About Capital Accounting and Tax

Dear Capital Accounting & Tax Client,

Please allow me to introduce myself and my partners to you by way of the following bios. I speak for our entire team when I say how excited we are to be joining up with CAT. We share their philosophy of making client satisfaction their top priority; which they accomplish primarily by providing you with the highest quality tax services.

We understand, being consumers ourselves, that a change in service providers can be a concern. This is especially relevant to something as important as the preparation of your tax returns and the handling of your other tax issues. We can try to explain on paper why we are the right team for the job, but the “proof is in the pudding” as they say. We would be happy to meet with you and/or provide references from existing clients if this would help you while we go through this transition together.

We are at your disposal and look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you!

Barron Barnes, CPA, Partner

Barron began his accounting career in the Atlanta offices of Bennett Thrasher PC and Arthur Andersen LLP prior to joining Barnes, Broyles & Associates LLP in 1999. In 2013, he was joined by partners H. Carey Barnes and Scott A. Merritt in forming the firm of Barnes Merritt & Barnes LLC.

Barron has extensive experience in business consulting and financing as well as corporate, partnership and individual income tax planning. He has been involved in both the audit and tax planning work for manufacturing and real estate companies, and has clients in many different industries including real estate, architecture, interior design, equipment sales and leasing, printing, lumber manufacturing, advertising, film production and wholesale supply. Barron is also a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

In his free time, Barron enjoys triathlons, water skiing, golfing and spending time with his wife Katy and their three children. Barron and his family attend Buckhead Church.

Education:

University of Alabama, BBA – Accounting

AIU - Masters of Information Technology

Professional Designation:

CPA, licensed in Georgia

Professional & Community Activities:

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

 

H. Carey Barnes Jr., CPA, Partner

Carey worked in the Atlanta office of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland from 1970 to 1980 as partner and managing partner prior to forming Barnes Broyles & Associates LLP. In 2013 he was joined by partners Scott A. Merritt and S. Barron Barnes in forming the firm of Barnes Merritt & Barnes LLC.

Carey has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, business consulting and financing as well as corporate, partnership and individual income tax planning. He has been involved in both the audit and tax planning work for manufacturing and real estate companies, and has clients in many different industries including real estate development, architecture, interior design, equipment sales and leasing, printing, lumber manufacturing, advertising, cable television, wholesale supply and construction contracting.

In his free time, Carey enjoys running, water skiing, golfing and spending time with his wife Sheila, their three children, and nine grandchildren. Carey and his family attend Browns Bridge Community Church.

Education:

University of Alabama - BBA – Accounting

University of Alabama - Masters of Accountancy

Professional Designation:

CPA, licensed in Georgia

Professional & Community Activities:

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

 

Scott A. Merritt, CPA, Partner

Scott began his career at Barnes, Broyles & Associates and became a partner of that firm. In 2013, he was joined by partners H. Carey Barnes and S. Barron Barnes in forming the firm of Barnes, Merritt & Barnes.

As a CPA, Scott works with his clients in all aspects of accounting and tax. He has extensive experience in the planning and preparation of federal and state income tax returns for individuals and businesses. In his 20+ years as a tax specialist, Scott has successfully applied his negotiating skills while representing clients in IRS audits. In addition, Scott servers his clients in the areas of business formation and consulting, budgeting, forecasting, profit planning, operations analysis, bookkeeping, preparation of financial statements, and reporting to governing agencies.

He has clients in a variety of industries including not-for-profit, real estate development, event planning, construction, law, engineering, and graphic design.

In his free time, Scott enjoys running, water skiing, golfing and spending time with his wife Kelly and their four children. Scott and his family attend Browns Bridge Community Church where they volunteer teaching 1st grade.

Education:

Palm Beach Atlantic University, 1990

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Professional Designation:

CPA, licensed in Georgia

Professional & Community Activities:

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants