With its 15 partners and approximately 140 other staff members, ATA is a progressive firm employing the latest technologies while keeping current on changes in laws and financial trends through on-going continuing education. In 2015, American City Business Journals ranked the firm as the ninth largest accounting firm in Tennessee. The firm has been named Best Accounting Firm in The Jackson Sun’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards since 2008.
The ATA team is dedicated to the highest ethics of our profession and strives to provide quality, timely work to our clients. The firm is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, and an independent member of BDO Alliance USA, as well as the Governmental Audit Quality Center, the Center for Audit Quality, and the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center of the AICPA.
ATA was among the first group of accounting firms to be approved for registration with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Our firm is represented by our partners at various levels of the AICPA, including the Technical Issues Committee, Governmental Audit Quality Center Executive Committee, the AICPA Peer Review Board, and the Oversight Task Force.
Since its inception in 1946, ATA has operated in its various locations under the trade names Arnold, Spain, Truett & Hewitt; Dunn, Creswell, Sparks, Smith, Horne & Downing; Carmichael, Dunn, Creswell & Sparks; Hart, Dunn, Creswell & Sparks; Philhours, Fletcher & Associates; Howe & Melton; Newbill & Henry; Badgett, Payne & Warren; and Goldstein/Sacks & Associates.
On January 1, 2007, ATA partnered with Trinity Solutions LLC to form a new company, ATA Technologies LLC. This partnership enhances the firm’s ability to provide information technology consulting and auditing services.