About Putman & Hancock

For years, Putman & Hancock in Fayetteville, TN has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and tax services.

Putman & Hancock is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Putman & Hancock is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Putman & Hancock receive competent and timely advice.


Meet Our Staff

Dan L. Hancock, CPA
Partner

Dan has 38 years of experience in public accounting. He has experience as an auditor for commercial entities including with financial institutions, contractors, manufacturers, and retail companies; and government entities including municipalities, utilities, health care organizations, and special purpose governments. He spent 12 years with a national accounting firm specializing in health care organizations and cost reimbursement. Dan also has vast experience as a tax accountant and general accounting services.

Dan was raised in a military family which moved around a lot. He eventually resettled in his family's hometown of Fayetteville, Tennessee where he raised 3 beautiful daughters. In his spare time, Dan enjoys cattle farming, boating, and spending quality time with his grandchildren.

Education
Bachelors Degree in Accounting – Auburn University

Professional Credentials
Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Memberships
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants – Served on the Governmental Services & Financial Committees



H. Paul Young, CPA
Partner

Paul has over 33 years of accounting experience, including work in public accounting. He has experience as an auditor, tax accountant, and in general accounting services. In addition, he has 14 years of experience in the private industry, working with government contractors in various capacities such as: division controller, financial analyst, and corporate controller.

Paul is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their 2 children and 3 amazing grandchildren. In his free time, Paul can be found outside gardening, fishing, hiking, or playing the piano.

Education
Bachelors Degree in Accounting – University of Alabama at Huntsville

Professional Credentials
Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Memberships
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants – Past president of Elk Valley Chapter



Fayna Sargent
CPA

Fayna has over 30 years of accounting experience. She has experience in banking (senior financial officer), health care, and commercial entities management. Fayna also has 9 years of experience in public accounting as an auditor for commercial entities including financial institutions; and governmental entities including municipalities, utilities, hospitals, and special purpose governments.

As a resident of Fayetteville for over 30 years, Fayna has a great understanding of what our clients are looking for when they walk through our doors. She enjoys being able to help our clients and bring them peace of mind with quality accounting services. When not at the office, she enjoys rooting for her favorite sports teams and spending time reading a good book.

Education
Bachelors Degree in Accounting – Lipscomb University

Professional Credentials
Certified Public Accountant

Professional Memberships
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants – Current president of Elk Valley Chapter





Patti M. Carter
CPA, Macc

Patti has over 8 years of experience in the following areas: auditor for commercial entities including financial institutions, manufacturers, and employee benefit plan; as well as governmental entities including municipalities, utilities, school systems, and public housing authorities. She also has tax accountant experience in individual and corporate income tax, estate and gift tax, and sales tax.

Education
BSBA Accounting – University of Alabama at Huntsville
Master of Accountancy – University of Alabama at Huntsville

Professional Memberships
Treasurer, Elk Valley Chapter of Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants







Steven B. Swindall
CPA

Steven has experience in individual and small business taxes, banking and bank auditing, auditing in commercial entities, manufacturers, and health care; general accounting services, bookkeeping, and corporate accounting at a Fortune 500 company.

Steven enjoys getting to work with our clients on a one-on-one basis, and answering any questions they may have. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two beautiful children, Owen and Olivia. In his free time, Steven enjoys watching his kids play sports, going camping, hiking, running, and spending quality time with his family.

Education
Bachelors in Accounting – University of Alabama at Huntsville
Graduate School of Banking – Louisiana State University
Bachelors in Finance – Auburn University

Professional Memberships
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants