McElderry & Associates Joins Hancock Askew & Co.

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Atlanta, GA (January 30, 2019) – Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a regional full-service audit, tax, accounting and advisory firm is excited to announce that John McElderry, Founder and Managing Director, and his great team at McElderry and Associates, LLC, a local tax and accounting firm, have joined the firm.

With this merger, Hancock Askew will have two offices in Atlanta, as well offices in Augusta, Savannah, Miami, and Tampa.

Hancock Askew and McElderry & Associates serve similar client bases and are strategically aligning to further expand tax, accounting, and consulting services to Greater Atlanta and the surrounding areas.

McElderry & Associates specializes in tax, financial accounting, management consulting and QuickBooks® services to various clients including high net worth individuals, real estate firms, restaurants, and medical and dental practices. All these specialties complement existing niche service areas at Hancock Askew and together the teams can provide specialized services for the unique needs of these clients.

Michael McCarthy, Managing Partner – Hancock Askew & Co. said, “I have known John McElderry for over 20 years and I’m so excited to finally have him join our team.  John has significant experience in M&A and transaction work as well as complex tax work for small businesses and high net worth individuals.  He and his team of experienced professionals will bring a wealth of tax knowledge and experience to our team in Atlanta and the firm as a whole. We are happy to have them become a part of the Hancock Askew family.”

John McElderry, Managing Director – McElderry & Associates said, “My team is excited for the opportunity to provide additional services and work with professionals in various specialties, while ensuring we maintain excellence in customer service and quality of work.”

Russell Reece, Atlanta Office Managing Partner – Hancock Askew & Co. said, “The addition of John McElderry and his team to our Atlanta footprint falls in line with our strategic plans to continue to grow and expand our services for businesses and individuals in the region.”

About Hancock Askew & Co., LLP

Hancock Askew is a professional services firm tracing its origins back to 1910.  The firm provides services that include audit, tax, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations, and other critical business consulting services. With offices in Georgia and Florida, our staff of over 100 professionals provides support to an array of clients ranging from emerging businesses to large corporations, nonprofit organizations to publicly traded companies. Hancock Askew is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For more information about Hancock Askew, visit

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