Founding Partners at Beech Valley

Brad Hughes, CPA

Brad Hughes, CPA

Founding Partner

Josh Tarica, CPA

Josh Tarica, CPA

Founding Partner

The Beech Valley Story

Prior to co-founding Beech Valley, we worked together at PwC, leading audit engagements and advising clients on complex accounting issues. We left in early 2014 and began consulting on the side to self-fund a startup. Soon after, we found ourselves consulting full-time. We spent a few months in Nashville writing technical memos over revenue recognition, and then worked on a project in Chicago implementing SOX-compliant processes at a public healthcare company. We then returned to Atlanta to create an inventory reporting database at a venture-funded biotech start-up.

We were solving complex accounting problems without the overhead of a traditional accounting firm. More importantly, we felt in control of our lives again. We only worked on projects we found interesting, and the increased control and flexibility allowed us to take time off to grow side businesses and to experience once-in-a-lifetime kinds of travel opportunities. Meanwhile, we were being compensated for every hour we worked while continuing to develop our accounting skills.

Word spread and next thing we knew, we had other Big 4 accountants and consultants wanting in on the action. They too wanted to provide first-rate work across industry sectors, expand their network, and add value to cutting edge organizations on their own terms. Therefore, we expanded Beech Valley to help companies and firms solve complex accounting and finance issues at a fraction of the price, with vetted, top-tier CPAs that are motivated by this new way of doing business.

Our Team

Beech Valley partners with entrepreneurial accountants and consultants from Big 4 and national firms that have experience in audit, tax, advisory, transaction services and IT compliance. Our team members come with varying levels of experience, from ex-Senior Associate (4+ years) to ex-Partner level (20+ years). We work with the best of the best.

All of our resources have vast experience working in teams to meet deadline driven objectives, both as leaders and doers. They are heavily vetted regarding their technical skills, professionalism and history of producing results.

Whether you need a senior to lead a busy season audit or a manager to build a financial model, Beech Valley has a team member that will fit with your firm’s or company’s culture and do excellent work.

Who We Serve

Our clients range from PE funded start-ups to public companies to renowned accounting and consulting firms.

We provide our clients with the specific resources they need to deliver results, without the burden of trying to do so ‘in house’. Our extensive experience helps us understand the unique accounting and finance needs of our clients and provide solutions on a project to project basis.

Get Top-Rated CPAs, Minus the Overhead

  • Get complete reconciliation & reporting by top-tier CPAs who came out of the Big 4
  • Meet deadlines that in-house accountants are too busy to meet
  • Stop worrying about overhead with on-demand CPAs at your service
  • Get expert guidance on financial planning & technical accounting