Bill Kelso, CPA, Shareholder, Audit and Advisory

Bill Kelso, CPA Shareholder, Audit and Advisory

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Phone: 865-862-3013




William L. (Bill) Kelso is a Partner in the LBMC Audit and Advisory practice.

He works closely with an array of clients, focusing on manufacturing, not-for-profits and privately owned businesses.

Bill often works with clients in connection with acquisition of businesses, as well as those with reporting requirements to private equity and foreign ownership.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Bill has diversified experience with a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, utilities, and services.  His previous experience includes five years with the assurance practice of  PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Bill has provided a wide range of offerings to his clients, focusing on financial and internal audit services. He has worked with clients on annual and quarterly reporting for private and public companies, compliance with SEC Internal Audit requirements, initial and secondary public stock offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and to address other significant business issues.

Community Involvement

Bill believes in our ability to collectively build stronger communities and actively supports several organizations dedicated to that cause, including:

  • Leadership Blount Class of 2014
  • United Way of Greater Knoxville
    • Treasurer and Chair of the Operations Committee
    • Past Chair of Outcome Based Investment Committee - Health
    • Past Loaned Executive
  • Alzheimer’s Association
    • East Tennessee Chapter’s Leadership Board
  • Trinity Health Ministries, Inc.
    • Founding Member, Board of Directors
    • Past Secretary and Treasurer
  • Introduction Knoxville, Class of 2012
  • 2010 Knoxville’s Top 40 Under 40 as recognized by the Knoxville Business Journal
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Outside the Office

Bill is a native of Blount County and resides in Louisville, TN with his wife Rachel.  He loves playing basketball and softball, spending time on the lake and going to concerts.

Bill is actively involved at Faith Promise Church, where he enjoys serving as a high school student leader and leading a men’s bible study.


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Masters of Accountancy; Bachelors degree with emphasis in accounting and business administration