We have been providing our professional accounting services for 50 years. We are a leading full-service accounting firm for many businesses through continuous, reliable and timely services offered to a broad range of clientele. Firm clientele consist principally of privately held companies and business owners located in the western half of North Carolina. The services rendered to clients include the issuance of review and compilation reports, preparation engagements, agreed-upon procedures engagements, a complete range of tax preparation, tax compliance and planning services, bookkeeping services, business valuation services, estates and trusts, and management advisory services.
On February 1, 1972, William J. Lawing and Joe C. Rowe formed the partnership of Lawing, Rowe & Company with offices in the Medical Arts Building in downtown Hickory, North Carolina. In November of 1973, the firm relocated to larger downtown offices on First Avenue NE and during July 1983 moved to the present office building at 340 10th Avenue Drive NE.
B. Johns Holland joined the firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1995. Terri L. Troutman joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 2000. On December 31, 2001, William J. Lawing retired from the firm. On October 1, 2004, the firm changed its name to Rowe, Holland & Troutman, PLLC.
The firm currently consists of five people. All of the partners are CPAs and the firm has experienced a remarkably low rate of turnover through the years. This allows clients an ongoing relationship with members of the staff. These factors combine to provide clients with a high level of professional knowledge, experience and service.
The firm is a leading full-service accounting firm for businesses through continuous, reliable and timely services offered to a broad range of clientele. Firm clientele consists principally of privately held companies and business owners located in North and South Carolina. The services rendered to clients include the issuance of review and compilation reports, preparation engagements, agreed-upon procedures engagements, a complete range of tax preparation, tax compliance and planning services, bookkeeping services, business valuation services, estates and trusts, and management advisory services.
Over the years, the firm has attained a respectable position in the local business community. In order to promote firm growth, all members are urged to maintain a close relationship with community affairs, members of the legal profession, the banking and financial community and other members of the accounting profession. Partners have served on various state committees of the North Carolina Association of CPAs and have held office of the local chapter. Non-partner members of the firm have been actively involved in local and professional organizations holding various offices in each. The annual completion of 40 hours of continuing professional education is required for CPA members of the firm. Due to size, each professional is required to stay knowledgeable in all areas of professional standards including reporting standards and generally accepted accounting practices. In addition, each member must remain knowledgeable of the most recent tax law changes and the effect such changes have on his/her clients.
The partners maintain a quality control function and monitoring of engagements is performed by the firm. In addition, the firm is registered in the AICPA's Peer Review Program and the professional quality of its accounting product is reviewed every three years by an independent firm. The firm remains committed to its clients by investing in the future. A complete research library of tax, business valuation and accounting literature is constantly being updated. The firm continually strives to enhance its ability to provide quality accounting services. The technical abilities and excellence demonstrated by all personnel ensure quality service is provided to each and every client.