This award represents Greg’s commitment to the highest standard of client service and excellence. It further demonstrates the reputation he has earned in this industry over the years.
Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) September 24, 2014
PYA is pleased to announce that Principal Greg Gates, CPA, has been chosen as one of Atlanta’s Five Star Certified Public Accountants for 2014. Five Star Professional teams with Atlanta Magazine to recognize a select group of Atlanta-area accountants who provide quality services to their clients. Gates is featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the October issue. The Five Star Professional award program is the largest and most widely published award program in North America. Accountants are measured using a rigorous, multifaceted research methodology which incorporates input from clients, peers, and firm leaders.
“It is an honor for Greg and our firm to be recognized in this way,” said PYA President Ed Pershing. “This award represents Greg’s commitment to the highest standard of client service and excellence. It further demonstrates the reputation he has earned in this industry over the years.”
Gates has been honored by Five Star Professional with an award every year since the award program’s inception, making this the seventh consecutive year of recognition by the organization.
“I am honored to be a part of this prestigious list of award-winning accountants. I have been in this industry for more than 30 years and take pride in what I do. I am dedicated to serving my clients and providing them with value,” said Gates. “Therefore, this award is a great compliment to my efforts.”
In 1982, Gates co-founded GatesMoore, which merged with Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA) in January 2012. Working out of the firm’s Atlanta office, he specializes in proactive tax planning, qualified retirement plan design, compensation arrangements, and design of business agreements for physicians, dentists, and other professionals. He is a frequent speaker for various organizations on tax planning opportunities and holds memberships with the Georgia Bar Association, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs.
PYA has been listed as an Accounting Today Top 200 Accounting Firm and last year was named an All-Star Accounting Firm by Inside Public Accounting. Ranked by Modern Healthcare as the nation’s 12th largest privately held healthcare consulting firm, PYA serves clients in 48 states from offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa Bay. PYA and its affiliate companies - Realty Trust Group, PYA Waltman Capital, Healthcare Horizons Consulting Group, and PYA Analytics - have more than 270 employees. For more information, visit http://www.pyapc.com/.