History

It's a short distance but a long journey from St. Ann to Breckenridge.

Our heritage runs deep here at  Alexander & Company CPAs PSC.  We are proud of our rich history in accounting in the state of Kentucky. Alexander & Company CPAs PSC was founded by Edward T. (E.T.) Alexander (1886 - 1959) in 1924 and is one of the oldest CPA firms in the state.  E.T. was a Cumberland native and graduated from Bowling Green Business University. He moved to Owensboro at the young age of 29.  The Company was founded as a sole proprietorship and with the addition of Hubert H. Humphrey in 1927, the firm practiced as a partnership under the name of Alexander & Company Auditors and Accountants. Our first office was located at 235 St. Ann Street; the Masonic Building. (See photo above, circa 1918.)

E.T. was one of the first CPAs in the state. By 1925 only 100 Kentucky CPA certificates were issued. (In the early 1920s, certificates were issued to 25 Kentuckians and 51 non-Kentuckians.)

In 1945, E.T. opened a location in Mt. Vernon, Illinois with F.L. May in order to service his oil and gas industry clients in that area.

In 1948, E.T. opened a location in downtown Evansville, Indiana with A.J. Lynn. AJ Lynn, A.B. Indiana University, became dean and teacher of accounting at Bowling Green University on January 2, 1924. In 1924, Bowling Green Business University was the first college in the state to employ a Certified Public Accountant to teach accounting courses. On April 8, 1924, A.J. was granted Indiana Certificate No. 527.

In 1948, Alexander & Company, Owensboro, moved to 507 1/2 Frederica Street, moved again in 1959 to 920 Frederica Street (the Midtown Building) and one final time in 1984 to its current location at 2707 Breckenridge Street (the Alexander Building.) Alexander & Company also had locations in Lexington, Kentucky and Rockport, Indiana.

We are counted among the first members to join and support the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce.

Although many firms change names through forced merger or acquisition, Alexander & Company CPAs PSC has survived and even thrived through both the Great Depression and the Great Recession by providing our clients outstanding service.

We are very proud of our heritage and the reputation that our firm has achieved with financial institutions, other professionals, and Federal, State and local taxing authorities. Since our inception the firm has enjoyed a steady substantial growth which has come primarily by referrals from existing clients.

We are proud to be located in Owensboro, Kentucky to provide small and medium size businesses, nonprofit and governmental organizations with audit and accounting services, systems evaluation and support, and bookkeeping services. Our professional services also include personal and business financial and management consulting, computer consulting, accounting, auditing and tax services. The focus of all our services is to help our clients identify and achieve their goals.

Alexander & Company CPAs PSC's mission is to provide high quality, efficient and responsive professional services to businesses, not-for-profit and governmental organizations and individuals, principally in the Tri-State area (including Owensboro, Evansville, Henderson, Madisonville, Bowling Green, Greenville, Central City and the surrounding area.) With continuous programs for personal and professional development, evaluation, promotion and equitable compensation, we tend to attract, develop and retain people with intelligence, attitudes and skills that enhance our ability to serve our clients.