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Perry Barnett, CPA, PFS

Perry Barnett, CPA, PFS

Tax Partner


  • Certified Public Accountant, 1993
  • Personal Financial Specialist

Specializing in:

  • International business
  • Business formation & operational consulting
  • Succession planning
  • Federal & multistate tax for domestic and foreign interest.
  • Specializing in construction, manufacturing and distribution industries.


  • Since 1988

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • U.S. - German Chamber of Commerce>


  • BBA in Accounting, 1988, Georgia Southern College
  • MTX (Master of Taxation), 1995, Georgia State University

More about Perry Barnett

As partner responsible for Business Services at Rushton, Perry works with manufacturing, distribution and construction industries as well as specializing in international business, tax and estate planning, business formation and succession planning.

An avid volunteer, Perry is a member of the Business Advisory Council at the University of North Georgia's Mike Cottrell School of Business where he serves as a sounding board for the school's dean and faculty. Perry also is past chair of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Greater Hall Economic Development Council, Gainesville Hall County Development Authority, and Hall County's Workforce Development Task Force.

Perry looks forward to every Monday, because for him, each week is a new adventure. "I get to work with people locally, nationally and internationally every day, and help them grow their business or plan for their personal future of success. We also are fortunate to work with bright young people as they begin their careers and grow into professionals. At Rushton, we have some of the most talented people in our industry."

A Personal Glimpse

Perry, his wife, Tracy, and their children are passionate about education, travel and America. . They've visited 46 states and 13 or more countries. His family travels all around the US in the summer and he meets them when he can.

Highlights of Perry's life include completing his first marathon with his wife in March, 2018, right after the March 15th tax deadline. He also counts beginning a career in international business, which has expanded the firm's horizons and allowed them to develop professional and personal relationships with people from all parts of the world. "The best part is, I have been able to include my family in this journey as well."

A favorite quote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." – Mark Twain

When they are at home, Perry and his family enjoy hiking, the outdoors and spending time together on Lake Lanier.


Perry serves as a member of University of North Georgia’s Business Advisory Council.

Perry and his family enjoy spending time together on Lake Lanier water skiing and boating when they are not on cross-country trips.

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