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Who We Are

Collectively, Carson & McKinney, CPAs, PLLC has been providing quality, personalized guidance to individuals and businesses since the 1970s.

We are a leading innovative firm in Middle Tennessee striving to provide every client with the close, personalized attention that they deserve. This is why many of our clients have been with us for decades and why so many more come forth each and every year.

Our Commitment

We are committed to helping our clients develop and manage financial viability today, while taking a proactive approach to achieving future goals. This dedication to our clients is the cornerstone to our success. Whether you are a current or prospective client, those who choose to partner with Carson & McKinney, CPAs, PLLC have chosen well a team of professionals who are committed to their financial wellbeing.

Our Team

Chad McKinney, CPA/PFS

Joe Carson, CPA/PFS, CFP

Joyce Peacock (retired), EA, CFP

Donna McKnight, CPA

Tim Logan, CPA

Carol Wright

Debbie Neely


Joe A. Carson opened Joe A. Carson & Associates, CPAs in Nashville, TN in 1978. M. Chad McKinney opened Michael C. McKinney, CPA, PLLC in Franklin, TN in 2010. The two formed Carson & McKinney, CPAs, PLLC in 2012.

Joyce D. Peacock started her accounting career in 1972 and opened Peacock Financial in Nashville, TN in 1986. Carson & McKinney, CPAs, PLLC acquired Peacock Financial in 2015 and consolidated operation in our current Berry Hill location in early 2016.


Today, Carson & McKinney, CPAs, PLLC is serving hundreds of clients, both businesses and individuals, in and throughout Middle Tennessee. Our client demographic is broad, representing a number of industries and stages in life. From young families striving to make prudent decisions to seniors who are distributing their wealth, from medical practices to luxury home builders, from start-ups to very mature, established businesses, we embrace the diversity.

We are a Tax Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) for Dave Ramsey covering South Nashville to Southern Middle Tennessee and including downtown Nashville, Belle Meade, Green Hills, Brentwood, Franklin and Columbia. The backing by Dave’s group has created tremendous recognition for our firm over the past few years. With this, we are delighted and humbled.


We must be intentional about the future if we wish to achieve our goals and, ultimately, dreams. Just like you, we have goals and dreams for our future. That involves, at the core, continuing to create increased value for each client and team member while prudently managing organic and acquired growth.