Layson Advisory Group is a full service, retirement planning company serving Macon, Georgia and surrounding communities.
Layson Advisory Group provides retirement and estate planning to families nearing or already enjoying retirement. Our mission is to provide the families and businesses with innovative financial strategies, in an effort to provide financial clarity, solutions, and improve your quality of life. Making strong commitments to our clients and building life-long relationships are tenets of success at Layson Advisory Group.
After a thorough and careful financial discovery with you, we analyze your personal financial situation – risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs, and retirement goals — and create a retirement plan that is unique to your situation.
Tony Layson, ChFEBC℠
Founder and CEO Tony was born and raised in Macon. Tony has been a licensed insurance professional since 1975. In 1981, circumstances allowed him to own a franchised-based small business bookkeeping, accounting and tax practice. In 2004, he became an Enrolled Agent, enabling him to offer extensive tax planning and represent clients before the IRS, which has enabled him to be the firm’s “Master Strategist.” In 2010, Tony became the Endorsed Local Provider for Dave Ramsey for tax and accounting. Through the years, Tony’s extensive knowledge of insurance, retirement and tax has been a huge asset in developing life-planning strategies for his clients, whether business clients or individual clients.
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Also born and raised in Macon, Debby joined Tony in the accounting and tax practice in 1981. Her training and education in bookkeeping allowed her to develop and grow that particular side of their business. In 2001, with the proliferation of QuickBooks for small businesses, she became a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, providing extensive training on the use of QuickBooks in small business. In 2010, she began developing a “Cloud Accounting” practice that has expanded over the years. She is an accredited tax professional and in 2006 became licensed to sell life insurance products.
Terry is the brother of Tony Layson and joined our practice in 2011. He has extensive background in business management and has assumed the role of heading up and developing the cloud accounting and payroll side of our firm. He is also a licensed insurance professional, allowing him to offer our clients a full range of services to develop life plans for their businesses.
Nick Stovall, CPA /PFS, Stovall & Associates
Founder and President for Stovall & Associates, Ltd., Certified Public Accountants
Nick Stovall CPA/PFS, CGMA, MBA boasts an extensive background in accounting, finance and investments. With over 20 years of experience, he brings decades of private industry accounting, public accounting, business taxation, IRA taxation, technical taxation, tax law, and tax policy knowledge to the organization. With an in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry and solid understanding of the complex demands of diverse business settings, his experience provides an invaluable perspective on the intricate relationships between tax and business issues.
During his tenure in the private industry sector, Nick served as the chief financial officer for Glenn Corporation, E Energy Adams and Gradient Financial Group, LLC. He has also consulted in the public sector serving individuals and businesses in the areas of financial and tax planning. Nick was an instructor with National American University, teaching upper division accounting courses and remains a mentor for aspiring accountants in the Twin Cities area.
Nick earned the Masters of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of St. Thomas where he graduated with distinction. In addition, he attended Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota for the Masters of Business Taxation. Nick also holds his series 27, 7, and 66, as well as his life and health license.
Nick remains active in the accounting industry and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MnCPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Nick is a member of Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group.