Charles graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 1990 and earned the designation as a Certified Public Accountant in 1995. He has more than 30 years of overall accounting experience with a concentration on tax compliance for individuals and small, closely-held businesses. He began his career working as an auditor with the Internal Revenue Service, and has worked with several CPA firms in the Birmingham area. Charles has experience helping clients in many industries, including construction, landscaping, retail, and professional services. Charles resides in Alabaster with his wife Cindy and his son Jackson.