Who We Are


About Bennett Thrasher

For more than four decades, Bennett Thrasher has provided businesses and individuals with strategic business guidance and solutions through professional tax, audit, advisory and business process outsourcing services. Our bold curiosity is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re a client or an associate, we help transform your vision into unprecedented success. Our approach has catapulted us into the ranks of the largest and fastest growing certified public accounting and consulting firms. Bennett Thrasher operates globally from our headquarters in Atlanta and is committed to diversity and the communities we serve.

Laying Down the Roots

The consensus: “Let’s do this for our families.” Julie Bennett and Cathy Thrasher wholeheartedly supported the decision to start a new firm because they wanted a different kind of life – one that would allow them to put down roots in Atlanta and one where their husbands would be home at night to help them put the children to bed.

By putting their families first, Rick and Ken also set the tone for a different kind of firm – one where the people who make up the firm are valued and respected above everything else.

Establishing Our Values

That day at Rick’s kitchen table, the founding partners demonstrated another characteristic that would set our firm apart: shared values. Before they could move forward together as business partners, Rick and Ken needed to be on the same page about the core values for which they were willing to fight: integrity, family and service to clients.

Through that unity of values, Rick and Ken laid the foundation for a firm that attracts dynamic professionals and clients who hold those same values. Thanks to that solid foundation, Bennett Thrasher has grown into one of the largest and most respected firms in Atlanta and in the United States. Clearly, we are Better Together.

Building Trust Through Insight & Involvement

Alignment of values is a powerful thing. When a group of individuals comes together with a shared mission and sense of purpose, there truly is no limit to what those individuals can achieve on behalf of their clients. That’s the power of Better Together.

Bigger Thinking

Our unity of values means that we genuinely like and respect one another, and that camaraderie means that we actively seek opportunities to engage with one another to create value on your behalf.

The impact of our collaborative culture is most apparent during our exclusive Whiteboard Sessions. When a client or prospective client has a pressing issue or opportunity, we assemble our most experienced professionals to brainstorm and dissect the issue from every angle, from financial reporting to tax structuring to wealth management.

The end result? A game plan that takes into account the full scope of financial risks and opportunities and puts you in a position to generate, sustain and maximize value. That’s what we call Better Together.

Core Values

Bennett Thrasher exists to serve our clients by building trust through insight and involvement. This shared purpose springs from our deeply held belief in three core values.

We are who we say we are. We do what we say we will do.
Like you, we set a high bar for ourselves. To us, integrity means jumping as hard as we can to reach that bar each and every day. It means making choices that are in our clients’ best interests and that will not mar our independence and objectivity. It also means not doing something unless we can do it right and with no regrets.
We support our families. We respect each other.
Our firm exists to serve clients and to provide professional fellowship and prosperity for everyone in the firm; without the people who come to our office every day, Bennett Thrasher would not exist. That’s why “family first” is more than a label. We believe that you are more than your job, and we will do everything in our power to help you do right by the people you love.
We serve our clients. We meet their needs.
To serve our clients, we must be clear about what we do well. We deliver the most value when we can operate as true business advisors who are invested in your success. Through this active involvement, we develop deep insight into your business and personal activities. Then we work collaboratively with each other and with you, bringing to bear the full weight of our combined resources to help you build something of value.

Commitment to Client Service

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I will do everything possible to help provide my clients with superior services through innovative thinking and efficient solutions.
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I know that our success depends on how well I consistently serve our clients inside and outside the firm.
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I understand that what I do directly impacts the timeliness, quality and cost effectiveness of the services we provide.
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I will respect and have concern for our clients’ needs.
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Once I make a commitment, I promise to fulfill it on time.
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I will do what I say, when I say I will do it.
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I will make client satisfaction a high priority.
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I promise to strive to do my best and to continually seek performance improvement.

Purpose Statement

Bennett Thrasher exists to serve our clients by building trust through insight and involvement and to provide professional fellowship¹ and prosperity² for everyone in the firm.

¹Fellowship means that we work together with like heart, like mind, like purpose. We understand and respect each other. Our agendas are consistent and meaningful. ²By prosperity, we mean that we want all that is good in the broadest sense of the word for everyone in the firm, our families and our clients. We want to grow by being expert and professional. We want to serve our clients to the best of our ability. We want to be wise and enjoy life. We want to be successful. Prosperity also means that we have the resources we need to accomplish all of this.

Bennett Thrasher's knowledge of the issues, professionalism and dedication to the project make it successful.

Gas & Electric ProviderRisk & Compliance

Bennett Thrasher is truly focused on maintaining relationships and being a true partner. They are extremely pleasant to work with and very responsive. Their can-do attitude and approach is extremely refreshing.

Manufacturing & DistributionCorporate Controller

Andritz US Operations enjoys an open and collaborative dialogue with the Bennett Thrasher team. This communication allows for better coordination of efforts, and proper audit planning & scoping. I find them most responsive, and accommodating with a wide range of professional resources, and global affiliations.

Christopher KeaysVice President, Finance

I truly believe that if we come in every day with the attitude that we can make something positive happen for our clients and for one another, we will.

Rick BennettCo-Founding Partner

We believe values are everything. You can’t have an effective, high-performing firm unless the people agree on the values that they are willing to fight for.

Ken ThrasherCo-Founding Partner

We appreciate the consultative nature of our Bennett Thrasher relationship. Both the tax team and audit team are responsive.

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