Robert V. Whisenant, CPA, CVA
Bob has more than 35 years of experience helping clients with complex tax matters, financial statement reporting, business planning and litigation support work. He has assisted many business owners in transitioning their ownership interests to external purchasers and successive generations for both family and employees. Bob also leads the firm’s assurance practice and oversees all audit engagements, agreed upon procedures and attestation services.
Bob has comprehensive experience in tax matters related to corporations, partnerships, individuals, estates and trusts. He also offers management advisory services and consulting in the areas of business valuation issues in connection with estate and gift taxation and succession planning. The diversity of his client experience positions Bob to handle the development of key tax strategies for improving cash flow, minimizing tax exposure, or transferring assets in estate planning.
Bob’s litigation work includes business valuation, forecast modeling, lost profit analysis and damage calculation. These engagements have been in the areas of divorce, breach of contract, lost earnings and dissenting shareholder actions. Bob’s level of accounting experience and business judgment is often sought in litigation engagements. He has testified as an expert witness in these engagements in both federal and state courts. Few accountants in public practice hold the breadth of exposure to complex issues as Bob.
When not at his desk, Bob enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his family. With Bob’s past and continued involvement with the TSCPA, he and his family have developed many close relationships with colleagues across the state which has led to travel with their respective families. He and his wife Lynn enjoy entertaining at their home and traveling.
I often tell our team that while we know exactly what we’re doing for our clients, they don’t necessarily understand the complexity. Part of the WSW core value of "We Deliver" means that we make sure our clients are well-informed about the services we’re providing and why they are necessary and also that our team follows through on what we’ve committed to do.
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Valuation Analyst
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
Former President & Board Chair (2005-2006)
Chairman of the Federal Tax Conference
Belmont University Board of Trustees
Chair of Audit Committee
Finance & Operations Committee
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Belmont University