Partners Profile

Management Team

Frieda M. Smith, EA Co-founder and Executive Director

Frieda  has over 30 years of experience, 18 with IRS. She is an enrolled agent, which allows her to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.  She started JADEM Enterprises, Inc. dba FDA Tax and Accounting Service in September 1999 as a small tax service serving individual clients only.  It has grown into a full service professional tax and accounting service serving individuals and businesses.  She has a BS in Education and a Masters in Public Administration.  She is on the speakers cadre for IRS and gives several record keeping seminars yearly.  Additionally , she provides FREE seminars to organizations across Georgia.

FDA Tax & Accounting also provides FREE tax preparation for Senior Citizens who are not required to file Federal taxes but can receive $52 from GA State if a State return is filed.  She has expanded to include FDA & Green Tax and Accounting and an office in Decatur

Andrea M. Nalls, Co-founder and Director of Finance

Andrea  has over
10 years experience and has held several Corporate accounting positions increasing in responsibility.  She was assistant to the controller at Cox Enterprises.  In addition to co-owning  FDA, she is currently a Corporate Accountant with Watkins Associated Industries.  Mrs. Nalls holds a BS in Accounting and is working towards a Masters in Accounting at Keller University and studying to take the CPA exam.

Darletta Strothers,  C o-owner of the Rainbow Drive location

Darletta has over (18) years of management experience.  She has her degree in Biblical Education and certifications in paralegal, office management and Christian lay counseling. For the past (2) years she has been the CEO of Corporate Xpress, Inc.    She is an accomplished master tax preparer and manages and operates one of the satellite offices of FDA Tax Service.

Davita Smith, Sr. Tax Specialists

Davita has a certificate in legal studies from Georgia Perimeter College and has taken numerous Continuing Education courses in the managerial and accounting areas.  She received certificates from the continuing education department  in Bookkeeping I and II from Clayton State University.   She is an accomplished tax preparer and has received several awards for her work.  She works for FDA Full-time and has been with us since its inception.  She handles the Stone Mountain area, providing individual tax preparation to clients who cannot come into one of our offices.
 

Janita Green, CPA and co-owner of FDA and Green Tax & Acctg. 

Janita has over 15 years in the accounting industry, of which 8 were in public accounting. She is largely inspired by her father Marshall’s determination and burning entrepreneurial spirit who at the age of 81, still prepares tax returns and has been since 1968. Janita has prepared tax returns for individuals and small businesses independent of full time employment since 1992.  In July 2000, she and her father formed Greener Solutions Accounting and Tax Services, LLC serving individual and small business client needs.