About Laurie McClain, CPA, MTx

Laurie is a native of Atlanta and has spent the last thirty-something years specifically in Gwinnett County.  She is a proud product of Gwinnett County Public Schools and received her Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting in 1986 from Georgia State University.

Immediately after graduation, Laurie joined Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, PC, a large, local accounting firm based in Dunwoody in their small business advisory department.  Laurie advanced rapidly and maintained a successful small business practice during her time there.  She gained experience in a wide variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, distribution and professional services.

In 1996, Laurie left to form McClain and Company, P.C.  She continued to offer “big firm expertise” to small business owners at a reasonable cost.  Her philosophy has always been to weigh the cost of certain strategies against the benefits.

During her time in public accounting, Laurie has achieved very good results for her clients.  She works diligently as an advocate for her clients in tax matters and financing opportunities and has assisted in several large software installations and conversions over the years. Laurie recently graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Taxation and is currently studying for the Tax Court Exam.

Laurie is very active in her community as a member of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.  She serves on the board of the Hudgens Arts Center and is a member of the Cornerstone Society of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.  Laurie has three children and is an avid tennis player.