting expertise, we remain laser focused on personal support.  Our certified experts are always just a phone call or email away.

Secondly, we want our clients, both individual and business customers, to rely on Cone & Associates CPAs for every accounting need.  We see ourselves in partnership with our clients, dedicated to helping them leverage all the tax and accounting advantages possible.

Why Cone & Associates?

If you’ve ever…

  • received a letter from the IRS

  • been surprised by a tax problem

  • wanted help streamlining your company’s financial processes

  • missed a key tax deadline

  • needed to find a great local accountant,


…then you understand the value of a proven accounting firm.   Cone & Associates will prevent and mitigate these serious problems - before they happen!

We want to be ‘your’ accounting firm.  

Cone & Associates
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