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FIRM PROFILE

 

At Williams Williams & Lentz, we base our business on three underlying principles: professionalism, responsiveness and quality. Everything we do reflects these fundamental values.

PROFESSIONALISM

Williams Williams & Lentz is Paducah, Kentucky’s oldest and largest accounting firm. We have provided quality services in all areas of accounting, auditing and taxation since 1953. Today, Williams Williams & Lentz is a full-service accounting firm with twenty-nine associates, including eight partners. All our partners are members of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

With offices in Paducah and Mayfield, Kentucky, we specialize in serving Western and Central Kentucky, Southern Illinois and the surrounding areas.[showhide type=”a” more_text=”Read more” less_text=”Show less”]

Since our founding, we have maintained our commitment to provide quality professional services. By combining our experience, expertise and the enthusiasm of our team, each client receives close personal and professional attention.  Whether we are serving a business, a nonprofit organization, a family or an individual, we always put our client’s needs first. We are dedicated to providing total client service with our team of dedicated business advisors. Our services go well beyond tax preparation and audit services and support. We have the skills and experience necessary to develop innovative solutions for all your financial issues.

At Williams Williams & Lentz, we maintain a quality control system that complies with the professional standards recommended by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in their Statements on Quality Control Standards. We are subject to regular peer review in accordance with established professional standards.

Our high standards, commitment to service, and specialized team of professionals separate us from other firms. We have a history of outstanding performance, and we continue to serve every client with expertise and dedication.[/showhide]

RESPONSIVENESS

Williams Williams & Lentz responds to your needs with timely, competent advice from our qualified team. We provide comprehensive financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other entities.

Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect is the result of our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond promptly to your needs. Our clients know us best and fuel our growth with their referrals.

To learn more about our services, please visit our Services Page.

QUALITY

Our reputation depends on consistently delivering quality professional service.  Our goal is to become your trusted advisor. Our insightful advice assists you in making informed decisions. We hold ourselves to high standards so we can deliver quality service that meets your needs.

We continually educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and ability to serve our clients.

Our high quality service results from our commitment to excellence.

Williams Williams & Lentz has over 200 years of combined experience and expertise.

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OUR PARTNERS

Williams Williams & Lentz | David

J. David Bailey, CPA and Partner

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David is a partner at Williams Williams & Lentz, LLP. He has practiced accounting for over 38 years in Nashville, Tennessee, Houston, Texas, and now Paducah, Kentucky. He joined Williams Williams & Lentz in 1991 after spending eleven years in a big 4 accounting firm. His primary focus is on the firm’s audit practice. He works on audits of all sizes and types with primary emphasis in banking, construction contractors and non-profits. He also works on small business consulting and planning, along with financial statement compilations and reviews.

David is a 1981 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he received his Bachelor in Accountancy. He is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is actively involved with the Rotary Club of Paducah, where he has previously served in numerous roles including President, Board Member, and Treasurer. He also serves as a member of the Baptist Health Paducah Board of Directors, is a Community Scholarship Program board member,  and is an alumni of Leadership Paducah. He is actively involved with First Baptist Church of Paducah as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and a finance committee member.

David is married to Jan, his wife of 35 years, and has three adult children. He enjoys playing golf and visiting his children and grandchildren.[/showhide]

Williams Williams & Lentz | Sue

Sue Cronch-Greenwell, CPA and Partner

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Sue began working at Williams Williams & Lentz in 1980, and became a partner in 1990. Her primary focus is on taxation of corporations, partnerships, and individuals. She also works with small businesses on projects such as strategic planning and consulting, as well as financial statement compilations and reviews.

Sue is a 1980 graduate of Murray State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business with an Area in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. She currently is involved in the music ministry at Victory Baptist Church in Paducah, and is an alumni of Leadership Paducah.

Sue enjoys ballroom dancing, scuba diving, swimming, and boating. She loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.[/showhide]

Williams Williams & Lentz | Ashley

Ashley C. Grooms, CPA and Partner

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Ashley is a partner of Williams Williams & Lentz, LLP. She has practiced accounting for over 13 years in Mayfield and Paducah, Kentucky. Her primary focus is on individual and corporate tax preparation, tax planning, and small business consulting. She also is experienced in financial statement compilation and reviews.

Ashley is a 2006 graduate of Murray State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business with an Area in Accounting and her Master of Professional Accountancy. She is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ashley is active in the community, serving as a board member and treasurer for multiple local non-profit organizations. She is an alumni of Leadership Paducah and Leadership Mayfield Graves County. She is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Paducah and a Sunday School teacher at Rozzell Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mayfield.

Ashley enjoys golfing, reading, spending time with her family, and traveling.[/showhide]

Williams Williams & Lentz | Kelly

Kelly D. Scruggs, CPA and Partner

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Kelly is a partner of Williams Williams & Lentz, LLP. She has practiced accounting for over 20 years in Paducah, Kentucky. Her primary focus is on small business (s-corporations and partnerships) and individual income taxes and consulting. She also audits employee benefit plans and for-profit entities. She enjoys working with entrepreneurs by assisting and consulting them in the initial start-up phase of their businesses so she can watch them grow and prosper.

Kelly is a 1999 graduate of Murray State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree with an Area in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, and alumni of Alpha Omicron Pi and Leadership Paducah. She currently serves as the treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center. She also serves as the assistant treasurer for Lone Oak First Baptist Church. She is an active member of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Leadership Paducah Foundation.

Kelly enjoys spending time with her family. She loves volunteering in her children’s activities, watching them play sports, and traveling with her family.[/showhide]

Williams Williams & Lentz | Roger

Roger G Harris, CPA and Partner

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Roger is a partner of Williams Williams & Lentz, LLP. He has been practicing accounting for over 35 years. His primary focus is in audits of all size and types with a primary emphasis in manufacturing, media, construction contractors and non-profits. He also works with financial statement compilation, reviews and corporate tax, along with small business consulting and business acquisitions.

Roger is a 1984 graduate of Austin Peay State University, where he received his Bachelor of Accountancy. He is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a chairman for the Lourdes Hospital board, a member of the Lourdes Hospital strategy committee and an alumni of Leadership Paducah.

Roger enjoys hiking, hunting and jeep riding. He also loves spending time with his friends and family.[/showhide]

Williams Williams & Lentz | Mark

Mark A. Thomas, CPA and Partner

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Mark is a partner at Williams Williams & Lentz, LLP. He has been practicing accounting for over 36 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Paducah, Kentucky. His previous experience includes Sartain, Fischbein & Co. and Schuette & Taylor. He joined Williams, Williams & Lentz in 1991.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business with an Area in Accounting. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa. He is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mark is a baseball enthusiast who also enjoys hunting and partaking in many other outdoor activities.[/showhide]

Williams Williams & Lentz | Ben

Benjamin D. Teer, CPA and Partner

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Ben is a partner of WIlliams Williams & Lentz, LLP. He has practiced accounting for over 17 years in Paducah, Kentucky. His primary focus is on small business consulting and tax, along with financial statement compilation and reviews. He also audits for small businesses, governments, and nonprofits.

Ben is a 2001 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, where he received his Bachelor of Accountancy. He went on to receive his Master of Science in Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame in 2002. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountant. He is a local youth soccer coach and a Parishioner at St. Francis de Sales of Paducah.

Ben enjoys spending time outdoors and partaking in fitness activities.[/showhide]

Williams Williams & Lentz | Mike

Michael F. Karnes, CPA & Partner

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Mike is a partner at Williams Williams & Lentz, LLP. He has practiced accounting for over 39 years in Mayfield, Bowling Green and Paducah, Kentucky. His primary focus is in the area of taxation for both businesses and individuals, mostly in the area of construction and service. He also works on small business consulting, including acquisitions, succession planning and strategic planning.

Mike is a 1980 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business with an Area in Accounting. He is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently serving as Treasurer for Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club, Barbeque on the River and West Kentucky Regional Chamber. He is an alumni of Leadership Paducah and has served on the board for Hope Unlimited Pregnancy Care Center and the Lourdes Foundation. He is also an active member for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, where he has previously served as Chairman and Treasurer.

Mike enjoys golfing, sports, spending time with his family and exercising.[/showhide]

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Williams Williams & Lentz, LLP

601 Jefferson St. Paducah, KY 42001 Ph: 270.443.3643 Fx: 270.444.0652 Em: info@wwlcpa.com

1104 Paris Rd. Ste 100 Mayfield, KY 42066 Ph: 270.247.2124 Em: info@wwlcpa.com

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