PYA, a leading healthcare consulting and certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce the arrival of Managing Principal of Tax Services Kelvin Ault to the firm.
PYA, P.C. has announced Kelvin Ault has joined the firm as Managing Principal of Tax Services effective October 21, 2019. Ault will also serve as PYA’s National Practice Leader for Healthcare Tax Advisory Services. Kelvin will be based out of our Nashville office but will provide leadership for tax services in all PYA offices.
“Kelvin’s reputation as a leading healthcare industry tax and accounting expert precedes his arrival to our firm,” said PYA President Marty Brown. “His expertise and service-oriented work ethic is a perfect fit for PYA’s culture of helpfulness. We are excited by the opportunities his extensive experience affords our clients.”
Ault is a national healthcare executive specializing in accounting and tax. For nearly three decades, he has helped clients in federal and state tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. A recognized industry leader in the for-profit healthcare sector, he has increased market share, recruited and developed staff, and led various initiatives and programs for healthcare organizations. Specifically, Ault has led legislative initiatives and provided oral testimonies to support investor-owned hospitals, and has represented for-profit hospitals in lobbying efforts.
“I’m excited to join PYA’s nationally recognized healthcare consulting practice and for the opportunity to lead its robust and responsive tax practice,” said Ault. “I look forward to assisting PYA’s clients in navigating the rapidly changing healthcare landscape and am eager to collaborate with PYA’s health policy group in providing thought leadership from a tax perspective.”
Prior to joining PYA, Kelvin was a Professor of Practice and Program Director for Accounting/MIS at Belmont University. He also served as a partner at a “Big 4” firm as well as a Senior Vice President-Tax in a large multi-hospital for-profit health system.
Additionally, Ault is involved in several professional organizations, including Leadership Health Care, where he is an Emeritus Board Member and former Chair; Tennessee Society of CPAs Council; Middle Tennessee YMCA Board; and Belmont University Department of Accounting Advisory Board. An alumnus of Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Master of Accountancy, Taxation from the University of Tennessee, Ault is a recognized thought leader and has presented to audiences across the country.