The Largest Accounting & Advisory Firm in Knoxville
Since 1983, PYA has been providing Knoxville and East Tennessee with expertise in tax, accounting, audit & assurance, and business consulting. We specialize in federal/state filings, compliance and risk assessment, business valuations, attestations, litigation support, IT advisory, mergers & acquisitions, and overall financial and business strategy.
Our clients include a wide array of Knoxville-area businesses in the manufacturing, financial, technology, construction, entertainment, and healthcare industries. Ranked by Forbes as one of the Top Tax and Accounting Firms in the Nation, and among the nation’s Top 100 largest CPA firms by INSIDE Public Accounting, PYA has also been highlighted by Accounting Today as “One of the Most Successful Firms in the Country.”
Our success is the result of nearly four decades of steadfast adherence to a culture of integrity, responsiveness, and relationships–both with clients and teammates — that we call Vision Beyond the Numbers.
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PYA Is Proud of Our Knoxville Heritage
For the fifth time, PYA has earned the designation of “Top Workplace” by Knox News. PYA is the highest-ranked accounting and professional services firm in the midsize category.
The Knox News Top Workplaces designations recognize companies in East Tennessee that create an outstanding workplace culture for employees. The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous, voluntary third-party survey that measures several aspects of the workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
PYA has been named an honoree every year the company has participated in the program, reflecting employees’ positive perceptions of the firm’s relationship-focused culture.
“This year marks the 40th anniversary of PYA’s founding in Knoxville, so the designation as a 2023 Top Workplace is even more rewarding as we celebrate our enduring culture,” said PYA President and Chief Executive Officer Marty Brown. “Each year, our employees in Knoxville and our six other offices across the country are building on our tenet of helpfulness to our clients and each other. Our employees embody the culture of Serving to Solve, so the Knox News Top Workplaces designation—an honor made possible only through employees authentically sharing their passion for the culture of their workplace—is particularly humbling.”
“We are grateful for all our team members and our owners. Together, we are committed to the idea that our unique and special culture sets us apart, and is the foundation upon which we serve each other, our clients, and our communities,” said David McMillan, PYA Principal and Chief Financial Officer. “We are passionate about our service to clients and each other every day, and we’re honored to again receive an award that reflects that passion.”
PYA Repeats Forbes Listing as a Top Tax and Accounting Firm in the Nation
January 13, 2023 – Knoxville, Tennessee
PYA has again been named one of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms of 2023 in the Forbes annually published list. This year, 240 out of approximately 4,400 recommended firms made the final list. Of those firms, 160 were recognized for both tax and accounting, including PYA.
Firms were selected based on nationwide surveys with accounting/tax professionals and business clients. Participants were asked to list firms to which they would be comfortable referring business or doing business based on their experience.
“For the past four decades, the team at PYA has prided itself on the trust and genuine relationships we make with our clients in all 50 states,” said PYA President and CEO Marty Brown. “We are honored to again be recognized by Forbes for serving our clients with excellence — our goal every day.”
PYA is the only firm on the list headquartered in Knoxville, one of two in East Tennessee, and one of six in Tennessee overall. PYA was also named to this Forbes list in 2022.
PYA Named a 2023 Best of the Best Firm
August 25, 2023 – Knoxville, Tennessee
PYA has been named an INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm for 2023 in recognition of its visionary strategic leadership, management, and growth.
INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) compiled its annual list based on data collected from 600 firms that participated in its annual practice management survey. PYA was one of only two firms headquartered in Tennessee to receive the honor, which follows the firm’s recent recognition as an IPA Top 100 Firm for the eighth year in a row. PYA was one of only 5% of firms to be included in both the Best of the Best and Top 100 lists.
According to IPA, “In 1994, IPA began naming the top 50 Best of the Best Firms, selected exclusively on their performance in…management, growth and strategic vision. These Best of the Best firms are some of the highest-performing public accounting firms across North America. Ranked on more than 50 metrics, these top performers produce superior financial and operational results while maintaining a solid foundation for growth….”
“We’re deeply honored to receive the IPA Best of the Best accolade, but we know it would not have been possible without the relationships we’ve formed with our clients, who we believe are the ‘best of the best,’ and we salute them,” said Marty Brown, PYA President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our culture of Serving to Solve is the difference-maker. It continues to establish the firm as a visionary, trustworthy, and responsive partner for our clients across the country.”
In addition to the Best of the Best accolade, PYA was recently ranked for the seventh year as one of the Top 100 CPA firms in the nation in Accounting Today’s 2023 Top 100 Report—remaining one of the Top 10 firms in the Southeast. Also, this year, Forbes again named PYA one of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms. PYA was the only firm in the Forbes list headquartered in Knoxville and one of six in the state. PYA was also named a 2023 Knox News “Top Workplace” for the fifth time.