Jasmine Young, MBA, CPA, CFE
A native of Indian Ridge, Alabama, Jasmine founded Southern Tax Preparation & Services, LLC from the comforts of her home in Huntsville, Alabama, in December 2014. Miss Young received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting degree from the prestigious Alabama A&M University in May 2013. Jasmine went on to further her studies by obtaining her Masters of Business Administration degree from Grantham University in August 2016. Jasmine had a desire from a young age to have a global accounting firm. To embark on that journey, she moved to Atlanta, GA, became a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Georgia State Board of Accountancy. Jasmine has over 8 years of experience in government accounting and auditing; she also has over 5 years in experience in public accounting. Jasmine is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the National Society of Black Certified Public Accountants.
Jasmine graduated as the salutatorian of the Clarke County High School Class of 2009. Contrary to popular belief that all millionaires and those society deem successful obtained their success after surviving a childhood stricken with adversity and poverty, that is not Jasmine’s story. In fact, Jasmine came from a home where her parents taught her by example that financial literacy is the key to living a financially healthy and free life. Her parents worked hard, consistently strived to learn as much as they could about the things they didn’t know related to financial literacy, and held each other accountable for the household’s finances and their spending habits. As a result, it appeared to many of her classmates, some of which stated, that Jasmine was being “fed with a silver spoon.” However, Jasmine realized this perception only existed because many around her were experiencing a life of adversity and poverty, and it was their experience that birthed the perception that anyone who did not appear to be experiencing life as they were were, in fact, being “fed with a silver spoon.” Although initially infuriated by the perception, Jasmine chose to use it as her motivation to feed her community and all those she encounters with this same silver spoon – the silver spoon of hard work, education, and accountability that she was fed by her parents. Jasmine used what was meant to be a negative connotation as the fuel her desire to become an accountant. That desire manifested into Southern Tax Preparation & Services. Now, many years after high school, Jasmine continues to pursue a career that aligns with her passion allowing her to fulfill her calling to spread financial literacy around the globe.