Founded 40 years ago in Knoxville, Tennessee, PYA serves clients in all 50 states from offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa. PYA is ranked by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the nation’s “Top 100” Largest Accounting Firms. Accounting Today has highlighted PYA as “One of the Most Successful Firms in the Country.”

This success is the result of steadfast adherence to a culture of integrity, responsiveness, and relationships–both with clients and teammates — that we call Vision Beyond the Numbers.®

Industries Served

Our full-service team of over 200 professionals has substantial expertise in a wide range of industries including:

  • Healthcare
  • Financial Institutions
  • Technology and Software as a Service (SAAS)
  • Restaurant and Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Private Equity

PYA is recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 100” CPA firms, and as a “Top 15” auditor of the nation’s largest health systems. We got here by earning our clients’ trust. They expect us to be there, helping develop strategies for running successful businesses amid growing regulation and risk. It’s a reputation we’ve earned over decades of serving clients, and it’s a responsibility we take seriously.

We help clients navigate and derive value amid complex challenges related to regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, governance, business valuations and fair market value assessments, multi-unit business integrations, best practices, tax and assurance, business analysis, and operations optimization. 

What We Believe

People can tell the difference between a company that emphasizes transactions and one that emphasizes relationships. At PYA, we believe in relationships and we work hard to earn trust through attention to detail and a culture of genuine concern.

We believe in responsiveness. We answer questions immediately when possible, and always connect within 24 hours.

We believe in accessibility. Our doors are always open. All PYA team members, including top executives, are easy to contact.

We believe in transparency. We foster open, clear communication in every aspect of our business. We relay what our clients need to hear, which may not always be what they want to hear.

We believe in education. Knowledge is power, so our learning curve never stops. And we believe in sharing what we learn because it’s the right thing to do. That’s why we’re recognized across the country as thought leaders.

We believe in independence. Private ownership means we answer only to our clients, not to third-party investors, giving us the freedom to be thorough and thoughtful in our work. We judge our success by our clients’ success, not an income statement.

We call our approach Vision Beyond the Numbers®. It’s more than a slogan, it’s who we are. One result: hundreds of our current consulting clients have been engaged with us for more than 10 consecutive years. And numerous audit and tax clients have been engaged since the beginning years of our firm. That’s the power of relationships.