Kingsport Office

Brown EdwardsKingsport Office

217 E. New Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Tel: (423) 246-6104
Fax: (423) 378-4109
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Brown Edwards is known for offering high quality tax and accounting services in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia with extensive experience in the Tri-Cities. Our clients include medical practices, financial institutions, construction companies, contractors, restaurant chains, manufacturing businesses, non-profits, law firms and other professionals and service companies.

We believe in building long term relationships with its clients providing tax and accounting services in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. We provide a comprehensive selection of traditional accounting and financial services as well as business advisory services at very competitive fees. Services include tax planning and preparation, accounting, audit, reviews and compilations, bookkeeping services, payroll processing, bill payment services, business advisory services, tax services and technology assistance.

In Kingsport, we strive to delight our clients rather than just satisfy them. That’s not only our driving philosophy but also our goal each and every day.

Kingsport TeamContact our Partners and Directors

  • Billy R. Robinson, CPA, CCIFP
    Billy R. Robinson, CPA, CCIFP
    Partner
  • Richard L. Linnen, CPA
    Richard L. Linnen, CPA
    Partner
  • Billy Gilliam, CPA
    Billy Gilliam, CPA
    Partner
  • Donna Jones, CPA, CSEP, MACC
    Donna Jones, CPA, CSEP, MACC
    Director
Billy R. Robinson, CPA, CCIFP
Partner
Billy Robinson
(540) 434-6736  
brobinson@becpas.com
124 Newman Ave • Harrisonburg, VA, 22801-4004

Billy is a Partner based in the Kingsport office of Brown Edwards and focuses his area of practice on construction and real estate related companies, family owned businesses, and governmental agencies.

Billy is one of seven CCIFP’s in the firm’s construction practice.  Public accounting professionals with the CCIFP designation must have a minimum 4,000 hours professional experience in construction in addition to showing expertise in eight knowledge domains, and of which only two of the knowledge domains are accounting related.  Brown Edwards is ranked in the Top 10 in the Country in terms of the number of CCIFP’s on staff and has more CCIFP’s than any other firm in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Details here:  http://www.iccifp.org/public-accounting

Billy has twice been named a “Super CPA” by Virginia Business magazine and has been named one of the “Top 10 Business People – Under 40” by the Shenandoah Valley Business Journal.

Billy graduated from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Minor in Criminal Justice.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Construction Financial Management Association, the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance, the Shenandoah Valley Builder’s Association, and the Associated General Contractors of Virginia.

Billy volunteers his time with the following organizations:

  • Harrisonburg Rotary Club, where he is President-Elect for 2016-2017 serves on the Strawberry Festival Committee and the Board of Directors. He previously served on the Scholarship Committee.
  • The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, where he serves on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and IMPACT Harrisonburg Committee.
  • Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, where he previously served as Treasurer, a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. He now serves as a member of the HDR Advisory Board.
  • RMH Foundation, where he serves on the Board of Directors and the Planned Giving Committee
Richard L. Linnen, CPA
Partner
(276) 466-5248   
rlinnen@becpas.com
217 E. New Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

Richard is based in our Kingsport office.  He is a general practice partner licensed in the State of Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Virginia and has over thirty years of experience in public accounting with a heavy concentration in municipal and not-for-profit auditing.  He serves clients in the areas of the construction and transportation industries.

Richard graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a major in Accounting.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.  In addition, he is a member of the Bristol Virginia Rotary Club and is a past board member and treasurer of Theatre Bristol.

Billy Gilliam, CPA
Partner
Billy Gilliam
(423) 246-6104    
bgilliam@becpas.com
Kingsport TN

Billy is a partner in our Kingsport office. He began his public accounting career in 1989 with Dent K Burk Associates, P.C. after receiving a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Virginia.  Billy serves individuals as well as businesses in several diverse areas such as manufacturing, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and certain governmental organizations. He consults with clients in various tax, auditing and accounting matters. A native of Kingsport, Billy is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He and his wife Laura have two children, Carson and Brandon. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). He has served as an officer in all positions with the local Appalachian Chapter of the TSCPA. His community involvement currently includes serving as treasurer and member of the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Kingsport – Sunrise for the past ten years and member of the board of directors for the Kingsport/Sullivan County Chapter of the The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association.  In addition, Billy is an active member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport, where he has served on the audit committee and administrative committee.

Donna Jones, CPA, CSEP, MACC
Director
(423) 246-6104    
djones@becpas.com
217 E. New Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

Donna Jones is a director based in the Kingsport, Tennessee office of Brown Edwards & Company, L.L.P.  In addition to providing tax planning and return preparation for individuals, pass-through entities, not-for-profits, and corporations, Donna specializes in estate planning and the taxation of estates and trusts and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. She also provides audit and assurance and consulting services to financial institutions and not-for-profits in both Virginia and Tennessee.  She contracts with the State of Tennessee Department of Audit to provide governmental audit and single audit compliance services for not-for-profit and governmental not-for-profit entities in the state of Tennessee.

Donna, a native of Kingsport, graduated from Georgia State University, in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree and in 1997 graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Masters of Accountancy.  She is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and is a past-president of the Appalachian Chapter of TSCPA.    She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and serves on the board of the Tri-Cities Estate Planning Council.  She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Kingsport and currently serves as Treasurer for the Organization.

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