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Barclay Rushton Earns Certification as Personal Financial Specialist

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Nov. 18, 2015) — The Rushton firm’s founding partner Barclay Rushton has earned his Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credentials from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tax Planning and Personal Financial Planning accountants Near Me CPA - Barclay Rushton PFS IMGWith his PFS certification, Rushton provides estate, tax, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice.

“Having CPA/PFS certification is more than being just a financial planner,” said Rushton, a Certified Public Accountant for 35 years. “It is a combination of extensive tax expertise and comprehensive knowledge of financial planning. It covers all areas that have tax implications in personal financial planning including estate, retirement, investments and insurance. With CPA/PFS certification, I will be able to provide another level of service to our clients.”

Established by the AICPA in 1987, the Personal Financial Specialist credential is granted to CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial planning. CPA/PFS credential holders are consistently ranked among the most qualified financial planners in the marketplace, according to AICPA.

Founded in 1981, the Rushton firm provides businesses throughout North Georgia with a wide variety of accounting services including auditing, tax planning and return preparation, management consulting, payroll services and business valuation. Rushton is one of the area's largest business accounting firms with over 35 staff professionals. In addition to general business operations, Rushton offers financial expertise in a number of specific industry fields such as construction, agribusiness, government, healthcare, not-for-profit organizations, professional services, manufacturing and distribution. For more information, call 770-287-7800 or visit


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