Greensboro CPA firm for individuals & business, trusted for over 40 years

Shahbaz, Carothers & Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants is a full-service CPA firm in Greensboro, NC, serving individuals and businesses with accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, tax preparation and wealth management. Since the 1970s, we’ve served the Greater Greensboro area and earned a reputation for diligence, precision and integrity that brings generations of clients year after year.

Greensboro CPA firm for individuals & business, trusted for over 40 years

Shahbaz, Carothers & Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants is a full-service CPA firm in Greensboro, NC, serving individuals and businesses with accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, tax preparation and wealth management. Since the 1970s, we’ve served the Greater Greensboro area and earned a reputation for diligence, precision and integrity that brings generations of clients year after year.

Our Services

Shahbaz, Carothers & Company P.A. is a Greensboro CPA firm in business to provide our clients high quality, timely accounting and tax services. We make it easy for our clients with value-added services that demystify the process and relieve the stress of navigating complicated tax regulations. We evaluate your financial situation, propose options and provide careful documentation to assure compliance and accuracy for you or your business in four key areas.

Accounting Services

Shahbaz, Carothers & Company can engage with your business for auditing, bookkeeping and business valuation.

Tax preparation

Shahbaz, Carothers & Company provides prompt, meticuolous tax preparation services for individuals and organizations.

Estate & Financial Planning*

We’ve helped generations of families preserve wealth through strategies that include trusts, wills and gifting.

Complete Services Listing

Shahbaz, Carothers & Company is a Greensboro CPA firm with decades of experience working with individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations. We’ve helped our clients manage complicated accounting processes, advised them on best practices for business accounting, helped them grow assets and provided business audits and business valuations.

*Investment advisory services offered through Holderness Investments Co. Securities offered through Intercarolina Financial Services, Inc., Memeber FINRA & SIPC. Intercarolina Financial, (336) 288-6890. Shahbaz Wealth Strategies LLC is not affiliated with Holderness Investments Co. Holderness Investments Co does not provide tax or legal advice and is not a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm.

Taxation

Compliance/preparation
Corporation
Individual
Estate/trust
Payroll
Pension
Representation before IRS and NC Department of Revenue
Selection of business entities
Mergers and acquisitions

Financial Planning*

Budget projection
Tax planning
Retirement planning
Client education
Estate planning
Investment management
Insurance planning

Accounting

Review
Compilation
Bookkeeping services
Assisting with accounting records
Payroll
Quick Books

Consulting

Medical practice consulting
Compensation planning
Real estate planning (including 1031 exchanges)
Construction
Computer selection
Business valuation
Pension plan design (including 401-K implementation)
Bank financing

Who we are

Shahbaz, Carothers & Co. is a Greensboro CPA firm focused on long-lasting client relationships.

Our goal is to enhance the value of the CPA-client relationship by objectively and systematically offering a comprehensive financial, estate, retirement and tax planning program to help achieve maximum client satisfaction.

Ken Shahbaz

Ken Shahbaz, CPA/PFS, CFP* >

CPA Since 1975
NC Certificate #8465

Ken is Managing Partner. He has practiced in Greensboro since 1973 and was licensed as a CPA in 1975. Ken holds an MBA from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Aquinas College. He also is a partner in Shahbaz Wealth Strategies, LLC and holds brokerage and insurance licenses. Ken is active in the Society of Financial Service Professionals and has been a long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America at both the troop and council levels.

Philip Carothers III >

CPA since 2008
NC Certificate #33988

Philip is Partner with Shahbaz Carothers, having joined Shahbaz Southern in 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Philip is a native of Hickory, NC.

Shirley Harbin, CPS >

Office Manager

With a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Shirley joined the firm in 1992 after a career that included positions in banking, construction, law and accounting. She keeps the office and client services running.

Sherri I. Howard >

Admin Support
Receptionist

Sherri joined the firm in 2016. She is a 1993 graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, so of course, her interests include watching any Tarheel sport, along with church activities and spending lots of time with her husband and daughter.

Kindrey Ashe >

Staff Accountant


Kindrey has earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a double major in Accounting and Finance. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Kindrey can probably give you a workout on the tennis court and for fun, he plays in a local adult kickball league.

Kelle Huang >

Staff Accountant
CPA Since 2007

Kelli joined the firm in 2015. She is a graduate of Guilford College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Accounting and the University of North Carolina–Greensboro with Master of Science degree in Accounting, and Guangdong Institution of Science and Technology, China with a Business English degree. Kelle speaks five Chinese dialects including Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as basic Japanese.

Matt Knott >

Staff Accountant

Matt came to the firm in 2017. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Later he earned a Masters of Science in Accounting. Matt enjoys Olympic weightlifting, lacrosse and watching cooking shows with his wife and cat.

Ken Shahbaz

Ken Shahbaz, CPA/PFS, CFP*

CPA Since 1975
NC Certificate #8465

Ken is Managing Partner. He has practiced in Greensboro since 1973 and was licensed as a CPA in 1975. Ken holds an MBA from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Aquinas College. He also is a partner in Shahbaz Wealth Strategies, LLC and holds brokerage and insurance licenses. Ken is active in the Society of Financial Service Professionals and has been a long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America at both the troop and council levels.

Kindrey Ashe

Staff Accountant


Kindrey has earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a double major in Accounting and Finance. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Kindrey can probably give you a workout on the tennis court and for fun, he plays in a local adult kickball league.

Philip Carothers III

CPA since 2008
NC Certificate #33988

Philip is Partner with Shahbaz Carothers, having joined Shahbaz Southern in 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Philip is a native of Hickory, NC.

Kelle Huang

Staff Accountant
CPA Since 2017
NC Certificate #40977

Kelle joined the firm in 2015. She is a graduate of Guilford College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Accounting and the University of North Carolina–Greensboro with Master of Science degree in Accounting, and Guangdong Institution of Science and Technology, China with a Business English degree. Kelle speaks five Chinese dialects including Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as basic Japanese.

Shirley Harbin, CPS

Office Manager

With a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Shirley joined the firm in 1992 after a career that included positions in banking, construction, law and accounting. She keeps the office and client services running.

Matt Knott

Staff Accountant

 

Matt came to the firm in 2017. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Later he earned a Masters of Science in Accounting. Matt enjoys Olympic weightlifting, lacrosse and watching cooking shows with his wife and cat.

Sherri Howard

Admin Support
Receptionist

Sherri joined the firm in 2016. She is a 1993 graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, so of course, her interests include watching any Tarheel sports, along with church activities and spending lots of time with her husband and daughter.

Who we are

Shahbaz, Carothers & Co. is a Greensboro CPA firm focused on long-lasting client relationships. Our goal is to enhance the value of the CPA-client relationship by objectively and systematically offering a comprehensive financial, estate, retirement and tax planning program to help achieve maximum client satisfaction.

Let's Get Connected

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact: Shahbaz, Carothers & Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants

Phone

Phone: (336) 574-1438
Fax: (336) 856-9411

Email

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2102-A North Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27408

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