J. Scott Hughes, CPA


NC Certificate #13218

Scott is a Shareholder at Johnson Price Sprinkle PA. He originally joined the firm upon graduating magna cum laude from Mars Hill College with a B.S. in Accounting. In 1986 he and his brother, Bud, formed Hughes, Hughes & Company PA, in which Scott provided tax, accounting and audit services. Their firm merged with JPS in 2004, where Scott has provided assurance services.

Scott has over thirty-five years’ experience providing assurance and tax services to a broad range of industries. He provides a skillful approach and is highly respected for his expertise and effective communication with clients. His work includes agreed upon procedure engagements, peer reviews, audits, reviews, compilations and a wide range of targeted attest services.

His diverse portfolio includes assurance services to various governmental entities, manufacturers, retailers, restaurants and non-profits, just to name a few. Scott also provides tax management services to a variety of industries and enjoys understanding his clients’ businesses to help them achieve their financial goals.

Scott is active in the community both professionally and personally. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, singing, writing and spending time with his family at Crescent Beach. Scott and his wife, Linda, have happily worked together at JPS for many years.

CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners, License #13218

NCACPA (North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants)
Board of Directors Member
Peer Review Committee Chair
Education Sub-Committee Member
Governmental Accounting & Audit Committee Member
Senior/Life Advisory Group Member

Buncombe County
Audit Committee Member
Planning Board Chair

CIBO (Council of Independent Business Owners)

Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation
Board of Directors

Board Member

Eblen Charities 
Board of Directors

First Step Farms of Western North Carolina
Board of Directors Chair

First Baptist Church of Asheville
Board of Deacons Chair
Renovation & Expansion Committee Chair
Choir Member

North Buncombe Band Boosters
Past Member

Habitat for Humanity

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

North Carolina Association of Public Accountants