Meet Our Staff

James Ray, CPA, CFP

James H. Ray, "Jim"

Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner™

Jim has been in public accounting since 1989 and has been a CPA since 1980, where he has helped many individuals and businesses with their accounting, bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation for small and medium-size companies. Jim maintains his expertise by continuing education required by the Georgia Institute of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Jim will provide you the “peace of mind” in dealing with all aspects of your taxes, for you, your business, and your family.

Jim’s experience as CFO and Controller in industry provides him the extra “real life” experience of managing and operating a company, in addition to working with executive level management, Boards of Directors, and shareholders. He has also developed a strategic planning stock option software, which maximizes personal wealth of timely exercise of stock options for individuals.

Clients include, but not limited to, property development, construction, sales, distribution, manufacturing, technology, and professional services such as attorneys and dental offices.

Jim is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science degree, majoring in Accounting, plus a Masters of Business Administration degree from Indiana University. He lives in Canton, Georgia, is married, and has four grown children. He is active in his professional organizations, is a past president of the Georgia Society of CPAs, and is a past Board member. Jim is a Deacon and Elder in the Presbyterian Church USA and an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia. Jim also donates his time to support many other community nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Outside the office, Jim enjoys spending time with his grand children, traveling, and enjoying the North Georgia and Carolina mountains.

Contact Jim
Phone: 404-994-5102 ext. 102 
Brandy Miller, Senior Accountant

Brandy Miller

Senior Accountant

Brandy has been with J Ray CPA, PC since July, 2014 and has been in charge of payroll for the clients.  

She worked as an Executive Assistant/Registered Paraplanner at an investment firm in Iowa for nine years prior to moving to Georgia.  She then worked for a local CPA firm in Canton from 2010 until joining J Ray CPA, PC.  During that time she took accounting courses at Kennesaw State University and received her certification in Accounting Fundamentals 1 and 2.

Outside of work, Brandy enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, reading, and baking.  She is also an active member of the Waleska United Methodist Church, member of the SPRC and Children's Ministry Teams, and teaches the pre-K class during the Wednesday evening SuperKids program.

Contact Brandy
Phone: 404-994-5102 ext. 106
Janean Shumaker, Administrative Assistant

Janean Shumaker

Administrative Assistant

Janean started working with J Ray CPA, PC in August 2015 and is an expert multi-tasker and has unmatched organizational skills.

She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Public and Social Services Degree and went on to work for the Cobb County District Attorney's Office for 10 years as a Victim Advocate.

Janean has recently returned to the work force to start a new career path in the financial and college planning field. She is a quick study and takes on each new task with enthusiasm.

Janean lives in Canton, GA with her husband and three children. She enjoys crafting and spending time outdoors with her family.

Contact Janean
Phone: 404-994-5102
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