Helping clients build, preserve, and transfer business value and personal wealth.
More than 60 years after Joe Kraft opened a makeshift accounting practice behind a Nashville drug store and soda shop, that straightforward approach hasn’t changed much. Only now, it’s a common goal entrenched throughout KraftCPAs, our five affiliate companies, and our team of more than 275 dedicated and talented individuals.
Our steadfast pledge to client success has been the catalyst for our evolution from Joe’s one-person office to one of the most respected business service providers in the Southeast. The trust placed in us by entrepreneurs, community leaders, and families — many of them for more than 30 years — fuels our passion for innovation and improvement.
As our clients know, we work hard to be more than your accountant. We’re neighbors invested in your community and partners in your financial future.
Services designed for you
Almost every decision you make will have a financial implication. And with nearly 75,000 pages of laws in the U.S. tax code, those implications will almost certainly involve taxes. Our tax team includes more than 30 professionals with extensive tax planning, compliance, and preparation backgrounds. We’re committed to helping businesses, organizations, and families minimize tax obligations, maximize tax breaks, and achieve financial goals.
For entrepreneurs, we’re a multi-faceted partner through every phase of business ownership — from start-up to succession — with support in accounting, bookkeeping, audit and assurance, cost-savings analysis, valuation, and exit planning issues. We help crunch numbers and cut through red tape so business owners can focus on customers and sales.
Our affiliates — Kraft Asset Management (KAM), Kraft Technology Group (KTG), Kraft Analytics (KA), Kraft Healthcare Consulting (KHC), and Kraft Enterprise Systems (KES) — provide additional business and personal solutions ranging from litigation support to network security analysis to merger and acquisition assistance.
The added value of affiliations
Improving our procedures, enhancing our services, and staying up to date on complex regulations and accounting changes are all vital components of our client service commitment. A variety of opportunities help us fulfill those goals.
As a firm, KraftCPAs is a member of the RSM US Alliance, a network of 92 independent accounting, consulting, and professional service firms throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
This affiliation allows us to collaborate with almost 8,000 network professionals and provide our clients with more efficient and cost-effective services. The Alliance also provides access to the extensive resources of RSM US LLP, the fifth-largest accounting firm in the U.S., and RSM International, a global network of about 57,000 professionals in more than 120 countries.
Affiliation with RSM US Alliance offers our team the resources typical of a Big Four firm without affecting our independence, our commitment to personal service, and our ability to respond quickly to the needs of our clients and employees.
We’re also members of the National Peer Review Committee, which is instrumental to our quality control standards. As a member, we undergo an external peer review every three years to ensure compliance with the industry’s ethical and technical standards. We have consistently received the highest possible grade, and consistently without comment.
On an individual basis, professionals throughout our firm are members or hold leadership positions with organizations relevant to their industry and specific service areas. Separately, our professionals participate in workshops, attend and lead seminars on crucial topics, and frequently author whitepapers and reports.
Most of our professional who are required to receive continuing professional education (CPE) each year significantly exceed the requirements set by the State of Tennessee.
The joy of giving back
Our friends, neighbors, and clients have supported KraftCPAs for more than six decades. It’s been our privilege to give back and carry on Joe’s spirit of generosity, which made him a beloved business leader.
Joe’s passion for his community was the impetus for the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award, established in 1994 by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Each year, the award is presented to an honoree who exemplifies the community spirit and commitment of our firm’s namesake. Winners have included business leaders, former governors, life-changing volunteer groups, and country music legends.