Regional accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) has expanded its presence in Tupelo, Mississippi, by acquiring local firm Teasler CPA PLLC, which is owned by Kate Teasler, CPA. The merger was effective July 1, 2021.
ATA has already started to build a presence in Tupelo as a result of the 2017 acquisition of Ashby and Associates PLLC, as well as the 2018 acquisition of Fred Page and Associates P.C. The latest acquisition of Teasler CPA will help to fuel further growth in the Tupelo area.
Staff member Haley Gilley from Teasler CPA PLLC will join the team at ATA Tupelo, and will continue to be the main contact for Teasler’s former clients. Teasler will also remain of counsel to the firm.
ATA managing partner John Whybrew said: “As we continue to grow, it is our top priority to join with firms that embody similar values as ATA. Teasler CPA is a natural fit, and we see a bright future for our firm in the Tupelo area.”
ATA has 13 office locations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. It is recognized as an IPA Top 200 regional accounting firm, and 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, which provides additional resources and expertise for clients.