Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC is excited to announce the merger of KRT CPA’s governmental practice division. Founded in 1925, KRT CPA’s (formerly known as Karp, Ronning & Tindol) has been operating in Savannah for over 90 years providing traditional audit and tax services to a wide variety of clients.
Mauldin & Jenkins is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018. Over the past century, it has grown from its roots in Albany and southwest Georgia to locations in Macon and Atlanta, Chattanooga (TN), Birmingham (AL), Columbia (SC) and Bradenton (FL), and employing approximately 300 personnel including 53 partners. Mauldin & Jenkins is very excited about its new Savannah location.
“We view the merger of KRT’s governmental practice unit as a unique and strategic opportunity to expand our presence in this important market area of Georgia and the greater low country area. Clients of both firms will benefit from greater convenience and the combined service capabilities that our two governmental practices together will offer,” said Hanson Borders, incoming managing partner of Mauldin & Jenkins.
Miller Edwards, head of Mauldin & Jenkins governmental practice, added “What a wonderful way to celebrate our 100 year anniversary. Our partners and staff are very excited and believe this merger is a win-win for both firms and our combined governmental clientele. This merger enhances our logistics and provides greater experienced resources to over 50 combined governmental clients in the general area.”
Mauldin & Jenkins is a full-service certified public accounting firm providing tax, audit, and consulting services to a substantial cross-section of the economy including individuals, estates, trusts, financial institutions, governments, not-for-profits, long-term healthcare, SEC registrants, agri-business, professional services, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, retail, employee benefit plans, construction and property management. With the merger, Mauldin & Jenkins will have approximately $51.5 million in total revenue with 36 equity partners and 14 non-equity partners.
Derrick Cowart of KRT has over 30 years’ experience in public accounting, and he joins Mauldin & Jenkins as a partner and brings along several other staff professionals. The merger of practices results in Mauldin & Jenkins’ partners and staff having served over 425 governmental entities in the Southeast USA during the past few years, including approximately 60 governmental and not-for-profit entities located within 90 minutes of Savannah.
The merger of KRT’s governmental practice into Mauldin & Jenkins closed July 1, 2018.