Tom Janney, CPA and president of Janney & Associates, CPAs, PC founded the company in October 1989. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in accounting in March 1985 and became a certified public accountant in 1987.
Tom began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1985 before returning home to work at a local accounting firm in Smithville – literally going from what was then, the largest accounting firm in the world to probably one of the smallest. Tom made the change because he wanted to work more closely with individual and small business clients to help them achieve their financial goals and run their businesses more effectively. He greatly enjoys helping customers arrange their financial affairs in ways that relieve stress and help them focus on running their business.
Tom enjoys being involved in the local community, having served two terms as president of the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as president of the local Habitat for Humanity and is a graduate of Leadership DeKalb. At present, he is the chairman of the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council, the organization that provides oversight to public television station, WCTE, Channel 22 in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Tom is an active member of his profession, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. He recently served as a board member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Smithville, Tennessee.