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

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Debt or Equity? New Guidance Helps You Decide

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IRS Extends Deadline to Provide 2016 ACA Forms to Recipients

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New Overtime Rules Suspended for Now

Although new overtime regulations were set to kick in on December 1, a federal district court has moved to block the changes, at least temporarily. What does this mean for employers and what should they do now? Whether businesses should immediately drop plans to comply with the new rules, or move forward anyway, may not be a simple question for employers to answer. Here's more.

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