J.D. Frost & Company, PLLC, a full-service certified public accounting firm, announce the recent promotions of Alan King, Brittany Carman and Ryan Hood, as partners in the firm. After thriving in senior leadership roles, the team brings a new depth of experience and knowledge to the rapidly growing firm.
Mr. King, CPA, has over 15 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. His expertise focuses on construction, manufacturing and distribution, and technology industries, as well as startup companies. Recently, King has led a series of tax seminars for clients providing them valuable knowledge regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. “My primary goal is to help clients be ready for what’s next,” he said. “My job is to bring ideas to the table and translate data into information that can make a tangible difference for our clients, their families, and their businesses.”
Ms. Carman, CPA, has 12 years of experience in public accounting, both in Chattanooga and the greater Atlanta area. She has been with the firm since 2013, and oversees all financial statement assurance engagements including audits, reviews, compilations, and preparations. Her experience spans a variety of industries including construction contractors, manufacturing and distribution, nonprofit entities, and privately-held companies. “I’m proud to be a part of a team that is focused on our clients’ needs, not just the numbers. The tax and assurance world is rapidly changing, and it is an honor to be a partner at a cutting-edge firm like J.D. Frost & Company,” said Ms. Carman.
Mr. Hood, CPA, has over 15 years of experience in both public accounting and industry and specializes in construction contractors, real estate, and privately-held companies. He also handles all IRS correspondence related to any tax notices for our clients. Developing relationships with clients and helping business owners achieve their financial goals are an integral part of the accounting profession and what Hood strives for with his clients. “I’ve seen firsthand the difference that proper tax planning can make for my clients’ businesses and families. As a partner, I look forward to growing the firm while holding fast to our number one core value, Customer Service,” said Mr. Hood.
“As the firm continues to grow, having the right leaders in the right places is critical. At J.D. Frost & Company, titles like this are earned, not given. I’m incredibly proud of the work of this leadership team and I’m grateful for the great service they provide our clients,” said Jonathan Frost, managing partner.
Mr. King joins the firm as a partner, effective July 2018, during unprecedented growth and expansion. Mr. Hood and Ms. Carman were named as partners in January 2018. Under their leadership, J.D. Frost & Company has made strategic shifts that has positioned the firm as an innovator and leader in the accounting industry. The focus is to offer a transparent, fixed cost pricing model, targeted staffing services for clients, and broader consulting services for businesses looking to grow to the next stage of their lifecycle. The firm intends to continue this level of growth and service as they transition to their new building, The Troy, which is nearing completion on 1400 block of Chestnut Street.