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The Jones, Lakin, & Company CPAs , PC Team of Professionals

William G. Jones - Owner, CPA, Jones, Lakin, & Company CPAs, PCWilliam G. Jones, CPA, CVA


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Bill Jones is the owner of the firm. Bill has lived in Carroll County since the early 1980’s with his wife, JoAnn. Bill has developed strong ties to the community through his family, his accounting practice, his community involvement, and, of course, his time at the golf course.

Professionally, Bill has focused his practice in two areas: tax planning & preparation and business valuation services. He has extensive experience in tax planning and preparation for businesses, individuals, and estates and trusts. Additionally, Bill has been performing business valuations since 1996 and has developed a great deal of expertise in this area, as well.

As an active member of the community, Bill has been a member of the Planned Giving Committee at Carroll Hospital Center, on the board of directors at New Windsor State Bank, a member of the Advisory Committee to Carroll Community College Miller Entrepreneurial Institute, treasurer and president of Westminster Riding Club, a past treasurer of the Carroll County Historical Society, and treasurer of the Carroll Arts Council. In addition, he has served as campaign treasurer for various political candidates.

Bill is a graduate of University of Baltimore and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst. Bill holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the Institute of Business Appraisers.

Emily Brown - Accountant at Jones, Lakin, & Company CPAs, PCEmily J. Brown, PhD


Emily Brown is one of the accounting professionals at the firm. Emily moved to Carroll County in 2000 with her husband, Rob. Emily received her doctorate in Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2001 and then began her teaching career at Western Maryland College. During this time, Emily and Rob started their family. Emily soon determined she would like a more set schedule for raising her family and began taking accounting courses. Emily discovered she really liked accounting, so she finished her coursework, became a CPA candidate, and went to work part-time with Davis & Jones in 2005. Emily has been working with Bill ever since.

Professionally, Emily has developed expertise in tax planning and tax preparation, as well as QuickBooks support. Emily prepares individual, business, and nonprofit tax returns. In addition, she works on compilation and review engagements. Emily especially enjoys working with our clients, problem solving, being a technology resource, and exploring the ever changing environment of tax law.

Emily’s commitment to the community is reflected in the many ways she volunteers through religious, sports, and civic organizations. Emily is a past treasurer of the Charles Carroll PTA and East Middle PTO, is a regular Carroll County Public School classroom volunteer, serves her church in multiple capacities, and is active in the newly formed Greater Union Mills Silver Run Community Alliance.

Emily received her undergraduate degree from Western Maryland College and her doctorate from Michigan State University. Emily holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals.

Kimberly Lakin - Accountant at Jones, Lakin, & Company CPAs, PCKimberly A. Lakin, CPA


Kimberly Lakin is another accounting professional at the firm. Kimberly received her accounting degree from Towson University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland. She has been a resident of Carroll County for the last 18 years.

Professionally, Kimberly has over 25 years of experience in tax planning and preparation. Kimberly prepares individual, business, estate, and trust tax returns. She has served clients in many industries, including construction, medical services, legal services and educations.

Kimberly is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals.

In addition to her professional activities, Kimberly is a volunteer with the Carroll County Meals on Wheels Program. She also enjoys scuba diving and yoga.

Laura Tawes - Office Manager at Jones, Lakin, & Company CPAs, PCLaura E. Tawes, AA


Laura Tawes is the office manager for the firm. Laura was born and raised in Carroll County. Laura has strong ties to Carroll County where she grew up, attended school, was active in 4H, and worked for local banks after graduation. Currently, Laura lives in Manchester, Maryland, with her husband, John, and their four children. Laura graduated from Carroll Community College in 2005 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

Professionally, Laura joined the firm in December of 2010. Laura spends her time fielding calls and handling visits from clients and vendors, as well as performing bookkeeping duties, supervising interns, overseeing workflow, and managing whatever new challenges come up on any given day. During tax season, Laura also prepares individual tax returns as time allows. Laura has enjoyed meeting and getting to know our clients, as well as having new opportunities for growth and development with every new situation that arises.

Laura is active at her children's elementary school, serving on the PTA as their fundraising chair.

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