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Date: December 28, 2020

LEGACY ACCOUNTING FIRMS MERGE, BRINGING TOGETHER 97 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SERVING RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Jobe, Hastings & Associates is also Proud to Announce Charles J. Forrester,
CPA and Andrew J. Nickerson, CPA Named Partners.

Murfreesboro, TN – Two industry-leading tax and accounting firms, Jobe, Hastings & Associates and Hall, Davidson & Associates, are merging, offering clients an exceptional experience unmatched in the Rutherford County market. This new partnership will move forward under the Jobe, Hastings & Associates brand.

“I was interested in bringing Hall, Davidson & Associates into our firm because their philosophy and method of caring for clients is so similar to ours,” explains Jimmy Jobe, Managing Partner, JHA. “We both believe in providing the highest quality services and treating our clients with the respect and attention they deserve.

Since 1986, Jobe, Hastings & Associates (JHA) has been providing quality professional services and advice to help their clients maximize their financial well-being. As an industry leader, JHA is lauded for their focus and commitment to their clientbase,and have a respected legacy in serving a wide variety of industries, including the long-term healthcare industry. JHA has a reputation for helping companies of all sizes relieve the anxiety of running their business, so they can focus on day-to-day operations.

David Hall launched his public accounting practice 63 years ago, and Hall, Davidson & Associates continues to be an industry leader. In this merger, Hall, Davidson & Associates (HDA) brings a wealth of tax practice experience which will complement the JHA experience. Combined, the HDA staff has over 190 years of experience in public accounting. With the complexity of the ever changing tax code, the merger of these experienced teams allows a collaboration that offers clients even greater tax savings and planning opportunities.

While both firms separately offer similar services, they have unique experiences. “When combined, we will be able to see even more opportunities to benefit our clients,” explains Jobe.

“Our newly merged staff will also augment our accounting services department which provides small business bookkeeping, payroll services, accounts payable services, Quickbooks assistance and training, and other tax reporting services.”

During this time of unprecedented growth, Jobe, Hastings & Associates is also proud to announce the promotion of two of its CPAs to Partner: Charles J. Forrester and Andrew J. Nickerson.

Charles J. Forrester, CPA, CSEP earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002, and joined Jobe, Hastings & Associates in 2003. He became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 2008 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of CPAs. In his current role at the firm, his responsibilities include business and individual tax preparation, accounting services, and financial statement attest services. He was awarded the designation of Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (CSEP) in 2015. Jared is married to Lacey and they have 4 children. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, and enjoys tennis and outdoor activities.

Andrew J. Nickerson, CPA also earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Middle Tennessee State University, graduating Suma Cum Laude, and joined JHA in 2004 as a staff accountant. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2007 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Tennessee Society of CPAs. Drew has extensive experience in audits of governmental entities, not-for-profits, nursing homes, and HUD financed entities. He also has a broad experience in the areas of grant compliance and single audits, tax services, and has been involved in many special consulting projects for a variety of entities. Drew and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children. He has assisted in coaching various sports teams in which his children participate, is active in the Murfreesboro Young Professionals, a member of the Tennessee Government Finance Officers Association and is an active member of Christian Life Church where he has led small groups and is a member of the media team.

Jobe continues, “We understand that running a business or facing complex tax matters can be stressful. We work hard to relieve that anxiety so the client can focus on what they do best. The merging of our companies will allow us to continue to be our clients’ best financial partner to help ensure their success.”

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