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Meet Our Knoxville Accountants


Michelle Amelse, CPA

Owner & President, 13 years of experience in public accounting.

Michelle Amelse, Owner & President of Amelse & Edmonds CPAsMichelle graduated from Austin Peay State University in May 2007 with degrees in Accounting and Finance. She specializes in providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and businesses in many industries. After working in the accounting industry for over 10 years, Michelle founded Amelse & Edmonds CPAs to further her vision of helping individuals and businesses of all sizes to grow and flourish. She works to continuously expand her knowledge base through continuing education courses and self-study. Michelle’s areas of expertise include corporate and individual taxation, financial statement compilation, review and audits, IRS representation, full service bookkeeping, entity formation, and business consulting.

In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Jon, and two sons.

Extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Individual Taxation
  • Tax Planning
  • Financial Statement Compilation
  • Audits and Reviews of Non Public Companies
  • Audits and Reviews of Not For Profit and Governmental Entities
  • Representation before IRS and State Authorities
  • Full Service Bookkeeping and Accounting Services
  • Entity Formation
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Business Plan Development

Professional Associations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Michelle is a Dave Ramsey endorsed tax service provider.

Andy Edmonds, CPA

Owner, 42 years of experience in public accounting.

Andy Edmonds, CPA - Owner of Amelse & Edmonds CPAsAndy graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1975 majoring in accounting and graduating with high honors. He worked at Capper Incorporated during college. Andy built his accounting base and knowledge working for the national firm Main, Hurdman, and Cranston as an audit manager for seven years. In 1982 Andy started his own CPA firm which he has operated in Knoxville for the last thirty-five years. Andy has been in private practice for thirty-five years and has worked in public accounting for forty-three years. His clients consist predominantly of small and medium-sized businesses. Andy has enjoyed specializing in niche areas over the years including; Section 1035 exchanges, business buyouts and liquidations, and accounting for the construction industry.

During his time off, Andy enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Individual Taxation
  • Tax Planning
  • Financial Statement Compilations and Reviews
  • Representation before IRS and State Authorities
  • Small Business Consulting

Professional Associations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants

Kelly Gulley

Senior Accountant, 7 years of experience in public accounting.

Kelly Gulley, Senior Accountant at Amelse & Edmonds CPAsKelly began her journey in 2009 working for a large grocery store chain as a bookkeeper while attending Roane State Community College. There she found her calling. Kelly has 8 years of experience in bookkeeping, payroll, and Federal and State tax filings. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and continues to stay up-to-date with the latest Federal and State requirements. Her areas of expertise include: QuickBooks set-up and training, payroll processing and tax filings, State sales and business tax filings, and full service bookkeeping.

Kelly and her husband, Thomas, reside in Lenoir City where they are tackling raising a toddler. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Whether it be at the local zoo for the day or riding the trails on the 4-wheeler, having time with her loved ones is very important to her.

Extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Payroll Processing and Reporting
  • Full Service Bookkeeping
  • Quickbooks Setup and Training
  • Business Registration at the Federal and State Level
  • State Tax Filing Compliance

Professional Associations: Quickbooks ProAdvisor

Shawna Alexander

Staff Accountant & Office Manager, 1 year of experience in public accounting.

Shawna Alexander, Staff Accountant at Amelse & Edmonds CPAsShawna obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Tusculum College. She has an upbeat and ambitious personality as well as a true passion for connecting with others and nurturing relationships. Shawna has worked specifically in client relations and as a client advocate for over 10 years. Going beyond the numbers to build strong bonds with the individuals she serves is the most gratifying part of her job. Shawna’s goal is to ensure that clients are well taken care of and feel like family.

Shawna and her husband, Brian, live in Loudon and they just recently welcomed their first child, Grayson. In addition to loving on her precious son, she can also be found attempting a Pinterest project, at the lake, shooting archery, or doing anything with her family.

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