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Cerner Team

Raymond Payne

Raymond Payne is a certified public accountant (GA), a registered investment advisor (GA), and a Series 65 Licensee. He earned a B.S. in accounting (magna cum laude) from Florida A&M University. Ray is a graduate of Leadership Dekalb (’19) and is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs, where he sits on the Estate and Financial Planning Advisory Council. He has 30 years of experience in financial services, including tax, financial analysis and planning. He’s worked for Arthur Anderson & Co, GE Capital, and MCI Communication in leadership capacities prior to starting his own practice.


Cerner Team's Services and Specialties

The Cerner team provides tax planning and preparation services for small businesses and high net worth individuals. Cerner also has a financial advisory portion of their business. They believe combining both investment and tax strategies enable them to achieve the best outcomes for their clients’ goals.

Tax Preparation

Annual document preparation and filing any tax forms for individual and family taxpayers.

Business Taxes

Corporate tax filings for closely held, family-owned businesses including S-Corporations, C-Corporations and Partnerships.

Tax Planning

Planning to reduce your tax liability. We go beyond tax compliance and proactively recommend tax saving strategies to maximize your after-tax income.

  • Partner Tax Advisor:  $425/hour
  • Tax Manager: $325/hour
  • Sr. Tax Associate: $225/hour
  • Tax Associate: $195/hour


  • Annual Tax Preparation, Individuals

    Starts at $1,250

  • Annual Tax Preparation, Businesses

    Starts at $1,450

  • Ad hoc planning (partner)