Audit Management Team


Jennifer Vest
Direct Dial: (205) 271-8511
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Jennifer L. Vest, CPA – Mrs. Vest has been with Sovereign CPA Group, LLC since 2010. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo in May 2004, and has worked in public accounting since graduation. Mrs. Vest is currently an audit manager at the firm. Her areas of expertise include experience in auditing, financial reporting and corporate income tax. She has served clients in various industries including insurance, retail, employee benefit plans and construction.


Jason Lybrand
Direct Dial: (205) 271-8510
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Jason S. Lybrand, CPA, MBA – Mr. Lybrand, a senior manager for the firm, graduated from UAB in 1998 with a double major in accounting and finance. He also earned his master’s degree in business administration from UAB in 2001. He has over twenty years of accounting experience including more than fifteen years in public accounting. His areas of expertise include experience in auditing, financial reporting and corporate income tax. He has served clients in various industries, including construction, manufacturing, employee benefit plans, insurance, retail and wholesale trade.  He also provides assistance with Clearwater Analytics Investment Software – including initial record conversion, monthly accounting/bookkeeping, year-end close, financial reporting disclosure, impairment testing and comprehensive income calculation.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • United Way Visiting Allocation Team
  • Alabama Wildlife Center – Junior Board – Past Chairman



Andrew Austin
Direct Dial: (205) 271-8509
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Andrew Austin is a manager in the firm’s audit practice. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Andrew earned both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy. Andrew has worked in public accounting since 2004 with experience performing audits, compilations and reviews for numerous industries including construction contractors, employee benefit plans, wholesale distributors, not-for-profits and service industries.