Joanne L. Edgar, CPA
Managing Partner

Joanne L. Edgar, CPA

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Joanne founded J. Edgar Group, PLLC in 2001. Inspired by her observation that traditional CPA firms excel at compliance but not at ensuring business success, she shaped the J. Edgar Group into a provider of CFO services on demand.

Joanne is Acting CFO for half a dozen companies across northern New England, supporting mergers and acquisitions worth more than $20 million, and negotiating corporate financing for property and operations totaling over $23 million. Her pioneering work in financing commercial solar projects enabled a major installation in Manchester’s historic Mill District, and more cutting-edge solar projects are breaking ground soon. She leads the J. Edgar Group’s tax practice, and serves as special advisor for self-directed IRA accounts.

Prior to founding the J. Edgar Group, Joanne served as a senior accountant in KPMG’s audit department, specializing in construction, service, and manufacturing. She also managed audits for Connor & Associates, P.C., and served as corporate controller of Kinderworks Corporation. Active in her local community, Joanne serves as Trustee of Trust Funds for the Town of Andover, New Hampshire. Past board appointments include the Financial Management Association of New Hampshire; Treasurer and Board President for AIDS Response Seacoast; Treasurer and Board President for Business Network International; and Treasurer for the New Hampshire Women’s Lobby.

Michelle Lambert
Office Manager

Michelle M Lambert, MSW

As J. Edgar’s office manager, Michelle oversees all back office functions, and frequently problem-solves for our clients and our staff. Her skills as a licensed therapist come in handy more than you'd think.