Schamber-Jones, CPA, PA is the name of a firm that dates back to the 1970ís. This CPA office has been serving the accounting needs of the Hattiesburg area for over 30 years.

Sharon B. Schamber-Jones, CPA is the president. Sharon has a bachelor of science degree in business administration (majoring in accounting) and a masters of professional accountancy degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to beginning her practice of public accounting in 1983, Sharon taught accounting and business law for three years at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Today, in addition to practicing public accounting, she teaches accounting and business law at William Carey University.

She has served on the board of governors for the Miss. Society of CPAs (MSCPA) and as the president for the Southeast Chapter of the MSCPA. She has also served on various committees for the MSCPA, including the long-range planning committee and a committee concerned with education and scholarships.

For two years, Sharon chaired the USM Estate Planning Council. She is a member of the Area Development Partnership, the Petal Chamber of Commerce, and the USM Alumni Association.

In connection with Lions Club activities, Sharon is the president of the Petal Lions Club, past district governor of District 30 S. Lions of Mississippi, Inc., past president of the Lions Sight Foundation of Miss., Inc. and a former trustee of the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank, Inc.

Arthur F. Kersh, was one of the partners in Kersh & Schamber, CPAs which started in 1987 as a continuation of his practice. He has served as president of the Southeast Chapter of the MSCPA and on their board of governors. On the national level, he has served on the Tax Forms and Tax Practice Guides Committees of the AICPA Tax Division. His civic associations include the Hattiesburg Lions Club, Area Development Partnership, the Marine Corps League, American Legion, and the USM Alumni Association.

He received his bachelors and masters degree from USM. Prior to coming back to Hattiesburg, he worked for Boeing during the nationís race to the moon.

Alicia Jarrell is a staff accountant and Enrolled Agent. She a resident of Ellisville, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting Concentration) from William Carey University. Alicia is a member of The Society of Advancement for Managers, a national member of Alpha Beta Gamma, The Petal Lions Club, Mississippi Association of Public Accountants, Area Development Partnership, The Petal Chamber of Commerce, and is very active in her church.


Marsha Lee is a lifetime resident of Petal, Mississippi and works at the firm as an administrative assistant. She has been a licensed agent in local agencies serving the Pine Belt area for nearly 30 years and worked as Office Manager/Bookkeeper for nine of those years. She is married and the mother of two wonderful children and has two precious grandchildren.

Marsha is a member of The Petal Chamber of Commerce, the ADP in Hattiesburg, and very active in her church and fraternal organizations in Petal.