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Elizabeth (“Beth”) B. Grimes, CPA
Partner

Bates, Carter & Co., LLP

Beth has over 20 years experience with a heavy concentration in government audit and non-profit entities. Beth graduated from North Georgia College and State University in 1993 with a degree in accounting. She has taught courses for the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association and the Georgia Society of CPAs in the area of audit. Beth has taught various courses at the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association’s annual conference. She has provided instruction and training for BatesCarter and its clients on various government and non-profit accounting and reporting topics. Beth is active in her community as well in her professional organizations (see list below). She is also a 2002 graduate of the Georgia Society of CPAs first Leadership Academy. Beth serves on council and various committees of the Georgia Society of CPAs. Additionally, she currently serves as a board member for the Northeast Georgia History Center.

Through a unique combination of right and left-brain abilities, Beth combines exceptional communication skills with her attention to detail. Because of Beth's people skills, it's only natural that her clients find her easy to talk with, friendly and completely engaged with the success of their organization.

  • Training finance staff for audit preparation
  • Assistance with preparation of information for Official Statements
  • Review of operating budgets
  • Revenue and expense projections

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, AICPA's Government Audit Quality Center
Member, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Georgia Society of CPAs Education Foundation
Chair, Georgia Society of CPAs Scholarship and Awards Committee for the Education Foundation
Past President of the Northeast Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs
Vice Chair of the Georgia Society of CPAs Governmental Task Force
Member, Government Finance Officers Association
Member, Georgia Government Finance Officers Association

While away from the office you will find Beth spending time with her husband, Richie, and two daughters, Lindsay and Sarah.