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HPG Lands Former Big Four Executive Director

Services: Tax

Tim Robinson Brings 21 Years of N.C. Firm Management Experience

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 6, 2011) ─ Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today the addition of J. Timmons (Tim) Robinson, CPA to the firm’s leadership team. Serving as a Tax Director, he will focus on providing executive tax services.

“Tim is an accomplished and respected professional in the financial services community, and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” says Tim Gupton, HPG partner and executive committee member. “His insights and breadth of experience will play an integral role in helping improve our clients’ financial success.”

Robinson brings more than 27 years of public accounting experience to HPG. Prior to joining the firm, he served for more than nine years as the practice leader at Ernst & Young LLP for its Carolinas’ Personal Financial Services practice. Throughout his career, he has served on the senior management team of several firms in central and eastern North Carolina.

“HPG has built a culture of understanding its clients first, then offering practical business and accounting advice to meet their needs,” says Robinson. “I am excited to join a group of seasoned professionals who hold the same values as I do.”

In his new role, Robinson will focus his abilities on financial, retirement, wealth transfer, income tax, philanthropic and succession planning. He will also work with small business owners on employee benefits, tax compliance and growth strategies.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):
HPG is one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom linesm by being the right people, right value and right firmsm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Crowe Horwath International alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Additionally, HPG has been certified Green Plus by the Institute for Sustainable Development for integrating environmental sustainability efforts into company culture, and has been named one of the top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the country by Accounting Today. Visit for more information.