YOUR FUTURE IS OUR FOCUS

Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC was founded in 1977. It has since grown to be the seventh largest firm in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Business Journal's 2011 Book of Lists. With over one hundred years of combined experience among our partners, TMH possesses the mature ability to compete with the services of any national firm.

We have built a client base in excess of one thousand, consisting mostly of long standing clients. Our growth and success have been accomplished following our philosophy of one-on-one attention with each of our clients, large and small.

We have been very careful to develop a staff which is diverse in ability and experience, yet connected with this region. Presently, our firm consists of over fifty staff members, with twenty-seven members being designated as Certified Public Accountants with a license to practice public accounting in the State of Mississippi. Some of our members are licensed in other states, as well. Several of our partners and staff were trained in national firms.

The firm is committed to providing personal service and production of the highest quality work. To advance our efforts in this regard, the firm belongs to the Private Companies Practice Section of the Division for CPA Firms of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As a member of this section, we have undergone a peer review of our audit practice and system of quality control on a regular basis. 

SERVICES

TMH provides solutions to companies, consumers, and communities through our diverse range of services.

ACCOUNTING

Making informed management decisions requires timely and reliable financial statements. In order to arrive at the end result of reliable financial statements, the daily, routine accounting tasks must be maintained accurately and consistently. Optimal accounting processes and procedures must be in place to ensure that reliable information is reported to management in a timely manner.

General Accounting Services

  •     Bookkeeping - Monthly, Quarterly and Annual
  •     Accounting System Design and Setup
  •     Analysis of Accounting Information Systems
  •     Payroll & Payroll Tax Services
  •     Bookkeeping - Monthly, Quarterly and Annual
  •     Business Tax Return Preparation - Sales, Use, Business, Excise, and Property Tax
  •     Financial Statement Preparation
  •     General Ledger Maintenance
  •     Outsourced Accounting Service

AUDIT

Financial statements are the primary tools used to communicate the results of your organization. Your stakeholders, such as financial institutions, governing boards, and investors, may require an audited financial statement to communicate these results. The primary ob- jective of each audit is to communicate an opinion on the fair presentation of the financial position and operational results of the client. By identifying the opportunities and risk in your organization, our audit team will assess the most efficient way to audit your organiza- tion. Planning the audit using a risk-based approach provides a streamlined, value-added auditing process.


BUSINESS VALUATION

Whether contemplating the sale of a business, involved in estate planning, or looking to secure financing, Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, provides clients with quality business valuation services. Our professionals do more than provide a number; our comprehensive valuation report analyzes the competitive environment in which your business operates and examines the industry as a whole. We assess your company's financial strengths and strategic positioning in order to provide you with an insightful report that fully supports an opin- ion of value.

Business valuation is not an exact science; it is based on judgment, experience, and relevant information. Your business needs profes- sionals who are experienced in evaluating all types of organizations. Our specialists have a broad range of technical experience and re- sources to work with all of your current service providers, such as attorneys, bankers, and financial advisors to produce a comprehensive valuation report to assist in your future business decisions.


CONSULTING

Our Financial Advisors are ready to assist in the issuance of bonds for public entities such as universities and local government units. Let our team of professionals determine your organization’s financing needs and look at the options that are available for financing in both short and long-term debt scenarios. Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, consultants will assist in the issuance of bonds and help prepare for rating agency presentations.

General Consulting Services

  •     Tax Incremental Financing (TIF)
  •     Utility Rate Studies
  •     Annexation Litigation Services
  •     Bond Refunding and Debt Restructure Analysis
  •     Budgetary Consultation Including Capital Improvements Plans and Cash Flow Projections and Forecasts
  •     MD&A and Financial Statement Consultation and Preparation
  •     Fixed Asset Inventory Management Services
  •     Computer Information Technology Services
  •     Financial Services for Water and Sewer Systems, Including Business Valuation for Utility
  •     Districts and Cost Feasibility Studies
  •     Internal Audit Functions

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE

The TMH construction and real estate team has established a reputation for providing high quality, cost effective solutions. Examples of construction entities that we provide services to include: road and bridge, heavy highway, mechanical, specialty and home builders. In the real estate area, typical businesses we serve include: shopping centers, land subdivision, condominium development, and management companies.

General Construction & Real Estate Services

  •     Agreed-Upon Procedures
  •     Tax
  •         Tax Preparation
  •         Tax Planning
  •         Representation with Federal and State Agencies
  •         Tax Law Change Updates
  •         Tax Consulting - Including Reorganizations, Real Estate Exchanges, State and Local Issues
  •     Consulting
  •         Job Costing & Bidding Models
  •         Overhead Review
  •         Workers' Compensation Review
  •         Cost Control: Insurance Issues
  •         Equipment Acquisition
  •         Bonding Consultation
  •         Dashboard Analysis - Benchmarking Report - Industry Specific
  •         Business Valuation
  •         Litigation Consultation
  •         Mergers & Acquisitions
  •         Outsourced Accounting
  •         Accounting Process and Procedure Assessment
  •         Information System Audit and Needs Assessment
  •     Industry Affiliations
  •         Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  •         Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  •         Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
  •         Mississippi Road Builders Association (MRBA)

FORENSIC & LITIGATION

Forensic accountants are professionals who use a unique blend of education and experience to apply accounting, auditing, and investiga- tive skills to assist attorneys with divorce and bankruptcy matters, fraud investigations, and assistance with insurance and lost profit claims. Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, has certified specialists that work exclusively in forensic accounting and litigation matters. Forensic accounting offers an analysis of the data. Litigation support takes it one step further by offering experience in the courtroom through credible testimony and presentation of the data. At Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, we use a wide ranges of experience and re- sources to accumulate the appropriate data turn it into useful information for court and arbitration situations.

General Services

  •     Matrimonial Disputes - Asset Resolution
  •     Shareholder / Partnership Dispute Resolution
  •     Accounting Malpractice
  •     Breach of Contract
  •     Business Interruption
  •     Bankruptcy
  •     Director and Officer Liability
  •     Fraud Investigations
  •     Insurance Claims
  •     Lender / Borrower Disputes
  •     Profit Analysis
  •     Fidelity Bond Claims
  •     Litigation Support, Including Expert Testimony
  •     Predatory Lending
  •     Economic Damages Analysis
  •     Contractor Disputes
  •     Loss of Business Value

Government

In the governmental environment, entities are held to a high standard of accountability while under constant public scrutiny. Reliable financial statements and quality decision support are critical factors in determining success for the governmental entity. Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, has over thirty years experience with governmental accounting and operational issues. The governmental sector has grown to represent one of the larger industries served within the firm's client base.

Solutions for Government
A leader in providing solutions to state and local government entities, Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, has a strong commitment to the industry. Our team members regularly host engagements at industry events, as well as speak on emerging industry issues for educational events.

Committed to the Highest Quality Work
The Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, governmental team has an established reputation for providing high quality, cost effective solutions to state and local governments. Our experienced governmental team provides services to entities varying in the size of budgets and complexity of issues. Examples of entities that we provide services to include: cities, counties, towns, school districts, various quasi-governmental agencies and authorities, and universities.

From traditional audit services, to assisting with your bond restructuring, our services include:

  •     Financial
            GAS Audits
            Single Audits
            Yellow-book Audits
            Program Specific Audits
        Consulting
            Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
            Utility Rate Studies
            Annexation Litigation Studies
            Bond Refunding and Debt Structure Analysis
            Budgetary Consultation - Including Capital Improvement Plans and Cash Flow Projections and Forecasts
            MD&A and Financial Statement Consultation and Preparation
            Financial Services for Water and Sewer Systems
  •             Including Business Valuation for Utility Districts and Cost Feasibility Studies
            Accounting Process and Procedure Assessment
            Information System Audit and Assessment
            Internal Audit Functions

Healthcare

With frequent regulatory changes, hospital systems and physician practices require financial professionals that can keep them on point with emerging issues. Timely advice is necessary for an organization to avoid any negative impact to the financial and operational areas. Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, has a healthcare team ready to offer solutions that will support your organization's goals, while keeping you in compliance with regulatory agencies.

Involved in the Healthcare Industry
Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, has a strong commitment to the industry by playing an active role in healthcare associations. The knowledge, experience, and resources available allow our team to provide tailored solutions for our healthcare clients.

High Quality, Cost Effective Solutions 
The Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, healthcare team has an established reputation for providing high quality, cost effective solutions to hospital systems and physician practices.

General Healthcare Services

  •     Audit, Review, and Compilation Services
        Agreed-Upon Procedures
        Tax
            Tax Preparation
            Tax Planning
            Representation with Federal and State Agencies
            Tax Law Change Updates
            Tax Consulting - Including Reorganizations, Real Estate Exchanges, State and Local Issues
        Consulting
            Performance Measurement / Bonus Calculations
            Dashboard Analysis - Benchmarking Report - Industry Specific
            Business Valuation
            Litigation Consultation
            Mergers & Acquisitions - Due Diligence
            Outsourced Accounting
            General Accounting and Payroll Services
            Practice Assessment
            Medical Records Review & Coding Education
            Budgetary Consultation - Including Capital Improvement Plans and Cash Flow Projections and Forecasts
            Reimbursement Consulting
            Management Advisory Services
            Accounting Process and Procedure Assessment
            Information System Audit and Needs Assessment
        Industry Affiliations
            Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
            Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Information Technology

Please call our office for more details regarding our Information Technology services. 


Management Advisory

In today's business environment, opportunities as well as threats to your success can occur rapidly. It is vital to retain experienced professionals who can offer relevant and timely solutions. In addition to providing traditional accounting services, Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, provides a variety of management advisory and consulting services. With an experienced team of professionals and a wide range of resources, we offer comprehensive solutions that keep you on point with your goals.

Management Advisory Services
Whether you have special project opportunities, financial staff turnover issues, or are considering an acquisition, our professionals can meet your needs. Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, offers the following management advisory and consulting services:

Accounting & Operational
    Outsourced Accounting
        Day to Day Services
        On-going Project Work
    Benchmarking
        Dashboard Reporting
    Projections and Forecasts
    Process and Procedure Review
    Information Systems Needs Assessment
    Information System Maintenance
Tax
    Advisory Services Involving Compliance and Regulatory Changes
    Representation with Federal and State Agencies
    Tax Law Change Updates
    Cost Segregation Studies
Wealth Management
    Estate and Succession Planning and Strategies
Governmental
    Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
    Utility Rate Studies
    Annexation Litigation Studies
    Bond Refunding and Debt Restructure Analysis
    Budgetary Consultation
        Including Capital Improvement Plans and Cash Flow Projections and Forecasts
    MD&A and Financial Statement Consultation and Preparation
    Fixed Asset Inventory Management Services
    Financial Services for Water and Sewer Systems
        Including Business Valuations for Utility Districts and Cost Feasibility Studies
    Accounting Process and Procedure Assessment
    Information System Audit and Assessment
    Internal Audit Functions
Valuation & Litigation
    Business Sale, Acquisition, or Merger
    Buy / Sell Agreements
    Business Type Conversions
    Corporate Financing
    Succession Planning
        Estate and Gift Taxes
    Matrimonial Disputes
        Asset Resolution
    Shareholder / Partnership Dispute Resolution
    Strategic Consulting
        Designed to Maximize Shareholder Value
    Accounting Malpractice
    Breach of Contract
    Business Interruption
    Business Valuations
    Bankruptcy
    Director and Officer Liability
    Fraud Investigations
    Insurance Claims
    Lender / Borrower Disputes
    Profit Analysis
    Fidelity Bond Claims
    Litigation Support, Including Expert Testimony
    Predatory Lending
    Economic Analysis
    Contractor Disputes
    Loss of Business Value
    Due Diligence Analysis & Reporting


TAX

With the constantly changing nature of tax laws and regulations, your business requires tax professionals that stay on top of all emerging tax issues. At Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, we help clients anticipate how these emerging issues can affect business strategies, and we provide tailored solutions.

A Proactive Approach to Providing Tax Solutions
While the most immediate need may be to prepare a tax return to report to governmental agencies, our team knows that planning a solid strategy to reduce tax liability is key to the client's success. Our team takes a proactive approach to providing tax solutions for our clients. By understanding the client's specific needs and combining that understanding with our technical expertise, a tax strategy will be designed that minimizes your tax liability.

Wealth Management
When planning tax strategies, your business may be the most immediate concern, but do not neglect your personal wealth management issues. Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, professionals will consult with you in order to gain an understanding of personal estate issues. Our team will review how your assets are currently structured, then develop recommendations of how to best minimize tax transfers, while maximizing tax savings.

Personal Service from a Committed Team
For Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, staff, vast resources are available to guide clients through the complex maze of tax laws and regulations. Continuing education and extensive industry knowledge are key elements for our staff that allow us to provide the highest quality tax service to our clients. With Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC, clients find responsive, personal service from a committed team ready to lead throughout the process of planning a tax strategy that allows clients to realize their goals.

Tax Services
With many years of experience in federal, state, and local tax compliance issues, Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC's team offers a variety of tax services:

Tax Return Planning, Preparation, and Compliance
    Corporate
    Individual
    Partnerships
    Fiduciary
    Not-for-Profit
    Estates
    Gift
Representation with Federal and State Agencies
Tax Law Change Updates
Tax Consulting
    Reorganizations
    Real Estate Exchanges
    State and Local Issues
Wealth Management Issues
    Income Tax Planning - Estates & Trusts
    Gifting Strategies
    Succession Planning - Personal & Business Assets

OUR TEAM

Our successes are a credit to the passions and talents of our team members. Their longevity-tested efforts and savvy know-how are some of the many reasons we continue to lend the most reliable services to our clients.

PARTNERS

Richard G. Topp, CPA

Frank H. McWhorter, Jr., CPA

T. John Harvey, CPA

Susan A. Riley, CPA

William T. Kelly, CPA            

Dawn T. Jones, CPA

Michael W. Davis, CPA

Gregory L. Fairey, CPA

Jeffrey M. Allen, CPA

Brad Wood, CPA

Annette Herrin, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFE, MAFF, CFF

Renee Moore, CPA

Paige Johnson, CPA

PRINCIPALS

Stephen W. Gray, CPA

John S. Heath, CPA

Jody Thornton, CPA

Adam Smith, CPA

MANAGERS

Leslie C. Bilancia, CPA, CVA

Jeana Rich, CPA

Joe C. Travis, CPA, CRFAC

Joe Townsend, CPA

Deena Keasler, CPA/ABV, CVA

Jabe Mills, CPA

Mischel Romero, CPA

"We enjoy working with TMH because they have always taken a great interest in helping our business in any way they can, including bringing excellent resources to the table for all types of services, not just financial." - Client

ACCOUNTANTS

Rebecca King Baker, CPA

Joseph S. Bost, CPA

Kristi M. Raynes

D. Whitney Branch, CPA

Jamie Brinson

Mary M. Dennis, CPA

Stephanie Turner

Laurie May

April Wilcox

Charity Nace

Robb Harvey

Brandon Bailey

Amy Miller

Agustina Pesci, CPA 

Blane Morgan

Jason Babington, CPA

Jeremy Grant

Ty Vonna Peterson

Zach Robinson

STAFF

Ashley Watts

Becky Boone

Jennifer Griffin

Beverly Woods

Dana Roberts

Jeff Speed

Kathy Poole

Heather Taylor

Jean Clary

Jenny Morgan

Laurie Harvey

Lisa Mullis

Lynn McCain

Sammie Champagne

Sharon Kuykendall

Tommy Pennington

Vicky Stringer

Sherry Elsworth

Sylvia Jones

CONNECT

Our greatest desire is to have a personal relationship with all of our clients. We invite you to connect with one of our offices so we can schedule a time to meet with you.


HATTIESBURG OFFICE

2 Southern Pointe Parkway, Suite 100
P. O. Drawer 15099 | Hattiesburg, MS 39404

Toll Free: 1 877 842 7137
Telephone: 1 601 264 3519
Fax: 1 601 264 3642
E-mail: info@tmhcpas.com

COLUMBIA OFFICE

150 Old Highway 98 East
P. O. Box 609 | Columbia, MS 39429

Telephone: 1 601 736 3449
Fax: 1 601 736 0501

GULFPORT OFFICE

2019 23rd Avenue
P. O. Box 1842 | Gulfport, MS 39501

Telephone: 1 228 864 1779
Fax: 1 228 864 3850

PHONE: 1 877 842 7137      EMAIL: INFO@TMHCPAS.COM