Stout Sheffield & Associates, PA was opened in January of 1992, under the name of William A. Culbreth & Associates, PC. Our original mission has not changed: We aim to provide the highest level of integrity, accuracy, and customer service through our financial services. As the years have passed, our Firm has grown and kept up with the everchanging Accounting industry to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Contact Us and let us help you achieve your financial goals!

Meet Our Team.

Julie Stout – Partner, CPA

Julie Stout – Partner, CPA

Julie Stout is the administrative leader and a certified public accountant at Stout, Sheffield and Associates, PC (SSA). She has been an accountant for 31 years and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She specializes in various accounting and financial areas such as Personal Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Budgeting & Projections, Office Management, Non-profit Accounting, Bookkeeping & Accounts Receivable. Julie has a Bachelor of Science with majors in Accounting and Management. She is also skilled in administrative technology and provides guidance for other employees to utilize modern systems and technological implementations including accounting software, mass communication procedures and organizational apps. Julie is a dynamic strength in the business and enforces her positive demeanor and diligent nature to encourage others to work hard and succeed.

Julie is married to Alan Stout, and together they have four sons and two daughters. They have a lovely pack of dogs, three cats, five goats, two horses, and a magnificent noble steed named Murphy! Julie loves to stay fit through exercise, tennis, hiking, running, walking, swimming, and yoga. She and Alan love to travel and especially enjoy trying new foods and drinks while spending time with her fabulous family and great friends! Julie truly loves accounting, especially tax, and nothing makes her happier than when a return balances beautifully on the first run!

Bridget Sheffield – Partner, CPA

Bridget Sheffield – Partner, CPA

Bridget Sheffield is a co-owner of Stout, Sheffield & Associates, PC. She is a goal-oriented and dedicated accountant who is passionate about making a difference for her clients. She loves getting to know her clients on a personal level and she loves working with numbers. To Bridget, numbers aren’t just numbers; numbers can translate into a livelihood and a future for her clients and she wants to be able to give her clients the best future possible.

As a Certified Public Accountant for Culbreth, Stout & Associates, PC, Bridget provides a wide range of accounting and tax services, including income tax return preparation, sales tax return preparation, personal property tax return preparation, payroll and payroll tax services, tax resolution, extensive QuickBooks services, bookkeeping, and much more, to small and mid-sized businesses across all industries.

Some of the projects Bridget has recently completed for her clients include:\

  • Assistance with succession planning and selling the businesses of a number of clients
  • The discovery of fraud on multiple occasions while reconciling clients’ bank statements
  • Helping a client become debt-free, make better financial decisions, and improve cash flow management by providing timely, organized, and efficient bookkeeping
  • Setting up QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online (and cleaned up QuickBooks files) for numerous clients
  • Keeping clients up-to-date with payroll compliance
  • Guiding clients through both IRS audits and state audits

Bridget has worked for Culbreth, Stout & Associates, PC her entire career. She started in 2003 (then Culbreth, Minick & Associates, PC) as an accounting clerk and office manager assistant responsible for answering phones and greeting clients. Very quickly, she became responsible for managing client accounts and has amassed a great deal of accounting experience in the 20 years she has been with the firm. She became a partner in 2015.
Bridget received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management from Valdosta State University. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). In the past she has served as Chairman of Finance Committee, and as a member of both the Audit Committee and Nursery Committee at her church. She is a Certified TSheets Pro Fundamentals.
In her free time, you’ll probably find Bridget with her nose stuck in a book; she loves to read novels of all genres. You may also find her taking relaxing walks, fishing, travelling, or spending quality time with her husband, son and their dogs, bulldogs Moon and Sky. Bridget is a huge music enthusiast—she has sung in her church’s choir and especially loves songs from movies and plays. She’s also a huge fan of medical dramas (“The Good Doctor” and “New Amsterdam”), cooking competitions, game shows, and family shows (“Heartland” and “This is Us”). She is a member of Pauline Baptist Church where she volunteers in the church nursery and loves living in Brooks County and seeing all the farm fields every day.

Aimee Rayford – Staff Accountant

Aimee Rayford – Staff Accountant

Aimee possesses a seven-year background based in banking, both as a teller and as an accountant. She also has experience both with being audited and auditing external entities. She is dedicated to providing the best service to Stout, Sheffield, and Associate’s clients as she possibly can. Currently, Aimee holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology from Valdosta State University and is in pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Science Business Administration, with a focus in Managerial Accounting. She hopes to complete this degree soon and pursue an MBA, with an end goal of obtaining CPA licensure.

When Aimee is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, trying out new recipes, remodeling her home, and hanging out with friends.

Mim Rice – Office Administrator/Manager

Mim Rice – Office Administrator/Manager

Mim is a retired teacher of 30 years but enjoys the accounting atmosphere. She has been married for 27 years with 2 wonderful boys. She loves supporting the FSU Seminoles, VSU Blazers, and Lowndes Vikings. Her favorite place to go is the beach. She also loves roller coasters & water parks!

When she is not at work, Mim enjoys reading mystery novels, swimming, playing board games, corn hole, organizing things, and hanging out with family and friends.

About Us Helping Clients

Our Mission

We help our clients identify their business and financial needs.

Our Values.

We aim to provide the highest level of integrity, accuracy, and customer service through our financial services.

Customer first

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