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BatesCarter Celebrates 60-Years of Service

BatesCarter Celebrates 60-Years of Service


Celebrating 60 years of serving Gainesville and Northeast Georgia, we strive for excellence in all we do. Exceptional service is our hallmark. 

60 Years of Exceeding Expectations

For 60 years, the men and women of BatesCarter have been leaders in our firm, our profession, our community, our businesses, and our families. We believe good communities and businesses don't just happen. It takes effort and people to make them so. It takes Leadership in business, non-profits, governments, schools, and communities. At BatesCarter, our goal is not to meet expectations. Our goal is to exceed expectations, always. Excellent performance comes from excellent people and the foundation for excellence is rooted in our culture. 

A Tradition of Leadership

BatesCarter has a 60-year tradition of Leadership passed down from one generation to the next is our continuing beliefs and practices. Read more about BatesCarter's history

Our Partners

Ron Bracewell - Ron Bracewell joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1995. He was elected Managing Partner in 2009 and continues to lead the firm in that position. 

Rusty Hopkins - Rusty Hopkins has served on a number of local boards over the years, beginning with the Jaycees where he served as Secretary and Treasurer for a number of years, and won a number of awards for updating the accounting and reporting process. 

Kristi Griffin - Kristi Griffin is the Audit and Assurance Lead partner and has been instrumental in the growth of the audit practice, particularly the employee benefit plan audits. 

Randy Jessup - Randy Jessup leads BatesCarter's tax practice.

Hank Sprouse - Hank Sprouse joined BatesCarter in 2015 serving in its Audit and Assurance Practice, and became a partner with the firm in 2020.

Amanda Wilkson - Amanda Wilkson joined BatesCarter in 2013 in its Governmental and Not-for-Profit division. She became a partner with the firm in 2020.

Thank you to all of our experienced CPAs and professional staff and partners for serving our clients with excellent service and knowledge.