We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.
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Tim Holmes graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Accounting. After nine years with a quality local CPA firm in California, Tim worked with CPA firms in Tennessee since 1994, including a top 50 regional firm in Chattanooga for ten years. He opened his own practice in 2012. Tim has developed tax expertise working with individuals and small business clients for over 30 years. His memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Kevin Swafford has nearly 30 years’ experience as a practicing CPA and worked with a large firm for many years in Chattanooga and served as the Chief Financial Officer for a large multi-state business for twenty years. Kevin graduated with honors with a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee
Kevin has significant experience in real estate development, property management and construction industries and also holds a designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with extensive experience in employment and payroll related matters.
Jenny Felton graduated from Lipscomb University in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Professional Accountancy & Finance/Economics. Upon graduation, she passed the CPA exam and worked for a well-known local CPA firm in Tullahoma, Tennessee for the next 15 years as a tax accountant preparing individual and business tax returns. Jenny joined the firm in 2019 and prepares business and individual tax returns.
Jennifer Arnold graduated from Lipscomb University in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Professional Accountancy & Finance/Economics. Upon graduation, she served as the CFO for a start-up non-profit organization. Before joining Holmes & Swafford CPAs in 2014, she had been a tax accountant for a Nashville CPA firm for nearly 10 years. Since the birth of her first child in 2010, she has been working on a part-time basis primarily preparing business and individual tax returns and providing bookkeeping and monthly financial statement preparation for many of the firm’s clients.
Melissa Taylor has over 10 years’ experience in individual and small business tax preparation. Melissa has three children and is also a professional photographer in the off season. She is also a competitive country and western dancer and recently won her division at the World Championship Competition in Orlando, Florida.
Laura Inmon graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1995 with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. She received her Master’s degree in business administration from MTSU in 2001. A decade of employment allowed for a broad range of experience to run and operate her own business with her husband for 17 years. She is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County.
Sherry Holmes manages the office for her husband since 2016. After a career in nursing, Sherry joined her husband as client demands have required it. Occasionally, she is joined by Juno, the bulldog.
Our firm participates in the Peer Review program prescribed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. The firm achieved the highest pass rating in our most recent peer review during 2017. In addition, we are members of the AICPA’a Private Practice Section, Tax Section, and Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.
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Our entire operation is rooted in a tradition of meeting the highest standards of accounting practices. From this foundation, we offer the following specialized services: strategic tax planning and preparation for individuals and businesses, auditing services for employee benefit plans, financial statement audit, review and compilation services for businesses, consulting services for business development and management, Quickbooks assistance and assistance with tax matters to the Internal Revenue Service.
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