The 2019 Regional Leaders: The Southeast

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Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Total revenue: $1,525.04 million. Average firm growth: 12.49%

The Southeast rebounded strongly from a slow 2017, with average firm growth up eight percentage points. New Regional Leader Landmark CPAs led the way, with the second-highest growth of any firm in the entire report, at 66 percent, thanks to a formative merger between Arkansas’ Beall Barclay and Thomas & Thomas.

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The 2019 Regional Leaders: The Southeast
Firm Headquarters Rev. ($ mn) % chg. Offices Partners Total emps.
Dixon Hughes Goodman Charlotte, N.C. 430 6.44 29 235 2,001
Cherry Bekaert(1) Richmond, Va. 194.6 11.97 15 138 1,128
Elliott Davis Greenville, S.C. 122 1.67 8 77 686
LBMC Brentwood, Tenn. 108.55 12.06 3 61 569
Aprio Atlanta 96.14 12.93 5 61 459
Frazier & Deeter Atlanta 96.01 14.82 9 46 318
MCM CPAs Louisville, Ky. 57.07 5.86 5 50 384
Bennett Thrasher Atlanta 55.72 10.53 1 38 296
PYA Knoxville, Tenn. 49.34 9.23 5 36 229
Mauldin & Jenkins Atlanta 48.7 9.68 7 52 317
Dean Dorton Allen Ford Lexingon, Ky. 31.61 10.1 3 21 206
Smith & Howard Atlanta 29.24 9.76 1 13 111
Windham Brannon Atlanta 27.69 7.16 1 13 161
Alexander Thompson Arnold Union City, Tenn. 27.03 25.08 17 26 191
Moore Colson CPAs Atlanta 26.61 20.35 1 19 123
GreerWalker Charlotte, N.C. 25.52 10.14 2 14 122
Von Lehman & Co. Ft. Wright, Ky. 21.81 9.1 3 18 123
Bernard Robinson & Co. Greensboro, N.C. 17.99 14.15 4 19 129
Landmark CPAs* Fort Smith, Ark. 17.72 66.23 4 16 116
Hancock Askew & Co. Savannah, Ga. 15.77 8.98 3 12 96
Draffin & Tucker Albany, Ga. 13.82 NC 2 14 81
Blackburn, Childers & Steagall Johnson City, Tenn. 12.1 -1.47 3 12 103
Notes:
NA Not available/applicable
NC No change
* Firm estimate
1 Cherry Bekaert is headquartered in Virginia, but has operations throughout the Southeast.
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