Brown, Nelms & Co.

Professional & Efficient Accounting

Professional & Efficient Accounting

A Bit About Our Company

From the beginning, Brown, Nelms & Co. has focused on providing accounting services that are technically sound with professionalism and efficiency. David Nelms joined Ted Brown in 1993 and became a partner in 1995, and our firm continued to grow. Partners and staff worked together to improve our business, and over the past two decades we have focused on employing current technology as well as maintaining ongoing professional education.

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"Our Mission Goes Beyond The Basics"

A Bit About Our Services

Tax Services

We believe that the best planning and compliance strategy begins with a hands-on, year-round approach.

Attest Services

We have over 66 years of combined experience in audit, review and assurance services.

Accounting Services

Our accounting team is comprised of talented professionals with almost 50 years worth of combined experience.

Retirement Plan Audits

A service not always associated with CPA firms, retirement plan auditing, is one of the specialties.

An Introduction to our Partners


Ted W. Brown

Ted has been practicing as a C.P.A. since 1977. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Accounting and from Georgia State University with a Master of Taxation. Ted’s interest is in real estate and consulting with small to medium size family owned growth enterprises.

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David Nelms

David has been practicing as a CPA since 1983. He graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Accounting. David joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1995.

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Eric Kornegay

Eric joined Brown, Nelms and Co. in the Audit and Assurance services department in May of 2005. He became a partner in January of 2010. Eric received a Master of Accountancy Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama.

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A Look At Our Expertise

We work across a wide variety of industries, and through the years, the firm has developed in depth knowledge in many specific areas:

Employee Stock Ownership Plans


Real Estate




Non Profit Organizations


Employee Benefits Plan




Professional Services



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Timely Opportunities

It’s Time to Review Your Financial Planning Options

As the summer winds down, consider revising your financial planning strategies based on changes in your personal circumstances, market conditions and tax laws. If you procrastinate, financial planning is likely to fall by the wayside during the hectic holiday season, possibly causing you to lose out on tax-saving and wealth-building opportunities. Here are some retirement and estate planning considerations that may be worthwhile for certain taxpayers.

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Tax-Savvy Planning Strategies for Inherited IRAs

Did you recently inherit an IRA along with one or more additional beneficiaries? The rules regarding required minimum distributions (RMDs) may not necessarily be optimal for the younger beneficiaries when there are multiple beneficiaries or the inherited IRA lists a charity (or other nonhuman) as a beneficiary. Creative planning can save the day, but there's a hitch: The strategies must be employed by no later than September 30, 2016, for account owners who died in 2015.

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Back-to-School Tips for Grownups

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Savvy retailers, restaurants, not-for-profits and other entities that market to consumers have come up with creative ways to harness the power of Pokmon Go, a wildly popular smartphone gaming app that's sweeping across the nation. Here's how you may be able to use it to drive foot traffic to your location and possibly boost your cash flow.

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