Georgia CPA Firm BowenPhillips Joins Regional CPA Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI)

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Regional Accounting Resources Now Available in Southern Georgia

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“Expanding into the Southern Georgia market enhances CRI’s service abilities for existing clients throughout the state,” stated William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI.

South Georgia CPA firm BowenPhillips LLP has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), the third largest accounting firm in the South. Both BowenPhillips offices, located in Tifton and Valdosta, will now operate under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram name. The same BowenPhillips team will serve local clients, who will also benefit from additional specialized services and resources provided by the regional CPA firm.

“One of the BowenPhillips philosophies is that ‘Times change; our principles don’t,’” stated Sonny Bowen, managing partner of BowenPhillips, LLP. “We are proud to stand behind that statement as we announce this merger with CRI. Times have changed—requiring efficiencies, resources, and specializations that we, as a part of the regional CPA firm of CRI, are able to provide. And our same team continues to serve our clients and community.”

Currently ranked as the 32nd largest accounting firm nationally, CRI is also recognized as the fastest growing firm in the U.S. Thirty office locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas provide accounting services delivered by more than 700 professionals.

“Expanding into the Southern Georgia market enhances CRI’s service abilities for existing clients throughout the state,” stated William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI. “Given its geographic proximity to our established offices in Atlanta, Southern Alabama, and Northeastern Florida, Southern Georgia was a logical choice for continued CRI expansion. And the BowenPhillips team is simply a cultural fit with CRI’s values and Southern roots.”

CRI’s industry specializations include construction companies, governmental entities, financial institutions, healthcare entities, insurance companies, not-for-profit organizations, and manufacturing and distribution companies. The firm also offers specialized services including forensic accounting, employee benefit plan (EBP) audits, and IT audits. For more information regarding CRI’s industry and specialty services expertise—or to sign-up to receive monthly e-newsletters—visit CRI's website. Visit CRI's blog for more financial information delivered through an interactive forum with more than 150 blog posts.

About Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC
CRI is ranked as 32nd largest accounting firm nationally and 3rd regionally in the South. Today, CRI has more than 700 employees in 30 offices throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas and is recognized as one of the fastest growing firms in the United States. CRI offers comprehensive tax, audit, and consulting services to businesses and individuals. For details regarding our service and industry specialties, please visit CRIcpa.com or our accounting blog available from blog.CRIcpa.com.

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