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Our Firm

Since the day we were founded in 1950, we've been committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We pride ourselves in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our firm's commitment to quality service and professional excellence is widely recognized and well-earned.

Although our commitment to clients and our core service values have not changed over the years, advances in technology have made accounting more user-friendly and affordable. Our consultants can help clients to streamline bookkeeping, tax and financial processes.

Cannon & Company, L.L.P. is among the few area firms that have joined the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Private Practice Section. We are also a member of the North Carolina Association of CPA Firms, an association of local firms that promotes excellence through programs of continuing education.

Cannon & Company is proud that we offer more than the traditional accounting services. Our firm is led by experienced partners under whose leadership and support the professional staff will help you to develop innovative, practical solutions to today's business and tax problems. With two locations in the Piedmont Triad, we look forward to discussing your financial situation with you in hopes of assisting you in whatever way we can.

Our Team

Thomas Michael Borden, CPA, NC Certificate #13471

Managing Partner

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: mborden@cannon.pro

Mike Borden is the Managing Partner of Cannon & Company, LLP. He is originally from Miami, Florida and is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. Mike maintains CPA licenses in both North Carolina and Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mike and his wife Jean attend Holy Family Catholic Church. They have 3 grown children. In his spare time, Mike plays golf and enjoys viewing most sports.

Richard J. Tamer, CPA, NC Certificate # 15780

Partner

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: rtamer@cannon.pro

Richard Tamer is the partner in charge of the Audit Department and Management Accounting Systems. He is a native of Winston-Salem and graduated from Wake Forest University. He is licensed to practice public accounting in North Carolina and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Richard and his family attend Old Town Baptist Church, where he serves on the Finance Committee. In his leisure time, Richard enjoys reading, college basketball, and photography (digital and video).

Glen E. Cannon, CPA, NC Certificate #8421

Partner

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: gcannon@cannon.pro

Glen Cannon joined Cannon & Company in 1974 and served as staff accountant until 1975 when he entered law school. He practiced law from 1978 until 1986, when he returned to Cannon & Company, LLP. Glen served as Tax Manager from 1986-2000, when he became partner in the firm. He is a graduate for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BSBS) and the Wake Forest University School of Law (JD). He is licensed to practice both public accounting and law in North Carolina. Glen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina State Bar, 21st Judicial District and Forsyth County Bar Associations. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Forsyth Technical Community College and is on the school’s Business and Information Technology Advisory Committee. Glen is an active member of the Clemmons Rotary Club and of the South Fork Church of Christ. He is a native of Winston-Salem and enjoys reading, listening to music and watching sports on TV.

William B. Amburn, CPA, NC Certificate #11942

Partner

Phone: 336-983-5985

Email: bamburn@cannon.pro

Barry Amburn was a staff accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG) from 1977–1980. He served as accountant for Integon Insurance from 1980-1982 and Senior Accountant with Cannon & Company, LLP from 1982-1984. He founded Amburn & Associates in 1985 and operated the practice until 1998 when he merged with Cannon & Company. Now Barry is the managing partner of the King office and the lead financial advisor for Cannon Wealth Management Services, our financial planning affiliate. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and is currently licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant. He also holds his Series 7, Series 66 and comprehensive insurance licenses. Barry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Services Institute and the 2020 Group. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Stokes Family YMCA and the Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital and is a former president of the King Chamber of Commerce. Barry and wife Juno live in King and attend First Baptist Church in King, where he has served as a deacon and currently teaches Sunday School and sings with the choir on their Praise Team. Their son Daniel lives in Raleigh with his wife Mary-Peyton and children Whitaker and Caroline. Barry is a native of North Carolina and enjoys reading, sports and fishing.

Wanda Sigmon, CPA, NC Certificate #25897

Tax Manager

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: wsigmon@cannon.pro

Wanda Sigmon joined Cannon and Company, LLP in June 1998. She first held positions in auditing and tax preparation. Later she became tax supervisor and currently holds the Tax Manager position. She holds a B.S. in Social Work from Western Carolina, B.A. in Accounting from High Point University and a Masters in Taxation from Washington School of Law. Wanda is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is a certified QuickBooks Proadvisor. Wanda is married with one child. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling with her husband Bill and caring for her animals.

Sandra R. Walker, CPA, NC Certificate #13765

Tax Supervisor

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: swalker@cannon.pro

Sandy Walker joined the firm in 2002. She has over 25 years of public accounting experience serving individuals, small businesses and not-for-profits. Sandy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Business Administration. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. In her time away from the office, she enjoys hiking in the mountains, vacationing at the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

Andrew Esses, CPA, NC Certificate# 33842

Tax Accountant

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: aesses@cannon.pro

Andrew joined Cannon & Company in November 2011 and is originally from Flemington, New Jersey. He holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2006, 2007). He also holds Series 7, and Series 66 certifications. Andrew is a member of North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. When outside the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, who is active in sports.

Susan Yanka, CPA, NC Certificate #32920

Tax Accountant

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: syanka@cannon.pro

Sue Yanka joined the firm in 2009. She has over 30 years of public accounting experience serving the needs of small businesses. Sue is originally from St. Louis and Independence, Missouri. She graduated from the Missouri State University with honors with a B.S. in Business Administration degree. In addition to her tax services, Sue is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Sue moved to NC in 1999 and she is married with two children. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Sue attends First Christian Church where she sings on the worship team. In her time away from the office, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, playing golf, hiking and spending time with her family.

Valerie Davis Kiger, CPA, NC CPA License #28272

Audit Manager

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: vkiger@cannon.pro

Valerie joined the firm in 2015 with over 15 years of audit and tax experience serving privately held companies. She has worked with governmental, not-for-profit, manufacturing, construction and healthcare. Valerie graduated from Catawba College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and UNC-G with a Master of Science in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and Professional Women of Winston-Salem. Valerie is a Finance Committee Member of both Yadkin Baptist Association and Friendship Baptist Church of East Bend, where she is also the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. She serves on the Audit Committee of the Children’s Center of Surry and Yadkin counties and she is a past board member there. Valerie was born and raised in Yadkin County where she currently resides with her husband, Scott and two daughters, Emma and Noelle. Most of her non-working hours are spent watching her daughters play sports - basketball in particular. Valerie loves to read a good book and play with the family basset hound, Lucy. As a member of Friendship Baptist Church in East Bend she serves as the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, a choir member and a children’s church worker.

Sandra Mock, CPA, NC CPA Certificate # 17705

Audit Supervisor

Phone: 336-725-0635

Email: smock@cannon.pro

Sandra has been with Cannon & Company, L.L.P. for over 25 years working in the Accounting & Audit Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her CPA certification in 1988. Sandra specializes in non-profit organizations and small businesses. She has recently completed certification with QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Sandra is active with her church and enjoys spending family time with her husband and two sons.