W. Burdette Russ, CPA
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Practice areas – Financial reporting; Income tax; Government & non-profit
Burdette was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and is a 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. After graduation, he accepted a position with KPMG in Memphis, Tennessee and worked in the firm’s audit practice for thirteen years. In 1986, he returned to Jackson, Mississippi, joining Tann, Brown & Russ Company as a partner.
As an audit partner with the Firm, Burdette has provided tax and auditing services to a wide-ranging clientele. His clients have included individuals and closely-held companies with interests in a number of different industries, including manufacturing and distribution, construction, real estate development and entertainment; as well as working with numerous nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans. Additionally, he serves as the Firm’s Quality Control Partner and is responsible for the Firm’s Peer Review Program and for implementing the Firm’s Quality Controls.
Burdette has served for a number of years on various nonprofit boards and advisory councils and is a current member of the Rotary Club of Jackson. As an active church member, he has served as both treasurer and as a member of the church’s finance committee. He has also been active in various committees of the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Burdette is licensed to practice in Mississippi and Tennessee and is a member of both State Societies as well as the American Institute of CPAs.