Josh Baker

Larry Rooks CPA/PFS, CFP

Larry Rooks CPA/PFS,CFP®

 Managing Member

For more than 30 years, Larry Rooks has been committed to providing his clients – individuals, small businesses and corporations – with exceptional accounting and wealth management services. A Certified Public Accountant since 1981, Larry began his accounting career at Deloitte & Touche. He later went on to become the income tax manager for Red Food Store, Inc., and became comptroller for Dillard Smith Construction Company in 1985.

In 1988, Larry opened the doors of Rooks & Associates, P.C., in order to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship. During the company’s 11-year history Larry earned the Personal Financial Specialist and Certified Financial Planner™ designations and expanded his services to include comprehensive financial planning and wealth management services. His practice merged with a large Chattanooga-based public accounting firm in 1999 where he led the firm’s registered investment advisor company and wealth management group as a partner for seven years.

In July 2006, Larry again reestablished his own firms, this time entering the Chattanooga market as two practices – Rooks CPA, PLLC and Rooks Wealth Management, PLLC. These businesses began from a desire to improve the lives of others. “For the rest of my career, I want to help others. For me, it’s not about making the most income for the next 20 years, it’s about having a greater purpose each and every day for the rest of my life,” says Larry.

In 2015, Larry sold the Rooks Wealth Management practice to better focus on the needs of his growing CPA clients. In 2019, Larry transitioned to a consulting role with the CPA firm, turning day-to-day operations over to Josh Baker. Larry looks forward to a future of continued success for the Firm.

Today, Rooks CPA, PLLC is located in The Corporate Image at Northgate office center in Hixson, Tennessee. The firm offers business accounting and management consulting services as well as business and personal income tax preparation.

Rooks grew up in the Red Bank/Hixson area, attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and spent four years serving as a U.S. Army Ranger. Larry is married to Mary Ann, his wife of 36 years, and has two grown children, Holly and Bradley.

Education: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, BS Accounting

Military service: United States Army 1975 – 1979 • U.S. Army Airborne Ranger • U.S. Army Finance Officer

Church: Red Bank Baptist Church

Professional affiliations and past service: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Certified Financial Planners™, North River Rotary Club – Member, Christian Financial Professional Network – Charter Member, Hamilton County Juvenile Court – Commissioner, Southeast TN Private Industry Council – Past Chairman, Partners for Economic Progress of Greater Chattanooga – Past Executive Board Member, City of Chattanooga Health Education and Housing Bond Board

Larry Rooks, CPA

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