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About Staton CPA

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Our story

In 2006, the Staton family began a small accounting firm in Rutherfordton, NC, focusing on tax preparation and small businesses advisory services. Samuel Staton worked in the business while completing his college education. The firm grew in size and breadth, adding a partner in 2011.

By mid 2013, Samuel was licensed as a one of the youngest CPAs in North Carolina. Samuel’s childhood friend Daniel (who joined the firm in 2012) received his license later that year as well. In January 2015, Samuel took the helm, and the firm was established as Staton CPA, P.C.

From the beginning, our firm has been dedicated to our clients. It’s about you. We believe in developing long-term relationships and providing excellence in customer service. We are committed to providing accurate advice and timely services. Our mission is to help you reach your business and personal economic goals while helping you stay compliant and financially sound, by providing ethical advice focused on the long term. We believe that, at the end of the day, honest and healthy businesses always win. Fast and big is not always good.

In addition to our in-house talent, we are able to recommend outside expertise to help reach your objectives. Whether you are in need of legal advice, investment advice, marketing services, computer security or just about anything else related to your business and financial life - we would love to help you assemble the team that you need to do your best, so that you can spend your time and energy doing what you do best.

 

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We know that finding the right adviser is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Professionals

 
 

Samuel Staton

Samuel began working in the accounting field at 15 years old assisting his father with scanning tax documents and collating completed tax returns. This sparked his interest in pursuing a career in accounting. Samuel obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting by age 20, completed his master of business administration degree, passed the CPA exam, and became a fully licensed CPA by the age of 21, all while working full time at the firm that grew into Staton CPA, P.C.

Samuel’s passion for accounting and business consulting has only continued to grow. He believes in the importance of diligence no matter how small or large the task. He does not shy away from the most difficult cases – whether they be years of unfiled tax returns, years of unreconciled IOLTA accounts, or crashed accounting databases that need to be rebuilt. Hands on experience provides the greatest education – not just textbook learning, and Samuel has accumulated diverse skills through tackling many of these complex projects. He will not stop his tireless work until the complete, positive result is realized.

Samuel truly and genuinely believes in the importance of long term relationships. Samuel has worked with parents and now works with their children. He firmly believes the best way to grow his business is through building steady relationships built on mutual trust and honest advice.

Samuel oversees the day-to-day operations at Staton CPA, P.C. In this role, he specializes in individual and business taxation and tax dispute resolution; business planning, consulting, and valuation services; and forensic accounting.

Samuel resides on a farm in Rutherford County NC with his wife Caroline, daughter Abrielle, and son Nathaniel.

 

Education

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
Master of Business Administration, 2013

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
B.S., Accounting, 2012: Summa Cum Laude & GOAL Senior Scholastic Award - Highest GPA

Affiliations

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
• North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Fellow
• National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts, Member

Certificates & Licenses

• North Carolina, CPA License #37822
• Certified Valuation Analyst #20215
• Chartered Global Management Accountant #110045597

 
 

 
 
 

Daniel Hudson

Daniel enjoys solving problems. His main areas of interest are data analytics/visualization, technology, and business processes.

He will update his bio when he has more time, but until then you can call him at our offices!

 

Education

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
Master of Business Administration, 2013

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
B.S., Accounting, 2012

Affiliations

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
• North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Fellow

State Board Admissions

• North Carolina, CPA License #38031