Benjamin C. Hamrick, CPA, ABV, CFF, CM&AA, CVA, CGMA

Chief Executive Officer & Shareholder

NC Certificate #15682

Benjamin (Ben) C. Hamrick is a Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Price Sprinkle PA. He joined the firm in 1983 upon graduating from Appalachian State University, receiving a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems. In 2018, Ben received North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants’ (NCACPA) highest honor, the CPA Pinnacle Award.

He has over thirty years’ experience with JPS, primarily providing business, estate and tax consulting services to entrepreneurial and privately-held small to middle market companies and their owners. Ben started his JPS career as staff accountant and moved to the role of Lead Shareholder for JPS’ Audit & Accounting Practice Group and later heading the Consulting & Valuation Practice Group.

Ben has a sincere interest in understanding the individual needs of each client and situation. His work includes business planning and improvement consulting, succession planning, financing assistance, mergers and acquisitions, company valuation, serving as an expert witness in litigation matters, and business tax planning.

His extensive work includes valuing over 200 businesses or business interests for tax reporting, merger and acquisitions, shareholder disputes or equitable distribution. He has negotiated or served in a consulting capacity on the buy-side or sell-side of more than 100 business transactions and assisted with transitioning ownership of over 200 companies, many to family members.

Ben takes a proactive approach with his strong connection to community and profession, which has led to many volunteer positions and affiliations. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out at the Y, running, hiking, reading and most any outdoor activity.

 

benh@jpspa.com

828.225.3706

Asheville

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CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners, License #15682

CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst)
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

CM&AA (Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor)
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors

CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
Advisory Council
Forensics and Valuation Services Member

NCACPA (North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants)
Board of Directors

Immediate Past Chair
Chair
Treasurer
Board Member
Executive Committee
Investment Committee Chair
Audit Committee Chair
Nominating Committee Chair

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors

Immediate Past Chair
Chair
Treasurer
Board Member
Executive Committee Member
Finance Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
Nominating Committee Chair

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Family Business Forum – Board of Directors
Department of Management & Accountancy – Advisory Board

Appalachian State University
Walker College of Business – Business Advisory Council

Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T)
Advisory Board Chair

OpenDoors of Asheville
 Board of Directors

Asheville Youth Cycling
Board of Directors

Alliance of Merger & Acquisitions Advisors

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Society of Appraisers

Institute of Business Appraisers

National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives

2018 CPA Pinnacle Award
North Carolina  Association of Certified Public Accountants
July 2018

2014 MP Elite
Accounting Today Magazine
October 2014

2012 Volunteer of the Year
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
June 2012

2009 Small Business Leader of the Year
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

2008 Honorary Inductee, Beta Gamma Sigma
University of North Carolina-Asheville, Business Honor Society