Lucy Carter

  • CPA

Member and Practice Leader, Healthcare Industry Team


555 Great Circle Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37228

Lucy Carter is a member (owner) at KraftCPAs. As the practice leader of the healthcare industry team, she is responsible for managing quality control and administration for the firm’s healthcare practice. She is also responsible for building and maintaining client relationships, overseeing and reviewing the work of engagement teams, and presenting our work to clients’ management teams and boards of directors.

Lucy works across departments to provide the firm’s healthcare clients with traditional accounting services, such as financial audits/reviews, employee benefit plan audits, back-office accounting and bookkeeping, and tax research, planning, and compliance services. In addition, she provides industry-specific services, including practice management consulting, physician compensation studies, compliance, and reimbursement services to healthcare clients. Her specialization also allows her to serve as an expert witness and provide other forms of litigation support.

Lucy has more than 35 years of experience in public accounting. She previously worked for a large, regional firm before co-founding/co-owning Carter Lankford CPAs (CLCPAs), which merged with Kraft in 2015.


Current Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • TSCPA Healthcare Committee
  • National CPA Health Care Advisors Association
  • Leadership Health Care
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Insight Counseling Centers, Board of Directors
  • Junior Achievement, Board of Directors
  • Nashville Medical Group Management Association, Board Member
  • Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Healthcare Mentor
  • Downtown Nashville Rotary Club
  • Nashville Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Ophthalmology Executives
  • Women in Healthcare, National Committee and Board Member
  • ImmunizeTN, Secretary/Treasurer

Prior Involvement

  • United Methodist Publishing House, Board of Director
  • AICPA, Private Companies Practice Section, PCPS Executive Committee

Other Professional Accomplishments

  • Published several articles in the Journal of Accountancy, Healthcare Financial Management, Nashville Medical News, and HomeCare Magazine
  • Co-Authored Physician’s Compensation: Measurement, Benchmarking and Implementation
  • Co-Authored The CPAs Guide to Medical Office Consulting
  • Health Care Awards, Nashville Business Journal
  • InCharge Health Care, Nashville Medical News
  • Top 100 Health Care Leader, Nashville Business Journal
  • Power Leader in Accounting/Finance, Nashville Business Journal
  • Women of Influence, Nashville Business Journal
  • Women to Watch, Nashville Medical News
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