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As of July 1, 2014, Smith, Goolsby, Artis & Reams, PSC merged with Kelley Galloway & Company, PSC to form Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby, PSC. Please refer to our new website at www.kgsgcpa.com for further information. 


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********** CPA Firms to Merge **********

Phil Layne, CPA and Steve Kanouse, CPA, Managing Directors of Ashland’s two largest CPA firms announced today that their firms will merge their practices effective July 1, 2014 operating under the name of Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby, PSC.

Smith, Goolsby, Artis & Reams, PSC (founded in 1968) and Kelley, Galloway & Company, PSC (founded in 1950) are two independently owned CPA firms that provide a wide range of tax, audit, consulting and  compliance services to individuals, small to medium-sized business and organizations, primarily throughout Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Layne stated, “that since both firms have significant strengths in differing service areas that it just makes good business sense to combine the firms to meet new financial and business challenges facing their client bases”.  Also, “the owners of Smith Goolsby and Kelley Galloway have been long-time business acquaintances and share common commitments and beliefs on how to provide professional services and expand business.”

Kanouse added, “this merger marks a significant milestone in realizing our vision of providing our clients with an ever-expanding range of financial and business consulting services.  Together we can offer our clients a greater selection and depth of services.  As a combined entity, we’ll be able to compete more effectively, expand more rapidly and offer our employees a wider range of career opportunities.  That all translates into positive things for our clients.”

All owners of the two firms will continue as owners of Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby and it is anticipated that clients will experience no disruptions in their day-to-day business affairs.

Effective with the merger, July 1, 2014, Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby will have 52 total employees, including 11 shareholders/directors. In addition to offices in Ashland, the firm will continue to maintain branch offices in Pikeville and Cold Spring, KY and Cincinnati, OH.

Posted: 01/17/14

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