Profile

History: The Griffith CPA Firm is family-owned and operated with over 40 years of cumulative experience in accounting and tax preparation. We are members of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating and the Southaven, Olive Branch, TN Society of Enrolled Agents and Byhalia Chambers of Commerce.

Our Mission: We simply believe in treating others as we would like to be treated. We are dedicated to exceeding expectations, being proactive in meeting your needs and committed to examine all possible solutions to fit your individual financial goals.

Certification Profile: In order to offer the highest-quality tax and financial services, team members stay current through continuing professional education, classes and memberships. We welcome all clients from across the U.S. and currently have a client base that spans nationwide. Our CPA team is licensed in TN and MS and is able to offer preparation of returns in all states. Our certifications and memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Association of Accountants, and the National Society of Accountants.

Our Goal: Whether you are local or out of state, your business and return business is important to us. Our record of delivering exemplary service by our friendly, dedicated staff speaks for itself, and we’re serious about doing our part to help you meet your financial goals.


Meet Our Team

Terry L. Griffith, CPA
Senior Partner

As the firm’s lead CPA and Senior Partner, Terry prepares individual and business tax returns, provides individual and business tax planning, and resolves tax problems. He has over 40 years experience in accounting, tax preparation, and financial services. Terry resides in Byhalia, Mississippi with his wife. He has five children and fifteen grandchildren. He is the former President of the Byhalia Chamber of Commerce. He is active in his church and enjoys singing, spending time with his grandchildren and working outdoors in his spare time.


Tawni Griffith Rayman, CPA
Partner

Tawni is the team’s lead for handling new accounts and clients along with individual and business tax preparation. Like her father, Terry, she continues the family tradition of excellent customer service along with keeping current on tax and financial trends to keep clients informed. Tawni has over 20 years of experience in tax preparation, accounting, and auditing. She is heavily involved with volunteering in the community and her church.  She received the Volunteer of Excellence Award in Girl Scouting, a high recognition for troop leaders that make a difference in the community. Tawni was voted Desoto’s Best CPA in 2018.  She enjoys golfing, reading, and making memories with her husband of 22 years and her three children.


Sean Griffith, EA

Sean joined the team in 2012. He has managed businesses all across the country and carried an Enrolled Agent certification, which makes him an expert on personal taxes. Sean also heads up our Tax Problem Resolution department. If you’re struggling with past due balances or multiple years of unfiled taxes, Sean is your answer! He can also represent clients in an audit situation in front of the IRS. In his free time, Sean is a broadcaster for i Racing, and enjoys training for various half-marathons or triathlons in his spare time. His wife of 15 years is a registered nurse and his 9-year-old daughter is Terry’s 11th grandchild. They all enjoy traveling, especially going on cruises whenever they get a chance.


Renee Kill
Office Manager

Renee joined the firm in 2015. Prior to working for Griffith CPA Firm, she was a tax client of the firm, and still is! She has a background in accounting-oriented positions and managed her brother’s small business. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her spouse of 32 years and family.