Author Archives: Albany Member

Home Outlet April Sale

Join us for Home Outlet’s April Sale – Save 20% Storewide for 3 Days Only – April 11th-13th. It’s your opportunity to break up with your big box store and stay under budget for your entire project – enjoy 20% off savings on Kitchens, Baths, Floors, Windows, Doors and more!

Visit Home Outlet in Albany, GA at 2527 Dawson Road.

Mauldin & Jenkins to Enhance Client Accounting and Advisory Services with CFO Navigator Merger

Mauldin & Jenkins, a leading provider of assurance, tax and advisory services, is pleased to announce the merger of CFO Navigator, a specialized firm providing tailored financial guidance to growing businesses and nonprofit organizations in the metro-Atlanta area.

With a shared commitment to helping clients leverage their financial data, the merger of CFO Navigator represents a significant milestone in expanding Mauldin & Jenkins’ capabilities in its Client Accounting and Advisory Services (CAAS) practice.

CFO Navigator has built a reputation for guiding organizations beyond traditional bookkeeping, empowering them to use their financial data to actively navigate their businesses. By offering a powerful combination of financial insight and business foresight, CFO Navigator focuses on helping companies that have outgrown their current financial capabilities by designing and offering solutions to help them understand their financial data to make the best decisions for their business.

“CFO Navigator’s expertise in providing financial guidance complements our mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to our clients,” shared Mauldin & Jenkins’ Managing Partner Hanson Borders. “We look forward to integrating CFO Navigator into our CAAS service offerings to equip clients with a better understanding of their financial data.”

In addition to the merger, Robert Stephens, CPA, and founder of CFO Navigator, will join Mauldin & Jenkins to lead the service offering in the Firm’s CAAS Practice. In his position, Robert will play a pivotal role in leading the Firm’s efforts to design and build scalable financial capabilities for its clients, ensuring they have the tools and financial insights needed to achieve their goals.

Robert expressed his enthusiasm for joining the Firm, stating, “I am beyond excited to have the fractional CFO services developed over the past 15 years be integrated into Mauldin & Jenkins. I think combining our two firms makes for a perfect match, both in service offering and culture, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m looking forward to creating even greater value for the companies and nonprofits seeking to navigate the numbers that drive their business.”

“Robert brings a wealth of experience in providing financial guidance for growing businesses and nonprofit organizations,” said Borders. “His leadership will be instrumental in driving the growth of our CAAS practice and strengthening our position as a trusted advisor to growing organizations. With Robert’s expertise, we are confident in our ability to elevate our client services to new heights and drive continued success in our advisory service offerings.”

For more information, please visit our website.

About Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC
Mauldin & Jenkins is annually recognized as a Top 100 Certified Public Accounting firm by Inside Public Accounting and Accounting Today and provides assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to clients. Founded in 1918, the Firm serves clients in a range of industries including government, banking, technology, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, not-for-profit, financial services, film & entertainment, private client services, and higher education. For additional information, please visit

Albany Flint Rivergators Professional Indoor Football Coming Spring 2024

The Albany Flint Rivergators will play at the Flint River Entertainment Complex starting in Spring 2025. The team has joined the American Indoor Football (AIF) league in 2023 and will play on the road in Spring 2024. The team will play games in Cedar Rapids, IA, Corpus Christi, TX, Batesville, MS and Columbus, GA. To learn more about the team and G-Sport Edutainment Group, LLC go to the website at:

Mauldin & Jenkins Announces Strategic Hire to Lead Transaction Advisory Services Practice

ALBANY, NOVEMBER 29- Mauldin & Jenkins, a Top 100 provider of assurance, tax and advisory services, proudly announces the appointment of Managing Director Tom Houlihan to lead the Firm’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. With a career spanning over two decades, Tom brings a wealth of experience in corporate transactions, business combinations, strategic planning, financial reporting, dispute resolution and legal and regulatory proceedings.

Tom joins Mauldin & Jenkins after leading and providing support for clients on both the buy and sell side on over $3 billion of transactions across a broad range of industries. In addition to his advisory experience, Tom has provided expert testimony and litigation support encompassing a wide range of financial matters in federal & state courts as well as for FERC & state regulatory proceedings.

This strategic hire reflects Mauldin & Jenkins’ commitment to addressing the diverse needs of its clients and further positions the firm at both the forefront of industry excellence and client service.

“We are excited to announce a strategic addition to Mauldin & Jenkins as we welcome Tom Houlihan to lead our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice,” shares Jeff Fucito, Partner and leader of the Firm’s Advisory Practice. “With over two decades of advisory experience, Tom brings a wealth of expertise that will undoubtedly elevate our TAS offerings. We are confident that Tom will play a vital role in furthering our commitment to meet our client needs.”

“Mauldin & Jenkins excels in offering clients comprehensive accounting services and advice,” expressed Tom in an interview. “The Firm’s collaborative approach, which consistently delivers outstanding results, presents a compelling opportunity. I am thrilled to become part of the team and contribute to the growth of the firm while leading the Transaction Advisory Services and Valuation practice,” he added.

Tom’s extensive background in successfully navigating complex transactions makes him an asset to prospective investors, capital providers, business owners, and executives who are seeking a strategic partner in their financial endeavors. For more information about our Transaction Advisory Services and how we can help, please visit our website.

# # #

Mauldin & Jenkins is annually recognized as a Top 100 Certified Public Accounting firm by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting and provides assurance, tax and advisory services to clients. Founded in 1918, the Firm serves clients in a range of industries including governmental, banking, healthcare, construction, nonprofit, financial services, film & entertainment, private client services, and higher education. For additional information, please visit

For more information, contact: Katie Funderburk, 229-446-3631

Wynfield Park Receives National Award

Good afternoon! Wynfield Park Health & Rehabilitation has been recognized as a 2023 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of
residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program honors providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for our nation’s elders and individuals with disabilities.

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process that is reviewed and
evaluated by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational
excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve
superior performance over time to improve quality of life and care of long term care residents and
Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, understanding of key customers, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a sustainable performance improvement system. Trained examiners review each application to determine if a center has met the demands of the criteria. As
a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award, Wynfield Park Health & Rehabilitation may now move forward to the Silver – Achievement in Quality award criteria.
“Earning this award is a milestone to be proud of,” said Cathy Bergland, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair. “It’s at this point that providers see what is possible by committing to the process of improvement. Congratulations to Wynfield Park for this achievement. I encourage you to
continue your quality improvement journey.”

Wynfield Park Health & Rehabilitation has been caring for the Dougherty county community for nearly three decades. Also named a Gold Seal Quality Center by The Joint Commission, Wynfield Park is known for providing a high standard of care and customer service.

I am attaching additional details about the award. Please let me know if you need more information. We appreciate your help in sharing this wonderful news with the community.

Grant Writing Class – Workforce Development Series

Don’t wait! Use this link to register while seats are available
Are you or your organization seeking grants to provide much needed resources to operate?
Do you want to partner with Grant Writing experts that have over 30 years of combined experience with successfully writing, monitoring and accounting for millions of dollars in multi-year grants?
O’Neal’s Consulting & Training Services is partnering with expert trainers to help small businesses and organizations write award winning grants, budget and monitor those funds in accordance with accounting principles.
This class will also feature leadership development and provide lunch to each in-person participant.

ASU Symposium – Health Literacy Project 6.3.2023


On behalf of the Health Literacy Albany, GA Project we would like to invite the community to our Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

There is going to be a wealth of knowledge provided concerning, the future of COVID-19, mental health specialist, COVID survivors as well as giveaways, lunch, and more for the 1st 100 attendees that pre-register.

Please, pre-register for this event using the QR Code listed at the bottom left side of the flyer and share with others.

Deadline is Friday, May 26, 2023, at 3:00PM


Kernice Battle-Jones, B.S.S.W., M.S. Psy
Program Assistant
Health Literacy Program
Albany State University
229.500.3494 (office)

Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705

Mauldin & Jenkins Named One of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms, Regional Leaders for 2023

ATLANTA- For the 29th year in a row, leading accounting and advisory firm Mauldin & Jenkins is proud to share that it has been named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms for 2023. Coming in at number 73, the firm jumped four spots over last year’s ranking.

In addition to a Top 100 ranking, Mauldin & Jenkins was one of 12 Georgia firms to also be named one of Accounting Today’s Regional Leaders for 2023. The Southeast had the highest average firm growth rate for the year, increasing 8 percentage points over last year.

Multiple geographic and strategic service line acquisitions as well as increased efficiency due to new technologies are just a few of the contributing factors Managing Partner Hanson Borders credits to the firm’s significant growth over the past year.

“I am proud of the way our firm has responded to clients’ evolving needs,” said Borders. “Focusing on new avenues for growth both geographically and in industry specialization has allowed us to better align our services with our client’s values and financial goals.”

Innovations to traditional service areas are also responsible and reflect the industry’s overall transformation.

“Due to the vast number of technological advances that have emerged over the past several years, we have seen a shift in the way traditional services are performed,” shared Borders. “The industry’s expansion beyond conventional accounting needs and the adoption of new technology has provided us with opportunities to broaden the scope of our services and expertise, increase efficiency, and better serve the needs of our clients.”

Accounting Today subscribers can view the full list of Top Firms here.

About Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Mauldin & Jenkins is annually recognized as a Top 100 Certified Public Accounting firm by Inside Public Accounting and Accounting Today and has provided assurance, tax, and advisory services to clients. Founded in 1918, the Firm serves clients in a range of industries including government, banking, healthcare, construction, not-for-profit, financial services, film & entertainment, private client services, and higher education. For additional information, please visit


For more information contact:
Katie Funderburk, 229-446-3631

Black History Sale

Come Join Us All Month, Our Black History Sale. We are having 20% of all our Shea Butters of different varieties. Shea Butter is made for all skin types. Shea Butter provides all the essential vitamins needed to make skin look & feel smoother, softer & most importantly healthier.

Come by or give us a call (229)395-1501