Our Firm

We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

 

Our People


Mickey R. Aldridge, CPA

Mickey joined the firm of William H. Polk & Co. in 1975 after completing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Delta State University. On Mr. Polk's partial retirement in 2009, Mickey became managing partner of the firm. He uses a hands-on approach to support his clients in establishing practical and sound tax and financial processes. Mickey's area of concentration in public accounting has been taxation. He focuses the majority of his time on individual and corporate tax preparation, tax planning, estate planning, and client communication. His expertise includes the resolution of tax problems and representing taxpayers before the IRS and state tax authorities. Mickey holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He has previously served as a peer reviewer for the Private Companies Practice Section of the AICPA. He is active in the community, serving as a board officer/member of a community bank and multiple not-for-profit organizations and as deacon and past treasurer in his church. Contact Me

 

Amy D. Byars, CPA

Amy is a partner in the firm and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi in 1985. She has over 29 years of experience in accounting, audit and tax. Her experience includes the preparation of federal and state tax returns for various types of business entities,  individuals and tax-exempt organizations; as well as performing compilations, reviews and audits for companies involved in real estate, agriculture, non-profit organizations, medical practices, manufacturing, construction, retail establishments, and employee benefit plans. Amy holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Her interests include spending time with her family, watching the Ole Miss Rebels play football, and working on home projects. She is an active member of her church in Oxford, Mississippi. Contact Me

 

Jeremy Aldridge, Accountant - Jeremy is the grandson of the firm's founder and the son of Mickey Aldridge. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. After a four month internship in 2007, Jeremy joined the firm full time in January, 2009. His experience includes monthly accounting services and preparation of federal and state tax returns for all types of business entities and individuals.Jeremy's passions away from work are fishing and hunting, including tournament crappie fishing and guiding. Contact Me

 

Katie Grace Carlini, Accountant - Katie Grace joined the firm in July, 2020. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting in 2018 from Delta State University. She alo received her Masters of Bsuiness Administration and Masters of Professional Accountancy in 2019 from Delta State University. Her previous experience includes four years in non-profit bookkeeping. Her experience includes monthly bookkeeping, payroll, and preparation of federal and state tax returns. She is currently studying for her CPA Exam. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going bowling and traveling. Contact me 

 

Berri Gordon, Administrative Assistant - Berri joined the firm in August, 2019 after spending 17 years as a teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in history from the University of Mississippi. Berri has taught at South Panola and North Delta School and has been an adjunct instructor for Delta State University. Berri attends First Baptist Church in Batesville. She enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring museums. Contact me

 

Natalie R. Lawrence, Accountant - Natalie joined the firm in July, 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harding University. Her previous experience includes five years in public accounting and ten years in accounting and finance with an international manufacturing company. Her experience includes monthly bookkeeping, payroll, cash management, and assistance in preparing federal and state tax returns. She is an active member of her church, serving as a Bible Class teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, making crafts and watching her children's sporting events. Contact Me

Brandi Bridges Powers, Accountant -  Brandi joined the firm in June 2021 after 15 years as office manager at an auto dealership. She has experience in accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and tax reports. She as an associate's degree in accounting from Northwest Community College. Brandi attends First Baptist Church in Batesville. She enjoys painting, decorating, and crafts. Contact me

 

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Our History

BATESVILLE - The Batesville office was established by Mr. William H. Polk, CPA in 1959, to offer general accounting services for businesses and individuals. Over the years, the small firm has grown into a full-service accounting firm providing services in the areas of income taxes, auditing, compilation, review, accounting, bookkeeping and computer consulting and support. The firm was built on "old school" principles of honesty, integrity, accountability, and a commitment to excellence. Those principles which were the foundation of the firm still hold true. The commitment to excellence includes staying updated on new laws and tax reform to meet client needs in a rapidly changing business world. 

  

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Our Credentials

The firm holds membership in the Mississippi Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute which monitors our firm's audit and accounting practice and makes periodic peer reviews. We have undergone eight successful peer reviews and are proud of the fact that for at least eighteen years our firm has not received a letter of comment. Several of our staff members have served or are serving on various committees of the Mississippi Society of CPA's.

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Our Areas of Specialization

Our entire operation is rooted in a tradition of meeting the highest standards of accounting practices. From this foundation, we offer the following specialized services: strategic tax services for individuals, businesses, estates and trusts; audit, review, and compilation services for business entities and individuals; business services and computer and software consulting services.

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