T. E. Lott & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants, has announced several promotions and staff accomplishments.
Leslie W. Wood, CPA, Matthew S. Sasser, CPA and J. Mark Ward, CPA have been named shareholders. Robert M. Whitaker, recently became a Certified Public Accountant and has been promoted to manager. Trent F. Yeatman and Camille G. Anderson recently became Certified Public Accountants. Jerry Elliott also recently completed the certification to practice as a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
» Leslie W. Wood is director of the regulatory compliance group. She has over 20 years of experience providing audit services to public and non-public banking clients, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations, as well as tax preparation services for individuals, businesses and not-for-profits. She is a native of Senatobia, and holds a bachelor of professional accountancy from Mississippi State University.
» Matthew S. Sasser has worked with T. E. Lott & Company for over six years and has 13 years experience in public accounting. His expertise includes providing audit services to manufacturing, real estate, medical, governmental and not-for-profit entities as well as small business consulting and tax preparation services. Matt received a BS degree from Auburn University and attended graduate school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
» J. Mark Ward has worked with T. E. Lott & Company for 10 years with areas of concentration in audits of non-profit entities, audits of small businesses, reviews, compilations, peer review and tax preparation for corporations, partnerships and individuals. Mark is a native of New Albany and holds a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi.
» Robert M. Whitaker possesses nearly a decade of experience in providing audit and tax services to public and non-public financial institutions and small businesses, and providing tax preparation services to corporations and individuals. A native of Columbus, Robert holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University.
» Trent F. Yeatman, a native of Columbus, holds a master of professional accountancy and bachelor of accountancy from Mississippi State University. He began his public accounting career with T. E. Lott & Company in 2012. Yeatman provides audit services to small businesses, not-for-profits and financial institutions as well as tax preparation services for individuals, businesses and not-for-profits.
» Camille G. Anderson, CPA began her career with T. E. Lott & Company in July 2013. She is a member of the financial institution services team, providing audit and tax services to public and nonpublic banking clients. Camille also has experience providing tax services to a variety of individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Camille is a native of New Albany, Mississippi. She received her Associate degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College and a Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Taxation from The University of Mississippi. Camille is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.
» Jerry Elliott recently passed the Certified Information Systems Auditor examination. He is the Director of Technology at T. E. Lott & Company in Columbus and has been involved in the firm’s technology development and services for 19 years. He received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from The University of Alabama.
Founded in 1926, T. E. Lott & Company, PA is a regional CPA firm with offices in Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi and Tuscaloosa, Ala.. The firm consists of 30 CPAs and 60 total employees.