Our History

  • 1940

    Grady Arnold originated accounting firm in Jackson. Originally the firm consisted of an attorney and CPA until later when ethics rules required separate practices.

  • 1946

    William P. Alexander, Jr. returned from WWII and opened an accounting firm in Dyersburg, TN.

  • 1950

    Jimmy Thompson managed offices in Union City, Martin and Memphis. After his death, the firm acquired offices in Paris, McKenzie, Trenton, Milan and Fulton, KY.

  • 2007

    ATA merged and created ATA Technologies providing their clients complete financial and technical coverage.

  • 2008-Present

    Jackson Sun’s recipient of annual Reader’s Choice Awards for “Best Accounting Firm”.

  • 2015

    INSIDE Public Accounting’s recognizes nationally ATA as a Top 200 Accounting Firm.
    American City Business Journal names ATA as ninth largest firm in Tennessee.

  • 2016

    IPA recognizes nationally ATA as a Top 200 Accounting Firm.


    ATA has 21 partners and offices located in Dyersburg, Henderson, Jackson, Martin, McKenzie, Memphis, Milan, Nashville, Paris, Trenton, Union City, TN and Murray, KY and membership with BDO Alliance.