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.

Michelle Waldron >

Admin Support
Receptionist

 

Michelle joined the firm in 2018.  She went to Indiana University for her undergraduate degree and the University of West Georgia for graduate school.   Michelle was a teacher for many years before joining Shahbaz Carothers. She enjoys meeting and talking to people.

 

 

 

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.

Chris-Hughes---Shahbaz-Carothers

Chris Hughes

Staff Accountant
CPA Since 2009
NC Certificate #34503

Chris graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a BS in Accounting in 2005 and continued his studies at UNCG and received a MS in Accounting in 2007. He has worked in taxation since 2004 and has been a CPA since 2009.  Chris cites tax planning for individual and small businesses as his favorite niche within the profession. He lives in Burlington, NC with his wife, Alina, and daughter. His oldest child is currently in college. His interests include reading, watching movies and spending time with his family, including his two beloved chihuahuas.

Adriana-Rivera---Shahbaz-Carothers

Adriana Rivera

Staff Accountant

 
 

Adriana joined the firm in December 2019. She has a strong background in bookkeeping and is an alumnus of Fayetteville State University and graduated Cum Laude from GTCC with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting in 2017. Adriana has been a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers since 2018 and Phi Theta Kappa since 2015.

Richard Johnson -- Shahbaz Carothers

Richard Johnson

Staff Accountant
 
 

Richard joined the firm Mid-2020. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2019. He then remained at UNCG and obtained an Master of Science in Accounting the following year.

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.

Michelle Waldron

Admin Support
Receptionist

 

Michelle joined the firm in 2018.  She went to Indiana University for her undergraduate degree and the University of West Georgia for graduate school.   Michelle was a teacher for many years before joining Shahbaz Carothers. She enjoys meeting and talking to people.

Richard Johnson -- Shahbaz Carothers

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.

Chris-Hughes---Shahbaz-Carothers

Chris Hughes

Staff Accountant
CPA Since 2009
NC Certificate #34503

Chris graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a BS in Accounting in 2005 and continued his studies at UNCG and received a MS in Accounting in 2007. He has worked in taxation since 2004 and has been a CPA since 2009.  Chris cites tax planning for individual and small businesses as his favorite niche within the profession. He lives in Burlington, NC with his wife, Alina, and daughter. His oldest child is currently in college. His interests include reading, watching movies and spending time with his family, including his two beloved chihuahuas.

Adriana-Rivera---Shahbaz-Carothers

Adriana Rivera

Staff Accountant
 
 

Adriana joined the firm in December 2019. She has a strong background in bookkeeping and is an alumnus of Fayetteville State University and graduated Cum Laude from GTCC with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting in 2017. Adriana has been a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers since 2018 and Phi Theta Kappa since 2015.

Richard Johnson -- Shahbaz Carothers

Richard Johnson

Staff Accountant
 
 

Richard joined the firm Mid-2020. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2019. He then remained at UNCG and obtained an Master of Science in Accounting the following year.

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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