Our Firm

Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

Our Firm

Tann, Brown & Russ Co., PLLC is a public accounting and consulting firm located at 1501 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. The firm’s seventeen-person professional staff includes fourteen certified public accountants, and among the Firm’s partners and staff members are CPAs who also hold professional certifications in forensic accounting, business valuation and governmental accounting and finance.

Tann, Brown & Russ is a long-time member of the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section, a voluntary self-regulatory organization of accounting firms whose purpose is to foster quality performance within the accounting profession in the area of accounting and auditing services provided to non-public companies. Periodic independent peer reviews of our firm’s professional practice have consistently shown that the firm is in full compliance with the strict quality control standards set by the AICPA.

Our firm’s partners and associates hail from communities – both large and small – throughout the state of Mississippi, with each of them bringing along a unique blend of talents, abilities and experiences. All of our staff members have excelled in the educational environment, and they continue to develop their knowledge and professional skills by participating in continuing education programs both within the firm and through various professional organizations.

The partners and staff at Tann, Brown & Russ also consider community involvement to be an important part of their professional life and, accordingly, serve as officers, board members and volunteers in a number of different non-profit organizations and churches throughout the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. Outside of working hours, you may find one of our partners or associates chairing a church finance committee meeting or helping plan a chamber of commerce fundraiser or, if their interests run more to the adventurous side, perhaps coaching third base at a girls softball game or camping out with a group of Boy Scouts. In essence, we believe that good citizens make great employees, and we think our clients will agree that our staff members are among the very best at what they do, whether in the office or in the community.

Our History

The accounting firm known today as Tann, Brown & Russ Co., PLLC was founded by Thomas M. Tann, Jr. in 1970. With Cecil C. Brown joining the firm as a partner shortly thereafter, the next fifteen years saw the firm grow to twenty accountants while becoming one of the top ten firms in the city of Jackson, Mississippi. In 1986, Rod, Burdette and Richard Russ joined the Firm as partners, and the Firm changed its name to Tann, Brown & Russ Company.

The practice of public accounting has evolved in many ways since the Firm’s beginnings, with personal computers and advances in communications technology changing the way we do business on a day-to-day basis. But despite those changes – as well as the normal transitions in its partners and management structure – the one constant in the Firm’s history has been the dedication of its partners and staff to providing the highest quality of service attainable, with each client, regardless of size, receiving the type of personal service that fosters a mutually beneficial working relationship.

From its beginning, the Firm has maintained strong practices in the traditional areas of auditing and income taxation, but it has also developed significant expertise in more specialized areas of practice, such as governmental accounting and consulting, litigation support services, insurance claims consulting and asset-based lending examinations. The Firm annually prepares more than 2,000 tax returns, while its auditing clientele has included state agencies, counties, municipalities, school districts, not-for-profit organizations, construction contractors, timber management firms, insurance companies, retirement communities, television stations, hotels, trucking companies, technology firms and advertising agencies, among others.

After maintaining its offices in Jackson, Mississippi’s downtown business district for over 40 years, Tann, Brown & Russ has now moved to new offices at 1501 Lakeland Drive, in the building that many Jacksonians will recognize as the former home of Nick’s Restaurant. With its offices overlooking Lakeland Drive, a clientele that draws from throughout the greater Jackson area and beyond, and staff members who make their homes throughout the surrounding tri-county area, TBR truly considers itself to be a metropolitan accounting firm.

Our Partners

TBR is able to offer a wide array of professional services to our individual, business, government and non-profit clients with partners specializing in Income Tax, Financial Reporting, Small Business, Government & Non-Profit, Insurance Claims Consulting, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services, & Wealth Management.