Accountant Award

Knoxville Accountant Selected for Prestigious "Top 10" Accounting Award

Nov. 2 , 2015 -- The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP) has selected Terry R. Hall, Jr., CPA, of Novinger, Ball & Zivi, PC in Knoxville as one of the 2015 "Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals" in Tennessee.

"We are very pleased to recognize Mr. Hall, whose expertise, leadership and outstanding accomplishments in the field of public accounting have earned him this significant honor," says Paul Witte, Executive Director of NAPAP.

A primary charter of the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals is to recognize and distinguish the Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in each state. The accountants who make the NAPAP "TOP 10" list demonstrate an extensive amount of knowledge, skill, experience and success in the field of accounting. To achieve this award, the accountants must first be nominated by industry peers or satisfied clients. The nominees are reviewed by the NAPAP research committee, which evaluates each nominee's credentials against the award criteria, and compiles a list of finalists from which the NAPAP Board of Governors selects the Top 10. Selection criteria include education, years of experience, areas of expertise, certifications, publications, awards, leadership, and client satisfaction.

Hall is a Partner with Novinger, Ball & Zivi. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Hall was a Partner with Pinkstaff, Simpson, Hall & Headrick, P.C. He has over 23 years of experience as a tax and business advisor for a wide range of clients. His areas of practice have included manufacturing, construction, real estate investment and development, medical services, food services, and franchise operations. He also provides litigation support services including expert witness testimony for various accounting related legal issues.

Hall earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation from the University of Tennessee.

In the community, Hall serves on the Financial Committee at Central Baptist Church of Bearden. He is also the treasurer for The Lighthouse at Austin Homes, Inc. and he serves on the Audit Committee for the Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachia.

Hall is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).

Nominations for the 2016 NAPAP "Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals" and "Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars" awards will be accepted beginning January 1, 2016. For details, visit