Knoxville, TN-Coulter & Justus, P.C. is pleased to announce Mike Parton, CPA, CGMA, CFE, FHFMA has been named as its new Managing Principal. Mike’s role as Managing

Mike Parton

Mike Parton

Principal will be to lead the firm’s long-term strategy and overall management of the firm. Mike succeeds Sam Coulter, retiring co-founder and Managing Principal of the firm since 1993. Coulter recently commented, “I am pleased Mike has been elected Managing Principal. In addition to being a very talented CPA, Mike has integrity, determination and drive, which I believe are key to success in this role.”

A Knoxville native and graduate of the University of Tennessee, Mike was an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young when Coulter & Justus was formed in 1993. An Audit Principal since 1998, Mike specializes in providing services to physician practices, healthcare systems and government contractors. He also has extensive experience in providing forensic consulting services and litigation support.

Mike is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. As a volunteer, Mike serves on the AICPA Practice Advisory Group (G400) Committee, the Business Advisory Council at Tennessee Wesleyan College, and on the Board of the Knoxville Track Club.

About Coulter & Justus, P.C.

Coulter & Justus began in 1993 when Sam Coulter and Ron Justus purchased the Knoxville office of Ernst & Young. C&J has grown to become a large regional firm with offices in West Knoxville. The firm has been recognized as one of the Best 100 Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. With 13 Principals and an exceptional staff of over 70, Coulter & Justus provides accounting, audit and tax services as well as business valuations, transaction advisory and financial planning. Additional information about the exceptional people and exceptional service at Coulter & Justus, P.C. is available at

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