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Jackson Thornton Acquires MST CPAs & Advisors

March 1, 2024

Jackson Thornton (JT), a certified public accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Montgomery-based MST CPAs & Advisors will join the firm, effective March 1, 2024.

The merger will offer MST’s clients an expanded depth of services while maintaining the personalized service for which the firm is known. MST was founded in 2014 by Jeremiah K. Moreland and W. Michael Shaw and serves clients throughout Central Alabama. Jackson Thornton, founded in 1919, has consistently appeared on Accounting Today’s ”Beyond the Top 100” list and is ranked 5th on Business Alabama’s 2024 Top Rank listing of Alabama’s largest accounting firms. In 2023, JT was named a “Best Company to Work For” by Business Alabama.

“The addition of MST to the Jackson Thornton family gives our existing clients access to even more enhanced accounting and outsourced CFO services,” said John S. Fendley, president and CEO of Jackson Thornton. “At the same time, it gives our new clients a depth of experience and resources they haven’t had before. The people they know and trust are now backed by several teams of people offering a diverse array of expertise. We’re excited about this expansion and believe that this is a natural fit for both firms.”

“Joining Jackson Thornton puts us in a great position to expand and help our clients achieve their goals,” said Jeremy Moreland, a partner with MST. “Our mission has always been to develop client relationships based on trust and personal attention. Jackson Thornton has the same philosophy, while providing hundreds of years of collective experience, and we look forward to enhancing our practices together.”