Industry Expertise

JHM Certified Public Accountants is proud to draw on its decades of accounting expertise and relationships to serve as your trusted business advisor for all of your business needs. Whatever your industry, our goal is to work with you to help you achieve your goals.

If you don’t see your industry listed below, it doesn’t mean we can’t help. Whatever your business and accounting needs, JHM has the knowledge and expertise to help your business stay financially sound.

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JHM was built on the construction industry, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without it. Because we have been partnering with firms in this competitive industry longer than many of our competitors have been in business, our deep-rooted history uniquely positions us to have worked in some capacity with a majority of the largest construction companies in the Chattanooga-area, helping them lay a strong financial foundation for their business. While regulations governing the construction industry are numerous and complex, JHM is one of the region’s few accounting firms with the flexibility and experience to handle all of the needs of small, midsize, and large construction firms.


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Long-Standing Relationships

We have established relationships with many of the region’s top building contractors, as well as the banks, surety agents, and underwriters that serve them. These businesses have come to depend on JHM’s experience and expertise, not only in traditional audits and tax compliance, but for services such as:

  • Assurance and bonding assistance
  • Tax preparation and planning strategies
  • Business advisory services
  • Multi-state contractor licensing
  • Internal control policies
  • Choice of entity decisions
  • Banking and debt issues
  • Revenue recognition methods
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equipment and overhead costing
  • Hiring and recruiting
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Software implementation
  • Other special consultations

Industry Knowledge

We know the construction industry from the ground up. Active in the Association of General Contractors and the Construction Financial Management Association, JHM’s construction experts also serve on boards throughout the industry and contribute to various publications, such as CFMA’s annual guide, “The Book.”

Nonprofit & Gov

Nonprofit & Gov

Helping nonprofit and governmental entities walk the tight line between serving others and staying solvent was important to JHM’s founder and has been a significant part of our practice since the beginning. As a trusted advisor to over 200 nonprofit and governmental organizations, we are proud of the several long-term relationships we have maintained with nonprofit clients throughout the Southeast.


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Comprehensive Experience

As a valued partner we listen, advise, and empower organizations in their service to the community. We have experience advising:

  • Human and social service organizations
  • Community service organizations
  • City and county municipalities
  • Governmental component units and quasi-governmental entities
  • HUD and other low-income housing units
  • Nonprofit hospitals and healthcare organizations
  • Labor unions
  • Churches and other faith-based organizations
  • Educational organizations
  • Foundations
  • Business and civic organizations
  • Co-ops
  • Water authorities

Regulatory Expertise

JHM’s team of specialists understands the unique financial demands of nonprofit and governmental entities. Stricter regulatory environments, heightened public scrutiny, and an uncertain economic climate have necessitated lean operating policies and procedures. JHM can help with services such as:

  • Financial statement audits, including the requirements of Government Auditing Standards and    Uniform Guidance
  • Federal 990/990-T information returns and other required governmental forms
  • Development of governance policies
  • Development and improvement of internal control policies
  • 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plan audits and Federal compliance return preparation
  • Agreed-upon procedures engagements
  • Cost report preparation
  • Recruiting and screening of financial associates
  • Applications for tax-exempt status
  • Fraud investigations
  • Consulting on unrelated business income
  • Budgeting assistance
  • Software implementation
  • Bookkeeping support

As a member of the Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) of the American Institute of CPAs, JHM has continually demonstrated its expertise in quality governmental audits, and provides its clients with comprehensive resources and tools.



JHM helps leading healthcare organizations watch over their financial wellbeing. We have experience providing auditing, cost reporting, tax, and consulting services to healthcare partners such as hospitals and nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, rural health clinics, and home offices.


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Audit and Accounting Services

JHM’s expert healthcare team performs audits for multi-location medical centers with over $100 million in assets, hospices with less than $1 million in annual revenue, and everything in between. Our on-site fieldwork and personal relationship with each client allows us to find opportunities for improvement in various aspects of your business and provide customized recommendations, helping you stay financially fit.  

Our services include:

  • Audits, reviews and compilations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America of for-profit and nonprofit entities
  • Audits in accordance with U.S. Government Auditing Standards
  • Audits of employee benefit plans
  • Agreed-upon procedures engagements
  • Assisting with the implementation of new accounting guidance

Cost Report and Reimbursement Consulting

JHM’s highly-trained and dedicated healthcare team works with each client to make cost reporting as effortless as possible by taking the time to get to know each client’s organization. By pointing out achievable areas for improvement, our healthcare industry experts have helped Critical Access Hospitals maximize multiple cost reports reimbursement opportunities. In addition, we are experienced in preparing dozens of cost reports for a wide variety of healthcare entities, including:

  • ‍ Acute care hospitals
  • Critical access hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Intermediate care facilities (nursing facilities)
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Rural health clinics
  • Home offices
  • Various combinations of the above
Real Estate

Real Estate

JHM helps real estate clients around the region keep their plans and books up to code. Our professional real estate team works with commercial and residential developers, commercial and multi-family property owners, and property management companies.


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Comprehensive Services

Whether it’s low-income housing properties, assisted living facilities, or other real estate properties, our CPA services are tailored to the special circumstances and unique needs surrounding each property use, such as:

  • ‍Tax preparation and planning
  • Federal and state tax consulting
  • Choice of entity planning
  • Analysis of the propriety of partnership allocations
  • HUD cost certifications
  • Agreed upon procedures engagements
  • Dealer vs. investor status
  • Cash flow and profitability analysis of properties
  • Internal control and risk management services
  • Due diligence
  • Choice of entity planning
  • Tax deferred exchange consulting
  • Income projections
Employee Benefit

Employee Benefit

Under U.S. Department of Labor rules, many employee benefit plans are subject to an annual audit to ensure that they are being administered in accordance with federal law. In this high-risk industry, JHM is one of the few firms uniquely equipped to help hard-working employers guarantee their employees’ retirement plans are being managed responsibly.

Proven Track-Record

Our firm is active in the National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans, administered by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to stay current on the latest audit requirements. We are also long-time members of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, guaranteeing our firm access to the best knowledge, most sophisticated resources, and highest quality assurance for our clients.

Whether your organization offers a 401(k), 403(b) or defined benefit plan, JHM can help your plan meet its fiduciary responsibilities to your committed employees.


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This highly competitive industry presents a number of unique accounting challenges. Never before have small or large manufacturers faced so many industry regulations and market pitfalls. From tax planning and preparation to assurance, JHM’s respected team of accountants and business advisors can help your company face these challenges with greater confidence. And we have experience working with leading manufacturers in the region such as auditors, tax advisors, and trusted business consultants. Whether you need help with narrowing margins, inventory control, or process improvement, we can offer tailored solutions to your ever-changing needs and increase your opportunity for success.


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In today’s uncertain economic environment, JHM understands the pressures which many retailers encounter on a daily basis. Inventory management, increased competition, technological advances, and multi-state tax issues can quickly leave the most successful retailer overwhelmed, wondering what’s around the corner. JHM has served a number of successful retail companies in the Chattanooga area, and our professional team of expert CPAs and business planners can help quiet some of the anxiety. Put our accounting expertise to work for you in navigating this complex business environment.


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