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RBG Announces Promotions

RBG is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Thames Kennedy has been promoted to Tax Manager.

Since 2017, Thames has been a valued member of the RBG team. She began her time at RBG as an Audit Intern and quickly advanced to her current position of Tax Manager. In this position, she participates in a variety of tax assignments for various individuals and entities. 

Rachel McManus has been promoted to Tax Senior.

A 2018 graduate of Texas A&M University, Rachel holds a Master of Science in Accounting. Rachel McManus serves as a Tax Senior in the firm’s Tax Department. In this role, she fulfills a variety of tax assignments for various individuals and entities. 

Alexis Crews has been promoted to Audit Senior.

In 2020, Alexis joined the RBG team as an intern in the Audit department but joined the firm full-time in 2021. She now serves her clients as an Audit Senior. 

Ricardo Gonzalez has been promoted to Audit Senior.

Ricardo joined RBG in 2021 as a Hybrid Intern working with both the Audit and Tax Departments. He has since joined the firm full-time as an Audit Senior.

Fred Atkins has been promoted to Audit Senior Manager.

Fred has worked diligently to achieve the best outcomes possible for his clients. He currently serves as an Audit Senior Manager in the firm’s Financial Institutions Department. 

Nick Morris has been promoted to Audit Senior.

Nick joined the RBG team in 2020 as an intern and then joined the audit staff full-time in 2021. He currently serves as an Audit Senior on the Audit team.

The Commercial Appeal Names Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck, PLC A Winner Of The Memphis Top Workplaces 2022 Award

Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck, PLC is pleased to announce that the firm was recently named to Commercial Appeal’s list of the Memphis Top Workplaces for 2022. With this award, the firm has now appeared on the list for ten consecutive years, every year since the survey’s inception.

“We are honored to be receiving this recognition for the 10th year in a row,” said Skeet Haag, CPA, Managing Partner of Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck, PLC. “This award validates all our efforts at creating an outstanding work environment for our employees. We are committed to fostering a healthy workplace culture where our team members are able to thrive and achieve exceptional results.”

The Top Workplaces list includes public, private, and nonprofit organizations and is developed solely based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey consists of 24 questions designed to measure several aspects of workplace culture. This year 1,887 organizations were invited to participate, with 51 employers making up the final winners list. Please visit commercialappeal.com to view a complete list of the 2022 honorees.  

“The fact that this award comes as a direct result of employee input means so much to us,” continued Haag. “It speaks volumes about the values the firm holds and the way that we put them into practice every day to make a difference for our employees, clients, and community.”

RBG Tax Senior Managers Speak at Financial Education for Female Athletes event hosted by Simmons Bank

Last week, Rebecca Jacobs and Lauren Ruddle, both RBG Tax Senior Managers, spoke to female athletes at the University of Memphis about the tax implications of the NCAA’s NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) Policy during a Financial Education for Female Athletes event hosted by Simmons Bank. Thank you to Simmons Bank and to the University of Memphis for allowing us to participate!

RBG is pleased to announce the promotions of Claire Cornelius to Tax Senior and Lauren Ruddle to Tax Senior Manager!

* Claire joined RBG in 2019 as a Tax Intern and came on as a full-time staff member in 2020. She currently serves as tax senior. Originally from Corinth, Mississippi, Claire now lives in Memphis. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. 

* Lauren joined the RBG team in 2020 where she currently serves as a Tax Senior Manager. Lauren brings 6 years of experience in public accounting, focusing on pass-through entities, corporate and consolidated tax returns as well as state and individual returns. Raised in Collierville, TN, Lauren now resides in Germantown, TN with her husband, Cameron, their son, Waylon, and their two rescue dogs, Levi and Annabelle. Outside of the office, she can be found cheering on the Memphis Tigers, hosting family and friends by the pool, exercising, and spending time at her family farm.

Memphis Accounting Firm Claims Two Accounting Today Awards

MEMPHIS, TN РReynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC (RBG) is pleased to announce that the firm was recently named to Accounting Today’s 2021 list of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For and Best Firms for Young Accountants.

This is the second consecutive year that RBG has been acknowledged as Best Accounting Firm to Work For and the first time it was named to the Best Firms for Young Accountants list.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as one of the best accounting firms to work for,” said Skeet Haag, CPA, managing partner of RBG. “It’s amazing to receive these two sought-after awards, especially at a time when staffing and retention has been hardest for our profession. We take great pride in fostering growth and creating career opportunities for our younger staff.”

Firms from across the United States entered the survey process to determine Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For. The survey program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the nation’s 100 best employers in the accounting profession. Each nominated company was evaluated based on workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems, and demographics. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, firms were also assessed based on their response to employee safety matters. Seventy-five percent of the combined score was attributed to an employee survey that measured engagement and satisfaction. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final ranking.

To qualify for the Best Firms for Young Accountants, firms needed to have at least 15 employees under the age of 30 or have employees under 30 constitute at least 10 percent of their total employee count. An anonymous employee survey was distributed, and the response rate for employees under the age of 30 was required to be at least 40 percent. Firms were then ranked according to the average positive response rate.

Since 1905, Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck has delivered the highest quality accounting, audit, tax, and advisory services to its clients. Over the last century, much has changed, but RBG’s  principals have not. RBG continues to uphold the legacy of its founders, who were among the first certified public accountants in the state of Tennessee. Through dedicated service to clients and employees, RBG continues to commit to its core values of passion, respect, ownership, stewardship, teamwork, elevation, and community.

Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC Welcomes New Intern

Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC (RBG) is pleased to announce the addition of Alejandra Lopez, who joins the firm as an intern in the Client Accounting Services Department. In this role, she assists with bookkeeping, answering tax-related questions, and other tasks for clients in a wide variety of industries.

Lopez is a student at Christian Brothers University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Accounting degree. She anticipates earning her degree in 2022. Prior to interning with RBG, she completed accounting internships with the Downtown Memphis Commission and FedEx Services. Lopez is currently affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she spends her time outside the office volunteering at various nonprofits throughout the area.

Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC Team Member Passes CPA Exam

The Memphis accounting and consulting firm Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC (RBG) is pleased to announce that Brian Joyner has passed all four parts of his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. 

Joyner initially joined RBG as an intern in 2020. In 2021, he became a full-time team member. He currently serves as audit staff. 

A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Joyner holds a degree in accounting. As a student, he spent three years on the Dean’s list. Originally from Brandon, Mississippi, Joyner currently lives in Memphis. 

Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC Announces New Team Members

Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC Announces New Team Members

Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC (RBG) is pleased to announce the additions of Abby Eubank, Amanda Short, Kaitlyn Dozier, and Zack Street to their professional team. 

Eubank and Short join the firm in full time capacities, Eubank as audit staff and Short as a tax coordinator. Dozier and Street both take on RBG internships. Street works in the Audit Department and Dozier is completing a hybrid internship, working in both audit and tax. 

“It is always a pleasure to welcome new professionals to the firm,” said Skeet Haag, CPA, managing partner of RBG. “I am happy to have Abby returning to work with us full time and happy to welcome Amanda as she joins RBG for the first time.” 

A recent graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Eubank holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. She completed audit internships with RBG in 2020 and 2021. Originally from Greenfield, Tennessee, Eubank currently lives in Memphis. 

Short studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earning a Bachelor of Art in Political Science. She has previous work experience in a number of areas including public and private accounting, political campaigns, and wholesale supplier administration. Raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Short currently lives in Collierville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children. 

“Watching new interns gain their first field experience is one of my favorite parts of the job,” continued Haag. “Our robust internship program has resulted in some of the most talented team members at the firm. It is an honor to have a front row seat to the beginning of so many promising accounting careers. I am thrilled to welcome Kaitlyn and Zack to RBG.” 

A student at the University of Memphis, Dozier expects to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2022. She is currently affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA). Dozier lives in Memphis, which is where she grew up. 

Street is currently a student at the University of Memphis. He expects to graduate in May of this year. He is a member of the AICPA and the TSCPA. Street is a native of Memphis, where he currently resides.