Brown Nelms

Professional & Efficient Accounting

Professional & Efficient Accounting

A Bit About Our Company

From the beginning, Brown Nelms 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 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

Factoring Uncertainty into the Value of Your Business

How will the current political environment affect the value of your business? Through the end of 2016, the public markets responded positively to GOP plans to cut taxes and reduce government regulations, which would boost economic returns. But investors can't predict the future with absolute certainty. There's always some element of uncertainty when operating a business and experienced valuation professionals understand how to factor it into their analyses.

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How S Corporations Can Save on Federal Employment Taxes

Are you an owner of a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC? If so, federal self-employment tax bills may be costing you thousands of dollars each year. Operating as an S corporation can help reduce federal employment taxes for small businesses that are currently unincorporated. Here's how this strategy works and why it's important to act fast to implement the changes for calendar year 2017.

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10 Important Tax-Related Developments for 2016

Do you recall the major federal tax law changes that happened last year? From HRAs and premium tax credits to delayed refunds and FBAR reporting, 2016 was eventful. Reviewing recent tax-related developments can give individuals and businesses a jumpstart on tax season 2017. In fact, many changes will be reflected on your 2016 tax return. A sidebar discusses the "extenders" that Congress left in limbo when it adjourned last year.

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IRS Updates FAQs on Certain ACA Provisions

Although there's a good chance the Affordable Care Act will be repealed and potentially replaced in the coming months, employers still must comply with the existing rules for 2016, including the information reporting requirements and shared responsibility provisions. The IRS recently revised its FAQs to help employers comply with the current law and avoid penalties for 2016.

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