JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson accounting firm of Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood, PLLC will merge with Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC in October, according a news release on eubankbetts.com. At that time, the combined firm will practice under the new name of Haddox, Reid, Eubank, Betts, LLP.
Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood began on May 1, 1970 with three partners: Thomas A. Ross, Jr., William L. Eubank, Jr. and J. Frank Betts. Since 1970, Stephen C. Hirn, James E. Wood, and George W. Hammack have become partners in the firm.
Haddox Reid was formed in 1958 by Frank Hagaman. In the mid-1960’s Emmitte Haddox, Miller Reid and Jim Burkes joined the firm and later became partners. Since the 1960′s, Paul Calhoun, Greg King, Ted Edwards, Jan Lewis, Cheryl Lee, Walter Lee, Mike Gladney, Cindy Anderson and Tommy Lindley have become partners of the firm.
The release says Eubank, Betts decided to merge with Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC because they believe that the combined organizations will provide a wider array of services to benefit its clients.
The combined firm will have 14 partners and 59 client service and administrative personnel (42 CPAs). The firm will continue as a full service firm offering assurance, tax, consulting, peer review and client accounting services to individuals, privately held businesses, non-profits and governmental entities.
The new release said all of Eubank, Betts employees will be retained in their current roles, and services previously offered will continue to be offered.
Eubank, Betts will move to Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC’s offices at One Jackson Place in October. The firm plans to continue to have an office in North Jackson.