Aprio Expands in Southeast with Merger of Henderson & Godbee, LLP

December 14, 2021


merger announcement imageCombination strategically grows firm’s affordable housing and manufacturing practices

ATLANTA – December 14, 2021 – Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized business advisory and CPA firm, announced today that the Atlanta-headquartered firm will combine with Henderson & Godbee, LLP (Henderson) of Valdosta, Georgia. Effective January 1, 2022, Henderson’s 35 team members, including four partners will join Aprio, allowing the firm to expand its affordable housing and manufacturing practices. In addition, existing Henderson clients will have access to Aprio’s full breadth of capabilities to help them successfully manage their financial future.

For more than 35 years, Henderson has provided comprehensive accounting and financial services to clients across South Georgia serving a wide range of industries, including affordable housing, manufacturing, professional services, real estate and construction. Aprio’s comprehensive portfolio of services combined with Henderson & Godbee’s capabilities and regional presence will provide clients with the opportunity to take advantage of valuable R&D credits, simplify state tax compliance, protect data and valuable intellectual capital, as well as outsource their accounting needs so they can focus on business growth.

Henderson identified Aprio as the strategic choice to continue to thrive in the many years to come. “Several firms have approached us over the years. Our strategic goals and how we care for our clients align with Aprio’s forward-thinking culture and passion for providing exceptional client service,” said Jim Godbee, Henderson’s Managing Partner. “We knew that joining Aprio would provide us with the strategic thinking and specialty services we wanted to offer our clients and also give our team members new opportunities to succeed and grow.”

“For 70 years, Aprio has been at the forefront of advising businesses on what’s next,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “Serving affordable housing developers and manufacturers and distributors has been core to Aprio’s business growth. We’re excited to welcome Henderson Godbee to the Aprio family, furthering their capabilities to serve these vital markets.”

Since 2013, Aprio has combined with 11 strategically chosen organizations across key markets in the United States as part of its initiative to broaden the reach and range of services provided to clients.

For more information about Aprio, visit www.aprio.com.


About Aprio

Aprio is a premier, full-service business advisory and certified public accounting firm that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourcing, talent solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Aprio has grown to over 800 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. For more, visit https://www.aprio.com/.

About Henderson & Godbee

Henderson & Godbee, LLP is a full-service accounting firm providing complete services in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting. The firm was founded with the objective of performing high quality professional services effectively and efficiently and to offer personal service to clients based on individual needs. The Henderson Godbee team utilizes a broad range of experience and expertise to focus on each client’s unique situation.

Media Contact: Jordan Haywood
Jordan.Haywood@aprio.com or 770-353-3180