John Bailes, CPA, Shareholder, Tax and Accounting Services

John Bailes, CPA Shareholder, Tax and Accounting Services

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Phone: 865-862-6503
Fax: 865-862-7503




John W. Bailes is a Shareholder in the LBMC Tax practice of the Knoxville office where he works on a wide variety of business and individual engagements.

He is also the leader of Knoxville’s Accounting and Assurance Services practice, which provides a wide range of accounting, data processing, financial statement and payroll services for small to medium-sized companies that desire to out-source some or all of their accounting functions.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


John has diversified experience across a variety of industries. He has significant experience in the areas of physician groups, construction, real estate development and rental property management, and transaction planning.  He provides services in the areas of individual and business income taxation, small business accounting, compilation and review services, and consulting services.

Community Involvement

John is active in and continues to support many professional and civic organizations, including:

  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
    • Member
    • Federal Taxation Committee
    • Board member – Knoxville chapter
    • Past board member – State level
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Rotary Club of Knoxville - member
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Chair of finance committee
    • Member of executive committee
    • Parking lot greeter
  • Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church
    • Chair – Knoxville District Finance Committee
  • Optimist Club of Knoxville
    • Past board member
    • Past trustee of Henry Naff Scholarship Fund
  • Holston Conference Foundation of the United Methodist Church, Inc.
    • Past President and member of executive committee

Outside the Office

John resides in Knoxville with his wife, LeeAnn, and two children. He enjoys attending sporting events at Christian Academy of Knoxville, and his alma mater, The University of Tennessee. He is very active in his church and related activities.


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Business Administration degree, with a focus in Accountancy