Capital Investment Advisors, a $4+ Billion Atlanta-based Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Acquires Established Atlanta Accounting Firm

ATLANTA – June 27, 2023 – Today, Capital Investment Advisors, LLC (CIA) announces its acquisition of Capital Accounting & Tax, LLC (CAT), a full-service accounting and tax services firm in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm, which opened in 2009, offers a myriad of tax and accounting services that will complement the investment and financial planning services of Capital Investment Advisors. With the acquisition, Barron Barnes, the previous owner and CEO of Capital Accounting & Tax, will join the team at Capital Investment Advisor’s to lead the accounting and tax division.

According to Capital Investment Advisors’ managing partner, Mitch Reiner, this acquisition is an important step in working to provide the best possible experience for the firm’s clients. “For over 25 years of helping families work towards their long-term financial goals and objectives, CIA has long recognized the benefit of working collaboratively with our clients’ accounting and tax professionals,” says Reiner. “Bringing these services in-house will help foster an integrated and cooperative process between advisor and accountant for our families.”

Barnes agrees. “As an accountant, I cannot overemphasize the benefit this could bring to our clients. When financial professionals can strategize on a client’s behalf and share pertinent information in a timely and seamless manner, this helps the client as the beneficiary. I am excited to work with the team at CIA and to serve the needs of our clients.”

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Through its new subsidiary, Capital Accounting & Tax (CAT), Capital Investment Advisors will now offer services in the following areas:

  • Tax Management
  • Entity Selection and Restructuring
  • Bookkeeping/Write-up
  • Payroll Service Recommendations
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Accounting Services
  • QuickBooks Accounting Help and Assistance
  • Employee Benefits, Pension, and Profit-Sharing Plan Recommendations
  • Financial Projections and Forecasts

About Capital Investment Advisors
Capital Investment Advisors is a fee-only financial advisory and asset management firm based in Atlanta. Since 1996, CIA has provided clients with financial strategy and management tailored to the client’s individual circumstances and objectives. The firm currently manages more than $4.35 Billion in assets (as of December 2022). For more information on Capital Investment Advisors, please visit or call 404-531-0018.

About Capital Accounting & Tax

Capital Accounting & Tax furnishes full accounting services to help clients work towards the accomplishment of their goals. Whether an individual or business, CAT provides tax, accounting, bookkeeping, and consulting services. The firm abides by the best business practices to evaluate, implement, and review client needs while striving to provide efficient communication and planning in providing a superior level of accounting confidence. For more information on Capital Accounting & Tax, please visit or call 404-531-0018.