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Warren Averett Celebrates 50 Years

Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors, one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in the Southeast, is celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2022. Team members throughout Warren Averett’s 15 offices are reflecting on the accomplishments of the past and looking forward to growth in the future. 

To honor 50 years of helping local communities thrive, Warren Averett introduced a ”50 Acts of Service” challenge, where team members will complete 50 community service projects throughout the Southeast this year. The firm also plans to celebrate team members and clients through 50th anniversary limited edition merchandise, employee Spirit Week in the fall and numerous other client appreciation events.  

“We are so proud of all that the firm has accomplished over the past 50 years,” said Mary Elliott, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. “As we look forward to the firm’s future and continue to provide the best service to our clients, it’s been nice to look back and reflect on how far the firm has come through the work of our team members who have helped propel Warren Averett to new heights.”

Since 1972 (and in some parts of the firm’s footprint, even earlier), the firm has provided services to help clients thrive and accomplish what’s most important to them. In the 1950s and 1960s, many of the firm’s predecessor CPA practices began serving clients, and in 1972, several Birmingham entrepreneurs opened a small firm named Pearce & Summerford, PC, which would eventually become Warren Averett. During the 1980s, Warren Averett saw a series of reorganizations before becoming Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino, PC in 1986. By the end of the 1990s, the firm was the country’s 71st largest accounting firm. In 2012, three regional accounting firms across the Southeast joined forces to create today’s Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors. The firm continued to increase in size and gained offices in Tampa, Atlanta, Mobile and Panama City. In 2021 and 2022, Warren Averett was named as one of Forbes’ Best Accounting Firms and Best Tax Firms. Throughout Warren Averett’s long history, the firm has been named as a Best Place to Work in multiple locations and has won various accolades that set the firm apart from other regional, local and national accounting firms. 

Stay updated on Warren Averett’s 50th anniversary celebration by checking the History page or following the firm on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, where the firm will feature throwbacks from the past and glimpses of anniversary celebrations. 

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