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ATA NAMES NEW PARTNER – MEMPHIS, TN

ATA NAMES NEW PARTNER

MEMPHIS, TN. – ATA, a regional accounting firm, names Diane Sparks, CPA as the newest partner effective January 1, 2024. With more than 15 years of experience, Diane will help lead the assurance practice in the Memphis, TN office.

As a certified public accountant specializing in  attest work, Diane brings a wealth of expertise to her new leadership role. As a partner, Diane will have several important responsibilities such as client relationship management, guidance for client success, and mentoring others on the ATA team.

“Diane’s promotion to partner signifies her dedication, expertise, and commitment to ATA’s success,” said Managing Partner John Whybrew. “It’s a significant achievement in her career, and her contributions will further strengthen ATA’s position in the industry.”

“This marks an important milestone in my professional life and am thankful for the support and guidance I have received from ATA leadership and staff throughout my career,” said Diane. “I look forward to the ongoing opportunity to work with our clients to help them meet their requirements.”

Diane received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis in 2005. She sat for the CPA exam and obtained her license in 2010. Apart from her professional life, Diane spends quality time with her husband and two children. Her interests are cake decorating and drawing, and she has a passion for traveling to the mountains. Additionally, Diane enjoys singing and actively participates in her church’s worship team.

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 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; and 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.

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MERGER UNITES MEMPHIS ACCOUNTING FIRM WITH ATA CPAs + ADVISORS PLLC

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MERGER UNITES MEMPHIS ACCOUNTING FIRM WITH ATA CPAs + ADVISORS PLLC

Memphis, TN. — Regional accounting firm ATA CPAs + Advisors PLLC (ATA) is adding to its West Tennessee presence through a merger with Whitehorn Tankersley & Davis, PLLC (WTD), effective January 1, 2024.

The merger with WTD adds 18 professionals to the ATA team, including Partners Lee Hood and Jeff Hunter as well as Principal Steve Davis. With this merger, ATA will be comprised of 240 employees and 16 locations across four states.

“As a firm our primary focus remains on our clients and our people. We believe that expanding our presence in the Memphis area through the addition of WTD is in line with that focus. With this merger we are adding valuable team members who can help us further expand the opportunities to better serve clients of both firms,” said Managing Partner John Whybrew. “ATA has been built on the principle of always looking for ways to improve and evolve. We believe that expanding our presence in the growing Memphis market and Covington area are another step in that evolution.”

WTD’s 47 years of expertise ranges from tax preparation and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning. It is a premier firm for trust and estate tax reporting.

“We chose to combine practices with ATA because of our common emphasis on serving clients and our core values,” Partner Lee Hood expressed. “As we integrate with ATA, this merger will enhance our capacity to expand our team and strengthen our commitment to addressing clients’ needs. This empowers us to offer customized business strategies that benefit their personal and professional objectives.”

 

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About ATA CPAs + Advisors PLLC (ATA)

ATA is a long-term business advisor to its clients and provides other services that are not traditionally associated with accounting. The ATA Family of Firms consists of a team of experts that can benefit every area of your business. Adelsberger Marketing offers video, social media, and digital content for small businesses; ATAES is a comprehensive human resource management agency; ATA Secure provides cybersecurity services; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; Revolution Partners provides financial planning expertise; and Sodium Halogen focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products.

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 advisory 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.

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ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD NAMED TOP 10 FIRM IN MEMPHIS AREA

Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) is recognized as the eighth largest CPA firm in the Memphis area for 2021, maintaining their ranking from the previous year, according to the Memphis Business Journal’s (MBJ) Book of Lists. The MBJ’s Book of Lists is an annual ranking of more than 1,000 of the finest area companies in their fields.

“We are proud of ATA’s continued excellence in the Memphis area. Our firm is continuing to grow in the Memphis market,” said Terryl Viner, managing partner of the Memphis location. “We are honored to be recognized with the other firms as part of the Book of Lists and will continue looking for new opportunities to provide our clients the quality service they deserve,” said Viner.

ATA continues to grow and provide innovative approaches in the accounting industry. In the past year, the firm has added Chief Information Officer Alan Watson as well as National Advisory Practice Leader and Partner Rick Schreiber. With these additions, the firm has expanded its consulting practices and advanced their technological assets.

It is the firm’s goal to continue growing with its business partners and implement services to better serve clients. ATA challenges itself as a firm to stride forward on MBJ’s Book of Lists.

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About Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA)

ATA is a long-term business advisor to its clients and provides other services that are not traditionally associated with accounting. For example, Revolution Partners, ATA’s wealth management entity provides financial planning expertise; ATA Technologies provides trustworthy IT solutions; Sodium Halogen focuses on growth through the design and development of marketing and digital products; Adelsberger Marketing offers video, social media, and digital content for small businesses; and newly added ATAES a comprehensive human resource management agency.

 

ATA has 13 office locations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. Recognized as an IPA Top 200 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.