Staff

Neff Velez, CPA

Neff is Founding and Managing Partner of Velez, Sohani & Associates, LLC. Prior to founding Velez & Sohani, he worked in the Atlanta office of Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. from 2007 to 2014 as a Senior Tax Manager. Prior to that he worked at Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company LLP from 2004 to 2007 as an Auditor and Senior Accountant. From 1999 to 2003 he worked at Paulding & Associates, P.C. as a Staff Accountant and Junior Business Consultant. He has extensive experience in financial statement reporting, business consulting and financing, strategic planning, accounting software architecture, executive coaching as well as corporate, partnership and individual income tax planning and compliance.

Neff has clients in several niche industries including healthcare, commercial & residential construction, professional services and food service industries. Neff also has significant experience consulting with closely-held and family-owned businesses.

Neff graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2003. Neff is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Neff is also a Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor.

Education:

  • Penn State University – Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Tom Meaux, CPA, PFS

Tom is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a magna cum laude graduate of Georgia State University. Tom earned his CPA in Georgia while working at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Later, he worked in Internal Audit for Rollins, Inc., focusing on mergers and acquisitions and was promoted to accounting management. As a primary member of accounting management, he planned and coordinated internal audit activities. He later transitioned in accounting management to Worldspan and Nova Inc., until forming Tax Solutions, LLC with Partner José Acuña in 2001.

Education:

  • University of Kentucky – BBA, Marketing
  • Georgia State University- Magna cum laude, BBA, Accounting

José Antonio Acuña

José is a graduate of the Universidad de Tamaulipas in Mante Mexico and Georgia State University. While studying accounting at Georgia State, José provided asset management services, liability oversight, accounting control review, cash management, vendor payment, and bank reconciliation for the Mexican Trade Commission and later the Mexican Consulate.

Education:

  • UAT – Mante Mexico, BBA, Agriculture
  • Georgia State University– BBA, Accounting

Fredrick Omiela

Fred is a graduate of Georgia State University, where he earned a degree in Accounting. He began his career in accounting working alongside his father, an Enrolled Agent. Since obtaining his degree, Fred has been working in public accounting, preparing income tax returns and advising individuals and small business owners. Fred joined the Tax Solutions team in 2016, and is excited to assist and advise clients with both tax and audit issues.

Education:

  • Georgia State University – BA, Accounting