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2220 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Phone: 865-673-0844
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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 Named by USA TODAY as One of America’s Most Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms

February 7, 2024 – Knoxville, Tennessee

PYA Knoxville USA Today Most Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms BadgePYA has been named one of America’s Most Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms in the 2024 USA TODAY rankings based on surveys by Statista, an independent market research institute.

USA TODAY ranks firms in two categories: the 100 Most Recommended Tax Firms and the 100 Most Recommended Accounting Firms, and PYA is included in both lists. PYA is one of only four tax firms and one of five accounting firms listed in Tennessee and is the only ranked firm headquartered in Knoxville.

“For 40 years, PYA has built a culture of authentic service to our clients, so accolades such as the USA TODAY rankings are appreciated for recognizing that value,” said Marty Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer. “PYA team members are diligent about building relationships with clients and serving with a spirit of helpfulness. Because we Serve to Solve daily, our clients’ and peers’ recommendations reflected in the rankings are especially gratifying.”

The rankings are based on the number of recommendations gathered from professionals and clients across the country. To compile the data, Statista “conducted broad surveys of tax and accounting professionals and their clients. Peers were asked for up to 10 tax or accounting firms they would recommend if their company couldn’t take on a client. Clients were asked for up to 10 tax or accounting firms based on their professional experience over the past three years,” according to the USA TODAY announcement.

PYA Ranks as a U.S. Leader in Consulting, Repeats in Top 100 in Nation

March 20, 2024 – Knoxville, Tennessee

PYA is honored to be recognized in several categories in the Accounting Today 2024 Top 100 Firms report. The firm, which serves clients in all 50 states, is named the leader in consulting among U.S. firms under $100 million, up from the No. 2 spot in 2023. Also, PYA ranks among the Top 100 accounting firms across the nation, the eighth year for this designation, and PYA is recognized as one of the Top 10 largest firms in the Southeast and the second largest headquartered in Tennessee.

The annual rankings are based on total revenues, percentage of revenue increase, number of employees, and other metrics collected through a survey process of accounting firms.

“A certified public accounting firm with a highly successful, and nationally awarded, consulting and business advisory service line is advantageous to the clients we serve,” said Marty Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer. “To us, it’s a reflection of our colleagues, their exceptional client service, their unparalleled expertise, and their leadership in expanding our service lines to go where our clients need us.”

According to the Accounting Today report, the Top 100 firms showed substantial revenue growth across the board in 2023, but they face a continuing struggle to attract and retain top talent due to the dwindling pipeline of new graduates. The service line with the highest growth rate in 2023 is client advisory services, in which firms are seeing the promise of more growth and the ability to better serve clients.

PYA is proud to be a member of the Knoxville Chamber and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. We are also pleased to sponsor and be members of: