Our team brings over 25 years of accounting experience.

We also cater to small businesses that are looking for guidance and a caring hand to lead them through the nuances of entrepreneurship.

Principal

Faith Bynum
CPA, MBA

She attended North Carolina Central University, where she earned her Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting degree. While at NCCU, Faith pledged the Alpha Chi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

In December of 2009, she earned her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting degree from Baker College. In November 2012, she became a North Carolina licensed Certified Public Accountant. Soon after, she started her practice.

Faith’s passion to educate people in finances and entrepreneurship has positioned her to be sought after on various speaking platforms. She wrote a book entitled, “Build Faith in Your Business”, as a simple guide for people to understand the beginning stages of starting a business.

Faith has also served on numerous governing Boards and was accepted into the 2017 class of the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations. She was also an honoree of the 2020 class of NCCU’s 40 Under 40 Alumni Awards.

Faith is a native of Durham, NC. She enjoys being a mother to her 13-year-old daughter, Madison. She has a passion for community and education. Faith yearns to always help others grow and develop their life-long passion and purpose.

Office Manager

Mary
Cartwright

Mary Cartwright, our Office Manager came to Faith Bynum, CPA, PC in the Fall of 2018 from New England. Mary brings over 25 years of Office and Human Resource Management experience to our growing firm. Because of their love and passion for people, Mary and her husband Tom oversaw the families and children's program at their Church in Rhode Island. This inspired them to Foster and ultimately lead them to adopt one of their children. Mary strives for excellence in everything she does and aspires to deliver the highest level of customer service to each one of our clients.
Junior Accountant

Mayah
Foster

Mayah Foster is a Durham, NC native. She began her professional career in 2018, working for Wesbell Technologies working with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable processing for the company. Soon after, she joined Faith Bynum, CPA, PC as an Administrative Assistant in 2020 and was later presented with the opportunity to learn and grow as a Junior Accountant. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from East Carolina University and later plans to follow the path to become a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Administrative Assistant

Linell
Hinton

Linell Hinton is the Senior Administrative Assistant at Faith Bynum, CPA, PC. She joined the team in 2020 and has brought a wealth of experience to the firm. Her focus is on company organization and ensuring a solid customer experience.
Senior Accountant

Sara Hughes
MBA, CPA

Sara Hughes, MBA, CPA - Prior to joining the team at Faith Bynum, CPA, PC, Sara spent most of her career in Corporate Finance. She left Corporate America in 2017 and worked as a contractor for the firm on a part-time basis while working as the Controller of a Memphis based Company. She is now a permanent member of the Faith Bynum team. Sara is from NY and moved to NC in 1997. She has an MBA in accounting and earned her CPA license in NY.

Outside of work, Sara spends time with her three children and has a passion for cooking and running.

Staff Accountant

Summer
Larzelere

Summer Larzelere is a Staff Accountant at Faith Bynum CPA, PC. Summer joined Faith Bynum CPA, PC September of 2019 as a Junior Accountant and has progressed to Staff Accountant. She specializes in tax planning and compliance, tax strategy, and ensuring our firm is accurate in tax law. She offers tax consulting, preparation, and review of individual, corporate and nonprofit tax returns.

Summer originates from northcentral Wisconsin. She attended Northcentral Technical College where she received her Associate's Degree in Accounting. Furthering her education at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Accounting.

Summer moved to Raleigh, NC in April 2019 and enjoys traveling, playing the piano and volunteering at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Summer loves the warm North Carolina weather, and enjoys most of her time with her family along the Atlantic Coast and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Staff Accountant

Ebony
McCoy

Ebony McCoy is a Staff Accountant with our firm. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Old Dominion University in 2015. She earned a Master of Science in Accounting from Liberty University in 2017. She is currently working to obtain her CPA license. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Junior Accountant

Kyle
Odum

Kyle Odum, is a Junior Accountant here at Faith Bynum CPA, PC. He is an Elizabeth City, NC native where he attended Pasquotank County High School. Kyle went on to earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree in 2016 from East Carolina University. Soon after, he obtained his Master of Accountancy degree in 2017 and his next endeavor is to become a Certified Public Accountant. He is motivated and looking forward to his future in the accounting industry. In Kyle's spare time, he enjoys cooking, and both playing and watching sports.
Administrative Assistant

Alexis
Page

Alexis Page graduated from East Carolina University in 2019 with a Bachelors in Business Administration, concentration in Management. In that same year, Alexis earned her Insurance license and agent code in the state of North Carolina. She is now the Administrative Assistant for Faith Bynum, CPA, PC. She is often the first person to speak with anyone who joins our Faith Bynum, CPA, PC family; therefore, Alexis will always make sure to give a warm welcome.

Our team is excited to work with you.

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