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 a fourth year, PYA, a national leading certified public accounting and professional services firm, has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Knoxville News Sentinel. In the Knoxville area, PYA was 1 of only 18 companies in its class that qualified for a Top Workplaces honor and was the only CPA/Consulting Firm, as well as the only professional services firm in its business category. In addition to this recognition, PYA President and CEO Marty Brown received a special award for leadership, based on employees’ confidence in the leader of the company.
The Top Workplaces award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey that measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
“The culture at PYA is a reflection of the commitment of our colleagues—to our clients, to an end goal of helpfulness, and to each other. We have our teammates to thank for embodying that culture and nominating the firm for this honor,” said Brown. “I am particularly honored that PYA has been recognized for its leadership in the community of Knoxville, where our home office is located.”
PYA Principal and CFO David McMillan added, “A strong culture starts with leadership. PYA is very fortunate to have Marty Brown as the standard-bearer for our firm’s culture. As our employees’ feedback confirms, Marty’s insight, passion, and collaborative spirit embody our firm’s values and instill confidence within the entire PYA team.”
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 One of the Nation’s Top 100 Firms for Seventh Year Running
August 9, 2022 – Knoxville, Tennessee
PYA has been ranked a 2022 Top 100 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). This is the seventh year in a row PYA has earned this recognition, showcasing the Firm’s continued dedication to clients and staff. PYA has moved up seven spots in the ranking in the last three years. It is one of only two accounting firms headquartered in East Tennessee to make the list, and the only ranked firm headquartered in the Knoxville metropolitan area.
IPA is the survey leader for the profession, with more of the largest 600 firms participating than any other industry survey, ranking businesses by U.S. net revenues. This is IPA’s 32nd annual ranking of the largest accounting firms in the nation—a list it considers to be one of the industry’s most comprehensive and precise.
“At PYA, we invest in our clients. The relationships we develop and nurture are our priority,” said PYA President and CEO Marty Brown. “To be recognized as a Top 100 Firm for the last seven years is truly an honor and a testament to our commitment to serve clients with a focus on helpfulness.”