About George M. Coode, Jr.
Mr. Coode is a third generation Certified Public Accountant, and has extensive experience working with self-employed individuals to multi-million dollar corporations. His specialties include tax matters, financial report, and business consulting. He also has a network of professionals who work together to provide a wide array of services to his clients.
George is not only a CPA but a Certified Management Accountant as well. He comes from a long line of CPA’s as both his father and his maternal grandfather held CPA certificates in the state of Tennessee. He spent the late 1960′s and the 1970′s trying his hand at a wide variety of jobs before settling down in Knoxville, Tennessee to work in his father’s accounting firm. All this experience in various fields allows him insight into small business that many CPA’s do not have.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Philosophy from Texas Christian University in the early 1970′s, George went on to graduate work in Secondary Education at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He entered Accounting and Business Law at the University of Tennessee in the early 1980′s, complete the required course work, took the Becker CPA Review Course in 1987, and passed the CPA exam, receiving his CPA certificate and license to practice public accounting in September 1987. He has been practicing as a sole proprietor ever since.
“Professor” Coode taught accounting at Roane State Community College, Tennessee Wesleyan College, and numerous continuing education classes in and around Knoxville. Formerly, he was the Lead Instructor in Knoxville for the Becker/Conviser Professional Review, as division of DeVry, Inc., the largest provider of post-secondary education in the world. Becker/Conviser Professional Review teaches accounting graduates to pass the Unified Certified Public Accountant Examination, which is considered by many to be the most difficult of all professional exams.
Mr. Coode has served on various boards of directors for local not-for-profit organizations, such as the Camp Koinonia Foundation, Inc., established in 2001 to promote the Camp Koinonia project of the University of Tennessee, and also served on the board of the Star Riding Academy. He presently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Knoxville Wind Symphony.
Mr. Coode is a member of the ICMA (Institute of Certified Management Accountants), the Fountain City Business & Professionals Association, and the North Knoxville Business & Professionals Association.