Meet The Team

Partners

Robin Narron, CPA

Managing Partner

Robin is a Certified Public Accountant and the Managing Partner at Merritt Narron, PLLC, a CPA firm in Zebulon, North Carolina. Robin grew up in the area and has many ties to Zebulon. One of her favorite jobs was with the local baseball team, the Carolina Mudcats. She began her career in Public Accounting with Merritt & Petway, CPA's. She spent much of her career working with Charter Schools and was a Partner with a company that provided financial services for most NC charter schools. She worked with GA and SC charter schools also. Robin has worked as a CPA for several years. Robin has recently obtained her insurance and securities licenses with her husband's company. As Les looked at retirement, he decided that Robin would be a great person to continue his legacy in Zebulon. Robin has experience in public accounting, in governmental accounting, and with small businesses. Robin and her husband have owned several small businesses over the years. She has assisted several 501(c)(3) organizations with the approval process. Robin is excited to meet and work with many individuals and small businesses in the area. In her free time, Robin enjoys the beach and time with her family. She currently serves on the board for Wake County First Priority, which is an outreach ministry that shares the Christian faith in public school settings. She has volunteered on other boards and in other capacities during her career. Robin's children and their ties to the community through school and extracurricular activities have made it easy for her to be involved with several groups in the local area.

Leslie W. Merritt Jr. CPA, CFP® professional

Partner

Mr. Les Merritt has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) professional since 1981 and he became a Certified Financial Planner™ professional in 1986. He served as State Auditor of North Carolina from January 2005 until January 2009 and as executive director of the Foundation for Ethics in Public Service, Inc. from mid-2009 until early 2011. He was the first Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to serve as North Carolina’s State Auditor. As State Auditor, he served on North Carolina’s Council of State, as a member of the Local Government Commission, and led an agency with more than 200 employees, all responsible for the fiscal and financial accountability of all elements of the government of the state of North Carolina. Before he was elected State Auditor, Merritt was an owner and managing partner in privately held accounting and auditing firms for over twenty (20) years.

Narron Merritt CPA Staff

Debbie Henry

Sr Staff Accountant

Debbie comes to Narron Merritt with 24 plus years of accounting experience. She has experience working with small & larger companies and gives both types of caring and detailed time to their needs. She enjoys seeing companies bloom. Most of her experience is with Sage software and she is recently earning various certifications in QuickBooks Online. Debbie has been married for 35 years and enjoys time at the beach and with her children and grandchild. She looks forward to working with Narron Merritt clients for many years.

Tawnya Beverley

Tax Preparer

Tawnya has over 16 years of experience at a local CPA firm in Raleigh. Her experience includes preparing individual and business tax returns, bookkeeping, payroll taxes, and filing sales and use taxes. She also handled the project management of tax season deadlines and has experience as the office manager handling some aspects of the corporate side of the business. Tawnya resides in Zebulon with her husband, Kyle. She has a daughter and three grandchildren, who reside in WV. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting, eating sushi & spending time with her family.

Mariane Franks

Payroll, Billing and Payables

Mariane primarily handles payroll, billing, and payables. Under payroll, she processes periodic payrolls, processes payroll tax liabilities to the Federal and State authorities. Other than her key role activities, Mariane supports other team members in various other accounting-related work. During the audit peak season time, she processes reports for annual HOAs, Charter Schools, and Foundations, and during peak tax season, she processes tax returns and associated documents too. We love to have her working with us. Should you have any questions on billings or payables, please feel free to contact her.

Connie Gay

Office Administration

Connie is in charge of the Front Office and administrative work. She is the nucleus of the day-to-day operations at our firm. She handles client queries, client walk-ins, tax returns processing, and many more day-to-day activities at our office !! We are glad to have such a hard worker on our team. To book an appointment with any of our staff members or take an update on your tax return, please call our office at 919-269-8553 and Connie will be happy to help you.

Priscilla Mangum

Tax Preparer

Priscilla is one of our most experienced tax preparers. She has been associated with Leslie Merritt CPA firm for the past 4 years, preparing individual and business tax returns. She is instrumental in successfully getting the tax returns prepared by cut-off dates. In her free time, Priscilla likes to work on scrapbooks, make cards and spend time traveling with her husband, Norman.

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