"Arthur H. Gifford, Jr. CPA, Managing Principal After over 30 years of public accounting experience, primarily dealing with privately owned businesses and individuals, Art now focuses on the wealth management needs of his clients. Years of experience and network contacts enable Art to offer creative and practical solutions for privately held businesses and individuals. As a consultant for many of the Atlanta's top business executives and professionals, Art is able to provide investment and financial services advice for almost any need. Art's career started on the audit staff of Ernst & Ernst and Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young). In January 1980 he, George Hillegass, and Dick Ingwersen organized Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, P.C., where he continues to practice as a CPA. Art is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Art graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and entered the accounting profession in May 1967. Later he attended graduate school at Georgia State University. In November 1999 Art passed the Series 65 NASD Exam to become a Registered Investment Advisor."