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ATA, a leading tax, accounting, and advisory firm, announces the addition of Beth Garner to its partner group. Garner brings with her an impressive track record of over 25 years in the accounting industry, with an emphasis on employee benefit plan audits.

Prior to joining ATA, Garner was the national practice leader for the employee benefit plan audit practice for BDO, a top-five accounting firm in the nation. Beth has significant experience auditing defined contribution, defined benefit, and health and welfare plans. Additionally, she has provided consulting on plan improvements, mergers and acquisitions, plan terminations, frozen plans and correction of compliance failures.

“ATA is glad to welcome Beth to our leadership. Beth’s experience in the specialized field of employee benefit plan audits, aligns perfectly with our commitment to expand our ERISA practice area,” said Chief Manager John Whybrew. “Her expertise and leadership in the field will be a valuable addition to ATA.”

As a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Georgia, Garner’s credentials are bolstered by her involvement with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where she previously served as a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Committee. She is also a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs. Garner has been a frequent speaker on various technical issues for the EBP industry and professional organizations.  She has also written numerous articles and been quoted in professional publications regarding the employee benefit plan industry.

“This opportunity allows me to leverage my expertise as a contribution to ATA’s overall success but specifically in the ERISA audit practice,” said Garner.  “This partnership with ATA brings a fresh chapter to my professional journey. I am looking forward to being able to contribute to their already strong leadership team and look to positively impact innovation within the firm”

About ATA

ATA is an advisory firm that works with clients on all aspects of their business needs. ATA guides its clients towards success by providing consulting services that are not traditionally associated with the accounting industry. For example, Revolution Partners, ATA’s wealth management entity provides financial planning expertise; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; ATA Digital focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products as well as offers video, social media, and digital content for small businesses; ATA Capital is an investment banking firm dedicated to providing clients with M&A brokerage services; and lastly, ATA Employment Solutions is a comprehensive human resource management agency.

ATA has 16 office locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi. Recognized as an IPA Top 150 regional accounting firm, it provides a wide array of accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services for clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to publicly traded companies and international corporations. ATA is also an alliance member of BDO USA LLP, a top five global accounting firm, which provides additional resources and expertise for clients.