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About Us

About Our Firm

Since 2001, The Burgess Group, PA has been providing quality, personalized tax and accounting guidance to individuals and businesses.  Our expertise ranges from tax preparation and accounting services to business planning and management advisory services.

The Burgess Group, PA is an established firm recognized throughout Mississippi.  By combining our expertise, experience and team mentality, we assure that every client receives the close attention they deserve.  Our dedication of high standards, hiring seasoned tax professionals, and strong work ethic are the reasons our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. We strive to advise and educate our clients with a clear understanding of their tax liability and financial opportunities. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. The Burgess Group, PA is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Mississippi. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose The Burgess Group, PA receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Beth Burgess, CPA, CGMA

License Number MS 2447

Beth serves as the firm president and head of Small Business and Tax Services. She has over 41 years of public accounting experience. Beth is a native of the Jackson area and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for the Mississippi Society of CPAs.

Beth Carraway - Client Services Associate

Beth assists clients with bookkeeping, accounts payable and payroll issues. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and has been with The Burgess Group, PA since 2007.

Becca Craig, CPA - Senior Tax Manager

Licenses Number MS R3580 and TN 16681

Becca assists clients with all types of tax issues including tax returns and tax planning, business consulting including QuickBooks and financial planning. She is a native of the Memphis, Tennessee area and is a graduate of The University of Memphis. She has been with The Burgess Group, PA since 2011 and has over 15 years of public accounting experience.

Sarah Goodman - Tax Accountant

Sarah assists clients with general tax issues including tax return preparation. She is a native of Clinton, Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi College. She has been with The Burgess Group, PA since 2016 and has over 6 years of public accounting experience.

Dana Jones - Client Services Associate

Dana assists clients with bookkeeping, accounts payable and payroll issues. She has been with The Burgess Group, PA since 2007.

Mary Romano - Client Services Associate / Office Manager

Mary assists clients with bookkeeping, accounts payable, and payroll issues. She also assumes the role of office manager. She is a graduate of Harper College in Illinois. She has been with The Burgess Group, PA since 2020.

Karen Ruffin - Senior Tax Accountant

Karen assists clients with all types of tax issues including tax returns and tax planning, business consulting including QuickBooks and financial planning. She is a native of Pearl, Mississippi and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She has been with The Burgess Group, PA since 2012 and has over 20 years of public accounting experience.

Toni C. Thrasher, CPA, EA - Client Services Manager

License Number MS 6045

Toni assists clients with all types of tax issues including tax returns and tax planning, business consulting including QuickBooks and financial planning. She is a native of Rankin County and is a graduate of Mississippi College. She has been with The Burgess Group, PA since 2019 and has over 19 years of public accounting experience.

Jacob Thomas - Tax Accountant

Jacob assists clients with bookkeeping, accounts payable, and payroll issues, as well as general tax issues including tax return preparation. He is a native of Flowood, Mississippi. He recently joined The Burgess Group, PA in April of 2021.