August 13, 2021
Johnson Price Sprinkle PA announces J. Scott Hughes retirement as of October 15, 2021.
Scott Hughes’s exceptional career not only spanned many clients and sectors; it also created a rewarding, full circle professionally. Immediately upon graduating magna cum laude from Mars Hill College with a B.S. in Accounting, Scott began his accounting career with Crawley, Johnson, Price & Sprinkle PA. In 2004, he and his brother, Harold H. (Bud) Hughes, merged their firm, Hughes, Hughes & Company, P.A. with what became Johnson Price Sprinkle PA. At JPS, we are honored that his meaningful career can come to a close where it first began.
Scott served as the firm’s Vice President of Assurance Services from 2004 – 2017. Throughout his public accounting career, he provided both taxation and assurance services creating a diverse portfolio from non-profits and governmental entities to retailers, manufacturers, and individuals. Scott has created many meaningful relationships and leaves a fulfilling legacy of having positively impacted clients and those within the firm.
Scott has also been deeply dedicated to his community and profession. He has volunteered with many nonprofits and has served on First Step Farm of WNC, Eblen Charities, Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation, and the Council of Business Owners (CIBO) board of directors. He has also been highly involved with the North Carolina Certified Public Accountants Association (NCACPA) serving on its board of directors, teaching numerous courses, and having a notable multi-state impact in peer review services to CPA firms.
Regarding his career, Scott expressed “The most fulfilling part of my career has been the many wonderful relationships developed with both the people I’ve worked with and those I’ve served. It has been an honor to be a part of people’s lives and I’m proud of the work, culture, and relationships created.”
Benjamin C. Hamrick, JPS CEO and shareholder, shares “It is with gratitude that we thank Scott for his devoted and passionate service to our clients, people, community, and profession. And we thank his wife, Linda Hughes, for her years of dedicated service in making positive impacts. While Scott will continue working at JPS part-time until October 15, I’d like to express our best wishes to Scott and Linda for an exciting retirement life. You will both be missed.”