Each day, the professionals and consultants at Jackson Thornton provide the resources and high quality business advisory accounting services that have forged decades-long relationships with clients across the Southeast.
From a "macro" view of strategic planning to a "micro" view of tax returns and audits, we look at your business's big picture, ready to help assess your financial goals and develop plans to reach them. Through our business support accounting services, Jackson Thornton can determine the cost effectiveness of your business's daily operations while developing a long-term strategy that both conserves resources and maximizes profits.
Another difference we offer: As with a smaller advisory accounting firm, you have the full attention and individual focus of those experts in the services you require. But, as with a larger corporate firm, you have the broader depth of experience of our coalition of industry consultants, specialists and accountants – in case you need more than one expert to get a job done.
Their jobs may vary, but the established performance standards of Jackson Thornton's work remain the same, day-in, day-out.
A LITTLE HISTORY FOR THE BIG PICTURE
Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, was established in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 3, 1919. From its beginnings, the firm has operated with personal integrity and professional excellence.
For nearly a century, Jackson Thornton has evolved and expanded to provide more of what businesses need, whether strategic planning, business consulting, technology consulting or specialized industry services.
In the early 1980s, Jackson Thornton Utilities, the first group to establish an industry specialization, was launched. Specialization continued to grow in response to client needs, and Jackson Thornton's professionals soon developed specialties in other high growth industries, such as construction, manufacturing and healthcare.
Jackson Thornton's Valuation and Litigation Consulting Group was created in the early 1990s in response to the growing need for experienced professionals trained in business valuation and litigation support services. Around this same timeframe, Jackson Thornton signed on as the area’s only affiliate with McGladrey (formerly RSM McGladrey & Pullen), currently the fifth largest accounting firm in the country, making its wealth of resources available to our clients.
In the next few years, Jackson Thornton leveraged its extensive experience working with closely held businesses to develop two subsidiaries, Jackson Thornton Asset Management LLC and Jackson Thornton Benefit Resources LLC to serve their needs.
Continuum Education + Training was developed in 2001 to support clients in conference environments by providing program and keynote speakers, conference entertainment and staff retreats. Courses and seminars are designed to improve and enhance skills and are offered in the areas of education, government, healthcare, electric, gas, telecom and water utilities, and the corporate sector. Continuum's courses are taught by professionals with real-world experience in the industries they represent and are beneficial in improving workplace performance, efficiency and customer relations.
In 2008, Jackson Thornton opened its fifth office in Nashville, Tennessee. While our philosophy of client-centered service has not changed, the accounting and consulting firm of Jackson Thornton now serves more than 4,000 clients, in five locations, with a team of approximately 200 professionals trained as both accountants and business consultants.