Smith, Goolsby, Artis & Reams and Kelley, Galloway & Co. have agreed to merge. The deal is expected to close on July 1, 2014.

The combined firm will operate under the name Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby PSC.

The new firm will have a total of 52 employees, including 11 shareholders/directors. In addition to offices in Ashland, the firm will continue to maintain branch offices in Pikeville and Cold Spring, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio.  

The two independently owned firms provide a wide range of tax, audit, consulting and compliance services to individuals, small to midsize business and organizations, primarily throughout Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.  

All the owners of the two firms will continue as owners of Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby, and it is anticipated that clients will experience no disruptions in their day-to-day business affairs.