Patricia J. Wagner, CPA, MS
Founder, Owner & General Partner
Patricia J. Wagner, CPA, MS is the founder, owner, and general partner of Wagner & Associates, CPA, LLC. She started her business in 2003 and has an excellent reputation in the community. Patricia received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bob Jones University in 1986 and earned her Master’s degree in Accounting from Kent State University in 1999. She has vast experience with audits, a range of which includes city, county, and HUD audits. She is licensed in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Maryland Association of CPAs. With over 30 years of experience in business and accounting, Patricia is a pioneering and results-driven leader, who focuses on achieving results in highly competitive environments that demand continuous improvements. She enjoys analyzing and finding solutions to difficult tax situations, whether it be lowering a client’s tax liability or resolving challenging financial issues. Patricia enjoys visiting new locations with her husband, Jim and her favorite way to travel is by cruise ship.
Nathan B. McKnight
Nathan McKnight first joined the Wagner & Associates team during the summer of 2010. Upon arrival, his energies were divided between client payroll and office management responsibilities within the firm. Nathan’s undergraduate work was completed at Bob Jones and Liberty Universities in the disciplines of Accounting and Political Science. His current educational endeavors once again find him at Liberty University where he is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Accounting. On any given day, Nathan’s time assisting clients is divided between monthly write up, and tax and consulting services. In addition to client-related projects, his primary focus within the firm is that of firm development and management. Over the better part of the last decade, he has grown with the firm and currently serves as managing principal. Nathan loves to spend time with his wife, Erin, and their three lazy little loafers: Juliet, Scarlet, and Lincoln.
Amanda K. Girton, CPA
Amanda “Mandy” Girton, CPA began working for Wagner & Associates in 2011, just after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Bob Jones University. Early in her employment, Mandy gained an interest in accounting and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University in 2015. She recently passed her CPA exam and is now the firm’s tax principal. Mandy provides accounting services to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and municipalities. She enjoys preparing tax returns and explaining accounting basics to clients. Mandy is active in her church choir and enjoys playing in a community band with her sister, Jenny. She also enjoys cruising and is often in the middle of four books at a time.
Melissa Hahn is a member of the clerical staff. With over 10 years of experience as a secretary and administrative assistant, she joined the Wagner & Associates team in March 2013 as personal assistant to Patricia Wagner. Melissa works on the “back end” of tax returns to ensure the e-file process is completed and client copies are assembled and distributed. She also handles the firm’s social media presence, aids the accountants with data entry and scanning, and assists the payroll department as needed. She likes to keep things around the office organized, and enjoys the variety of tasks she completes to support her fellow co-workers. When not at work, Melissa loves spending her time with her husband, Tim, and their three beautiful daughters: Grace, Emma, and Olivia. In any available free time, she like to read historical fiction and bake yummy treats for her family.
Suzanne began working for Wagner & Associates in May of 2017. Formerly working as a Personal Assistant in an assisted living community, this was a big change for her. Suzanne has taken multiple college courses, and recently started taking classes specific to Accounting in addition to working directly under Amanda Girton. Suzanne enjoys assisting Amanda with her monthly accounting as well as keeping the office organized. Outside of work, Suzanne stays busy running her cleaning company. She loves to help people clean their houses and appreciates the difference she makes. Suzanne also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, drinking coffee, and shopping.
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McKenzie joined Wagner & Associates in January 2013 as receptionist, before transitioning to client coordinator in 2016. She graduated from Towson University in 2014 with her Bachelors of Science in English with a concentration in business writing. Currently, McKenzie serves as assistant to Nathan McKnight. Some of her responsibilities include general accounting for monthly clients, tax season planning and implementation, and federal and state correspondence management. McKenzie loves spending her free time with her husband Andrew and their three dogs, Kaizer, Cecil, and Scotch
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