PHB CPAs is an Experienced CPA Firm in Franklin, TN Serving Greater Nashville

PHB CPAs is one of the most trusted and experienced CPA Firms in Franklin, TN. As a Certified Public Accounting firm, we can provide support and assistance in all your tax, financial, and business affairs, ultimately improving your financial well-being.

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We handle a variety of accounting services for our business, individual and non-profit clients and we truly specialize in the following services:

The Principals of PHB CPAs

At PHB CPAs we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take you and your money very seriously. Meet the leadership/principals of our accounting firm.

Sarah Hardee, CPA

Sarah Hardee is one of the founding partners of PHB. She has worked extensively with local and nationwide businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the course of her career. While she is active in tax planning for some of the firm’s larger clients, she has particular expertise in financial reporting and auditing standards. She provides peer review services to other CPA firms in the south eastern region. Sarah is also the quality control reviewer for the firm’s higher risk engagements such as audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act and employee benefit plans. All of these experiences and specialized training help her serve clients at the firm. However, Sarah’s main responsibility is the business of running the firm.

EDUCATION: Middle Tennessee State University, BBA in Accounting (1998)

Craig Ballentine, CPA, MBA

Craig Ballentine is a founding partner and the Tax Department Principal at Patterson, Hardee & Ballentine, CPAs. He supervises all tax endeavors and is engaged in overall firm administration and planning, with an emphasis on firm development. Craig began his career as an intern in the audit department at PHB and transitioned to the tax department where he has exceled and created great value for the firm and our clients. As a partner, Craig continues to enjoy growing the firm and is very active in the local business community.

EDUCATION: Trevecca University Master’s of Business Administration 2007, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, 2005

Kerry Garner, CPA

Kerry is the Tax Department Principal at PHB. He began his career in 1988 and has particular expertise in small to medium-sized business accounting and taxation financial institution taxation, financial statement presentation and tax compliance, as well as individual taxation. Kerry has been instrumental in helping clients structure deals to buy and sell businesses in the most tax advantageous ways. Kerry is an expert tax planner and preparer, having worked closely throughout his career not only with a wide range of businesses but with the owners, as well. He’s active with the community through business chamber events and volunteering on boards of nonprofit organizations.

EDUCATION: Murray State University Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, 1987

Julie Mayer, CPA

Julie Mayer is the Audit Principal at PHB. She joined the firm in January of 2016. She has experience across a wide variety of industries, including governmental entities, healthcare organizations, non-profit organizations and manufacturing entities. All audits and reviews of financial statements go through Julie’s review before issuance because of her expertise in our professional standards, attention to detail and focus on quality. She possesses a unique skill set derived from working both in a large public CPA firm where she began her career and also having managed all accounting and tax components as the Controller of a growing local business. Julie also assists in the oversight of PHB’s CFO Services and enjoys building client relationships that result from understanding their needs and providing the best solution from PHB.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, 1994