Francis, Kingsley & Associates CPAs, serving the Atlanta area since 2003, has opened a Towne Lake office at 1000 Wyngate Parkway, Suite 120.
Company principals Julie Kingsley and Judy Francis have served the area more than 20 years with offices in east Cobb.
Ms. Kingsley, a Woodstock resident, heads the new Towne Lake office. She began her career in Atlanta, serving individuals and small- to medium-size businesses. After that, she joined a large, privately traded partnership as senior tax accountant concentrating on real estate partnerships and non-resident partner tax returns. Ms. Kingsley formed her practice in 1999, providing accounting, tax and business consultation services. She has served as interim chief financial officer for clients' transitioning.
Ms. Francis has been a CPA since 1988. Her career includes time as a tax accountant with The Coca-Cola Company and controller for INVESCO Capital Management. In 1997, Ms. Francis formed a consulting firm providing accounting and tax services. This led to the establishment of Francis, Kingsley & Associates. Her focus is serving as external or part-time chief financial officer for clients. She is also a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
The female-owned firm specializes in personal and business tax engagements and small business accounting. Primary services include accounting, taxation and business consulting. They also offer specialties such as bookkeeping, accounting systems setup, complex tax issues and temporary CFO services.
Hours are by appointment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (770) 310-9726 or go to www.woodstockcpa.com.
U-Haul buys Cherokee facility
The U-Haul Company of Northern Georgia has expanded the U-Haul network of self-storage locations with its purchase of an existing facility in Cherokee County.
The new U-Haul Moving and Storage of Canton at 6380 Hickory Flat Highway features 379 storage units and offers more than 53,180 square feet of self-storage.
The three-story storage structure features climate-controlled storage rooms, drive-up storage and boat/RV storage. Amenities include 24-hour security with electronically controlled access, digital video surveillance and free use of storage carts.
"We are pleased to be expanding our presence in Canton and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships with local communities throughout Georgia," said Patrick Spencer, president of U-Haul Company of Northern Georgia. "Moreover, with the expansion of U-Haul self-storage operations, we are better equipped to meet our customers' current and future needs."
The company doesn't charge deposit or administrative fees and offers a credit-card payment plan and low-cost Safestor Protection to help safeguard customers' possessions.
The location also will sell a variety of packing supplies including boxes made out of recyclable materials, 100 percent biodegradable packing peanuts and moving pads made from recycled denim. Also on site will be a Take a Box/Leave a Box display, which allows anyone to leave moving or other unwanted boxes for another person to reuse for free, instead of throwing them away.
Customers who rent a U-Haul moving van or trailer for a one-way move can receive one month of free storage before or after their move.
For information, call (800) 468-4285.