Steele Martin Jones CPAs and Business Advisors: The CPA Firm That Talks to its Clients
With a focus on small to medium business owners, Steele Martin Jones CPAs and Business Advisors is a multi-service accounting firm with clients throughout West Tennessee and across the country. It offers a comprehensive range of services, including tax preparation, business advising, accounting, and payroll services.
In recent months, the firm has added a fourth partner, increased its professional staff, and opened a third location on Trenton’s court square.
Tom Carson Jones, the firm’s senior partner, attributes the growth to the relationships it builds with its clients. “We’re the CPA firm that talks to our clients,” he said. “We work with our clients all year long to help their business grow, make good financial choices, and optimize their tax commitment.”
The firm’s other partners are Brandon Clenney, Kevin McKenzie, and William Welch, the newest partner. The professional staff also includes Kristi Mendez, Senior Tax Advisor and certified IRS Enrolled Agent, and CPAs Page Cole and Cullyn Moore. Stacey Byrd leads a QuickBooks ProAdvisor team that works closely with clients on their payroll needs. Ten more staff members have college degrees in accounting.
“Our focus is on small-to-medium sized businesses and individuals,” said Clenney. Along with the obvious services of accounting and tax preparation, he added, other services include helping clients with payroll, buying or selling a business, starting a new business, managing financial statements, managing sales taxes, and planning for retirement.
“We also are one of the few firms in the area that actually specializes in tax preparation and working with the IRS,” Clenney said.
McKenzie considers the firm a client’s “non-equity business partner. We get to know our clients well. As a former business owner, I understand their challenges.”
Steele Martin Jones was founded by Mike Steele in 1979. Partner Gary Martin joined in 1982, and Jones joined the firm in 1994. Both Steele and Martin have since retired.
The firm has been active in the Chamber for many years. Founding Partner Steele helped the Chamber create its Business of the Year awards. Steele Martin Jones has won three of those awards: Small Business of the Year, Cornerstone Business of the Year, and a Pinnacle Award. Jones was the founding chair of the Chamber’s Pinnacle Awards. In 2023, the firm was named VIP Magazine’s “Best Accounting Firm in Jackson.”
Steele Martin Jones is at 100 Stonebridge Blvd. The Trenton office is at 109 W. Court Square. The Parsons office is open by appointment only. For more information, visit steelemartin.com or call 731-668-9183.