Tracy L. Sams, CPA, CVA

Title: Partner

Tracy Sams has nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting and is the Director of Audit and Assurance for the Firm. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst and provides business valuation services, as well as strategic, proactive business and tax planning, estate and gift tax planning, merger and acquisition advisory services, and government contractor accounting services for business owners, high level management and high net worth individuals. His industry focus includes real estate, information technology, government contracting, biotechnology, professional services, not for profit agencies, and governmental agencies.

Tracy is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and Financial and Estate Planning Council of Huntsville.

Education:

  • Auburn University, BS, Business Administration; 1980

Certifications & Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Alabama, 1993
  • Certified Valuation Analyst

Work Experience:

  • Public Accounting since 1995
  • Year joined ARSA:
  • Snellgrove & Sams, PC; 2002-2006
  • Crabtree, Snellgrove & Rowe, PC; 1995-2002
  • Madison Investment Co, Inc.; 1981-1995

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Audit of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Audit of Not for Profit Organizations
  • Business Planning & Advisory Services
  • Business Tax Planning & Preparation
  • Business Valuation Services
  • Employee Benefit Plan Taxation
  • Estate & Gift Tax Planning & Preparation
  • Government Contractor Accounting Services
  • Individual Tax Planning & Preparation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Services
  • Not for Profit Taxation
  • Peer Review Services
  • Prepared, Compiled & Reviewed Financial Statements
  • Small Business Services

Professional Organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Huntsville
  • AICPA Not-for-Profit Section Member

Civic Activities:

  • Greengate School, Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Youth Baseball, Softball & Basketball Coach, 20+ years (rec and travel teams)
  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church