About Blair C. Diaz, CPA, PC

Our Firm

Since 2004, Blair Diaz CPA, PC has served North Georgia individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits. The founder and principal, Blair C. Diaz CPA, leads a small but professional team dedicated to providing expert financial services. Housed in the historic Garner Hulsey House on Gainesville’s Green Street, our company is a local business committed to serving our community. We believe in serving others by providing professional services to nonprofits throughout North Georgia. While nonprofits are our specialty, we also provide quality accounting services to small businesses and individuals including audits, bookkeeping, payroll, compilations, Quickbooks® consulting, tax planning and tax preparation. Our seasoned staff provides personalized help to each and every client. Through reliable communication and quality accounting, we create accurate financial reports that limit surprises and improve your financial decisions.

Our Mission

We strive to improve our client’s financial reporting processes to provide accurate an informative financial reports to improve financial decision making.

Our Staff

Blair C. Diaz, CPA

Principal Accountant

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Georgia, Class of 1993

Blair C. Diaz is a certified public accountant (CPA) with more than twenty years of public accounting experience in a wide range of business and nonprofit sectors. Her career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP and as a manager with a local firm has given her experience with a variety of large, mid-sized and small companies on a national, regional and community basis. Blair is an active member of her professional and local communities. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA). Locally, she has served on many nonprofit boards.  She currently serves on the board for the North Georgia Community Foundation, as a member of the Redevelopment Authority of Gainesville, and as a member of the Finance Committee for the Northeast Georgia Health System. She is also an active member of the Gainesville Rotary Club.

Blair is a frequent speaker to community groups on the topics of nonprofit finances and management.   In 2017, she was the recipient of the prestigous W. Lee Arrendale Award for Vocational Excellence and Community Leadership.

 

Tyler Edelberg

Senior Staff Accountant

Bachelor in Accounting, University of North Georgia, Class of 2015

Tyler Edelberg has been a staff accountant with our firm since October of 2015. Tyler provides exemplary work in individual tax, small business finances, and nonprofit services. She is currently in graduate school for a Masters of Accountancy and is studying to pass the CPA exam. Tyler lives in Dawsonville with her dogs and two cats.

 

Lisa A. Richards

Senior Tax Accountant

Bachelor in Accounting, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Lisa joined our team in January of this year, and brings with her a plethora of private sector accounting experience.   The majority of that experience is in real estate management and development and marketing.  Lisa was active in the Cobb County CERT Program and served as Treasurer on several boards there, as well as in Dahlonega on the R Ranch In The Mountains Board of Directors.  She and her husband live with their horses, dog and cats in Cleveland where they moved after they became empty nesters.  In her spare time, Lisa loves to spend time with her husband, Larry, riding their horses, kayaking and white water rafting in the area’s beautiful rivers and mostly spending time with their amazing grandchildren.

 

Amie Ivey

Administrative Assistant

Amie Ivey joined Blair Diaz, CPA in September of 2011 after working for the Census Bureau. She provides excellent support to the accounting team and friendly service to all clients. Amie and her husband Tim live in Gainesville with their two cats.