Martin R. Abroms, CPA, CVA

Marty Abroms is the President and Managing Shareholder of Abroms & Associates, P.C. Abroms & Associates provides accounting, tax, and consulting services for clients who have operations throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, Macao, and Puerto Rico. In addition to being a certified public accountant, Mr. Abroms is a certified valuation analyst. This special training allows him to perform business valuations needed for mergers and acquisitions, as well as estate tax and gift tax matters. During his career, he has taken an active advisory role in over 200 acquisitions and divestitures. In addition to his professional responsibilities as a CPA, he is an active investor in several privately held companies in which he serves on the Board of Directors.

Mr. Abroms began his career in 1981 at KPMG, an international accounting and consulting firm. In 1985, he moved to private industry as a corporate officer for the Anderson Companies, an affiliated group of companies with importing, wholesale distribution, retail, and specialty publishing operations. Some of these more recognized companies include Anderson Media, Books-A-Million, Hibbett Sports, Anderson Press, and C.R. Gibson. In 1995, Mr. Abroms founded Abroms & Associates, P.C., Florence, Alabama, to more closely focus on the continuing needs of the Anderson Companies as well as other clients with more complex tax planning and compliance needs.

Mr. Abroms graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1981 and was the recipient of the Turis Fidelas (for the highest grade point average) and the Keller Key (the top university service) awards. He was also the recipient of the Elijah Watt Sells Award, which is presented to those candidates that take all sections of the CPA exam at one time and receive the highest grades.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Abroms is active in the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Alabama, and works with a number of other nonprofit charities and religious organizations.

Barry R. Jacobs, CPA

Barry began his public accounting career in 1995 after graduating from Freed-Hardeman University with a BBA in Accounting.  Barry began work with Abroms and Associates in August of 1995, and passed the CPA exam shortly thereafter.  Over his years with Abroms, Barry has gained extensive experience in Sub-Chapter S Corporation and partnership taxation, multi-state corporate and individual taxation, and compilation work.  Barry was admitted as a shareholder of the firm in January 2003.  Barry is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Barry strives to remain active in his local church, serving in a variety of functions.

Heather Kilpatrick, CPA

Heather joined the firm in 2002, and earned her CPA certification in 2007. She holds an Associate of Arts from Kilgore College and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of North Alabama, where she was a magna cum laude graduate and member of Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Mu Delta honor societies. Kilpatrickā€™s tax and accounting experience multi-state corporate, partnership, and individual taxation as well as accounting and taxation of investment partnerships (i.e. hedge and private equity funds). She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.  She has served on the Young CPA Board for the ASCPA and been active in active in efforts to present financial literacy curriculum to local high school students. Heather was admitted as a shareholder of the firm in 2013.

Kayla Hoofman, CPA

Kayla joined Abroms & Associates in 2006 and obtained her CPA certification in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where she was a summa cum laude graduate. Her experience includes individual, sub-chapter S corporation and partnership taxation, multi-state corporate and individual taxation, and compilations. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also an active member of the First Baptist Church of Camden, Tennessee. Kayla was admitted as a shareholder of the firm in 2013.

Mark E. Smith, CPA

Mr. Smith has substantial experience in accounting and tax related fields. He initially served as accounting manager and corporate officer for a private company with revenues of approximately $20 million. His public practice includes experience with regional and local CPA firms, where he conducted tax compliance and research activities for manufacturers and wholesale distributors. A Graduate of University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mr. Smith is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Paige Tanner, CPA

Paige graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Alabama in 1985 with a degree in accounting. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1989 and is an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. She joined the Abroms team in 2006 and was admitted as a shareholder in 2009. With both public accounting and private industry experience, Paige currently manages the tax compliance and accounting for a number of clients. Mrs. Tanner also serves as the firm’s IT coordinator.

Lucy C. Trousdale, CPA

Mrs. Trousdale has substantial experience in public accounting, with a concentration in tax preparation and audits. She is a graduate of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, with degrees in accounting and finance, and is a graduate of Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, with a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. Mrs. Trousdale is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and Phi Kappa Phi.  While at UNA she was honored for achieving the highest GPA in the department of Finance.  At Mississippi State she achieved the highest GPA in the graduate school.

Professional and Administrative Staff

The firm employs a number of dedicated professionals that assist clients and the firm on accounting, tax compliance, payroll, and administrative matters.

Professional Staff: