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. 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.”
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.”
Forbes Lists PYA Among Top Tax and Accounting Firms in the Nation
December 2, 2021 – Knoxville, Tennessee
PYA has been named one of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms of 2022 in the Forbes annually published list. This year, 223 out of approximately 4,400 recommended firms made the final list. Of those firms, 177 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 with based on their experience.
“At PYA we strive to have authentic and honest relationships with our clients across the nation,” said PYA President and CEO Marty Brown. “It is an honor for our firm to be recognized by Forbes, and it demonstrates our continued commitment to serving our clients with excellence.”
PYA is the only firm on the list headquartered in Knoxville, and one of only six in Tennessee.
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.”