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~ About Us ~

nice to meet you

Being a CPA for many years, I have learned a lot about the complex world of accounting and finance. Just as importantly, I learned to understand clients’ needs to achieve their financial goals. So when I started this firm in 2022, I had a clear vision of Crescent Advisory & Accounting as one of the frontrunners ushering in the new era of CPA firms.

I am proud of our team of dedicated, like-minded professionals with whom I enjoy working. As your advisor and partner, we are here to help you reach your financial goals and educate you on your options and strategies. Your goals are our goals. Your successes, our successes.

Seeing a client’s frustrations or concerns turn into joy and excitement. That’s really why I do what I do.

Letha B. Hinote
CPA & Founder of Crescent Advisory & Accounting

our Vision

Our company name, Crescent, refers to the increasing illumination phase following the new moon, simply transitioning from darkness to a gradual growth of light. We are here for those starting anew with their personal finances. We are here for those starting a new business. We are here for those who have felt underserved at other CPA firms. Because we believe that clients are priorities, not obligations.

Our team

Letha Hinote

CPA & Founder of CAA

letha@crescentaa.com

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Born and raised in the Florida Panhandle, I understand and embrace the uniqueness of the area and those that live and work here. I decided on accounting as my major at the University of West Florida, where I earned a BSBA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy with an emphasis in taxation. Before founding my own firm in 2022, I worked in public accounting first with a large regional firm and then went on to become a partner in a local CPA firm.

I am a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the Florida Institute of CPA’s, and the Alabama Society of CPA’s. Also, I am a member of the DeFuniak Springs Kiwanis Club and the treasurer of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. At home, I am Zach’s wife and mom to our son Parker. We like being outdoors and on the water.

Read more about me on LinkedIn.

Tyler Lawniczak

Tax Manager, Staff Accountant, CPA

tyler@crescentaa.com

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I have earned a BSBA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy at the University of West Florida and have been working with CAA since the start. I work in both the accounting and tax departments and love to help clients. Every client is special and has unique problems. I like to solve the problems and educate them at the same time. 

In my spare time, I like to be outdoors playing golf.

Monique Hall

Accounting Manager

monique@crescentaa.com

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Letha and I have been working together since 2012. I love our great team and pleasant work environment. I have a BSBA in Accounting from the University of West Florida and oversee all the accounting work prepared by our accounting staff. I also complete accounting work myself and assist in the preparation of tax returns. I enjoy working with a wide variety of entrepreneurs and businesses and supporting them in achieving their goals. My husband and I live in Laurel Hill where I like to garden and play with our two dogs.

Beth Mooney

Office & HR Manager, Staff Accountant

beth@crescentaa.com

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I have a BSBA in Accounting and I have been working with Letha since 2017. At CAA we have created an upbeat family culture. We work hard, but also have fun while building supportive relationships with our clients and one another. I am inspired by smiling, positive people, and have a 7-year old English Springer Spaniel named Stella.

Amy Thacker

Client Services Coordinator

amy@crescentaa.com

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I have been working at this office since the start of CAA. I greet our clients at the office and on the phone and manage the day-to-day operations of the office, provide support to staff, and perform general administrative duties. CAA feels like a family. I work with a great and dedicated team and the work environment is always pleasant, even during tax season when working long hours. Because I love to travel, I hope to be able to travel to every state when I have the opportunity.

Savannah Infinger

Administrative Assistant

savannah@crescentaa.com

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I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I take care of general administrative duties and started working here in February 2022. I love the atmosphere at our office where everyone contributes to creating a healthy and positive working environment. When I am not at work, you can find me nestled up with a good book or attending a concert with my mom and/or friends.

reviews

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“ Crescent is an innovative advisory firm focused on the development of successful client-firm relationships. ”
Letha Hinote
CPA