Jessica Hussain, CPA, MTX   

Tax Partner at Aprio | Specializing in serving businesses in the retail, franchise and hospitality industries.

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Who I work with

I help restaurateurs, multiunit franchisees, retailers and female-owned businesses realize profitable growth. I work closely with clients at every stage of development from launching their first concept to expanding operations to new locations and markets.

My specialty

As a member of the management team for Aprio’s Restaurant, Franchise and Hospitality Practice, I advise clients on setting up their financials correctly, software selection, registering for tax accounts, coordinating payroll set up and much more. I have an open line of communication with my clients, and we talk frequently as they grow and learn. I help restauranteurs understand the key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive business and demonstrate how to use financial reporting to drive growth. Ultimately, we simplify tax compliance so clients can focus on what they do best – running their businesses.


Results I have delivered

The pandemic had a devastating effect on the hospitality industry, and I am proud to have helped our clients secure millions in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, navigate PPP loan forgiveness and secure the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).

Unique things about me

I enjoy serving my community by volunteering my time and expertise, and gain a great deal of fulfillment from helping clients grow their business and achieve their goals.


When I am not at work

I enjoy cooking and trying new restaurants, as well as spending time outdoors with my family, running, and going on hikes in the North Georgia and Carolina mountains.

People say I am

“I get a great deal of fulfillment from helping clients grow their business and achieve their goals.”


Focused, collaborative, genuine, supportive and sensitive, with a good sense of humor.



I earned my Master of Taxation from Georgia State University and my Bachelor of Business Administration and from Georgia Southern University (Magna Cum Laude). I serve my professional peers as a Co-Chair of Aprio’s Excelle women’s committee and my community through board service on the Aprio Foundation and as Co-Chair of the Aprio Foundation Grant Committee. I enjoy participating in Aprio’s campus recruiting efforts and serving as a mentor in Aprio’s mentorship program.

I am a Board member and Finance committee member of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership. My professional affiliations include the AICPA, GSCPA, and the Atlanta Chapter of the LDEI.