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Partners

Ronald A. Batchelor
Tax Partner
North Carolina Certification #14281


Ronnie has over thirty-nine years of public accounting experience, concentrating in the area of taxation over the past thirty-five years.  He has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations, owner managed businesses, S Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and high wealth individuals.  Ronnie has experience with analyzing the tax impact of business acquisitions, sales and liquidations.  He has worked with many individuals in the planning and implementation of retirement and estate planning strategies.  Ronnie has also received the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.  Prior to forming Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP, Ronnie was with KPMG Peat Marwick for ten years where he served as director of the Personal Financial Planning Practice for two years.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Ronnie previously served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the YMCA of the Triangle Area, Inc. and is a Past-President of the organization.  He has served as a Deacon and an Elder at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he also served as the Clerk of the Session.  He has also served as Treasurer, Vice President, President and Member of the Board of Directors of Carolina Country Club in Raleigh.  Ronnie was an organizer, founding shareholder and a Member of the Board of Directors of CapStone Bank, a community bank located in Raleigh.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., and the chairman of the organization's Audit Committee.  Ronnie has also served as a board member, treasurer and president of several other local non-profit organizations.

Ronnie received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May of 1981.


Ann H. Tillery
Tax Partner
North Carolina Certification #7962


Ann began her career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1972 and was admitted to the partnership in 1983.  In 1989, she resigned from the firm to establish a practice specializing in tax and financial planning for both business and individual clients. On November 1, 1991 she, Ronnie Batchelor and Franklin Roberts formed the existing firm.

In addition to being a CPA, Ann has earned the CFP designation from the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners.

Ann is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Raleigh Professional Women's Forum.  She has served as a member of the Tax Advisory Board for the N.C. Department of Revenue and is a member and former president of the Wake County Estate Planning Council. Ann is active in a number of charitable organizations, including 20 years of volunteer service to The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, in support of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Ann received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Franklin T. Roberts
Audit Partner
North Carolina Certification #14609


Franklin has over thirty-eight years of public accounting experience, specializing in assurance and financial consulting services. He has extensive experience with nonprofits, agricultural companies, manufacturing corporations, service entities, and employee benefit plans. Prior to forming Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP, he was with KPMG  for 10 years.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the board of trustees of Louisburg College and the board of visitors of UNC-Chapel Hill.  He is an active member of Church on Morgan and coaches high school track and field.

Franklin received a bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.

William James Black, Jr.
Audit and Tax Partner
North Carolina Certification #13117


Jim has over forty years of public accounting experience providing audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to a wide range of industries including software, manufacturing, real estate, nonprofit, securities and medical services.   Prior to joining Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP in 1996, Jim was with Deloitte and with Adams, Black and Associates.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and has served at various levels for both organizations including President of the North Carolina Association. He is a member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church and has served as treasurer and as chairman of trustees.

Jim received his bachelors degree in accounting from North Carolina State University.


Scott E. Cabaniss
Audit Partner
North Carolina Certification # 18574


Scott has over thirty years of public accounting experience, specializing in assurance services.  He has extensive experience with large and small companies in varying industries, including manufacturing, distribution, construction,  investment funds, service providers, agriculture, employee benefit plans, and not-for-profits.  Prior to joining Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP in 2007, Scott worked for KPMG in the Raleigh office for nineteen years.

Scott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.  Scott has served in leadership positions for various organizations, and he is also an active member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Scott received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Michelle W. Lemanski
Tax Partner
North Carolina Certification #28342

Michelle has over twenty-two years of public accounting experience and over three years in industry concentrating in the area of taxation. She has extensive experience with C Corporations, ranging from small to large multinational corporations, S Corporations, partnerships, and high wealth individuals. She began her career in the corporate sector for a physician management company and later was Tax Manager for one of the state's largest privately owned companies. Prior to joining Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP in 2013, Michelle worked in the Raleigh office of Ernst & Young LLP for over thirteen years.

Michelle is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. 

Michelle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from East Carolina University. 

Jared L. Piland
Tax Partner
North Carolina Certification #31463

Jared has over seventeen years of public accounting experience, concentrating in the area of taxation.  He has extensive experience with high wealth individuals, partnerships, S Corporations, C Corporations, and nonprofit organizations in varying industries and of varying sizes from small closely held partnerships to large multinational corporations.  Prior to joining Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP in 2011, Jared worked for Deloitte Tax LLP in the Raleigh office for eight years.

Jared is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.  Jared and his family are active members of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church.

Jared received a bachelor of science degree in business management with a concentration in finance from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

David C. Corn, Jr.

Audit Partner

North Carolina Certification #38195

Dave has over twenty years of public accounting experience, concentrating in the area of assurance.  He has extensive experience with large and small companies in varying industries, including not-for-profits, construction, manufacturing, retail, and service.

Dave is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He has volunteered for various not-for-profits including Habitat For Humanity, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs.   Dave has served as a volunteer on several community boards.  Dave and his family are active members of Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church.

Dave received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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