Firm Profile

WLC Certified Public Accountants, PC was founded in July 1985 as a successor to the accounting firm of Carr, Mynatt & Henson, P.C.. Located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the firm provides tax, accounting, auditing, bookkeeping and consulting services to businesses, organizations and individuals primarily in the East Tennessee region including Anderson, Roane, Knox, Loudon, Sevier, Campbell, Union, Claiborne and Morgan counties.  

Membership in professional organizations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). The AICPA Private Company Practice Section, AICPA Peer Review Quality Control Program and AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.  



  • Provide quality accounting, auditing, tax, and management advisory services to growth-oriented companies in our geographic area.  
  • Serve clients with outstanding business potential and to help each company reach its maximum potential through sound and efficient accounting, financial, and management advice. 
  • Offer close, personalized service on a timely basis.  
  • Be actively involved in professional, business, community, and civic affairs. The firm will project an image of excellence among its peers and within the community.  
  • Provide an atmosphere which encourages professional development of all staff and promotes a pleasant working relationship among the firm's members. 


Staff Biographies  

Willard L. Carr, CPA

Willard is a 1966 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He originally established a public accounting firm in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in February of 1972. While the Firm does not have strict departmentalization, areas of concentration are covered by each member. Willard has concentrated in the area of accounting and auditing services. Certain industries have unique accounting requirements separate from general business requirements. Among those areas in which he has knowledge and experience are banks and other financial institutions, not-for-profit accounting, governmental and public utility accounting, and government contractors. 

David W. Carr, CPA

David is a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He joined the firm in January of 1993. David received certification and licensing to practice public accounting in Tennessee in May of 1999. David has concentrated his efforts in the areas of taxation, auditing, and systems consulting. Specific areas of knowledge and experience include individual and business tax planning and preparation, public utility and not-for-profit audit engagements, and system hardware and software installations.  

Ellen K. Carr

Ellen is a native of Oak Ridge and has been working with WLC Certified Public Accountants, PC since 1989. She is currently the firm's Office Manager. Although her duties are mostly administrative, she assists in providing monthly bill paying and payroll services to clients in our community, as well as providing bookkeeping, payroll and management accounting services to businesses in our area. Through her many years with the firm, Ellen has gained knowledge of Payroll Tax Compliance, State and Local Business Tax reporting and Individual Income Tax preparation. Ellen is also a Notary Public. If you need an appointment, documents notarized or any of the above listed services, please give Ellen a call at our office.  

Grace Jin-Zhao, CPA

Grace is a 2009 graduate with a Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her concentration was Audit and Controls. She joined the firm in July 2009. Grace received CPA certification and licensing to practice in Tennessee in August of 2010.  She concentrates her efforts in the areas of accounting, taxation, and auditing. Specific areas include individual, business, and not-for-profit tax preparation, business and not-for-profit accounting, compilation, review, and audit engagements.  

Tiffany A. Casey

Tiffany became a member of the firm in October 2005. Her responsibilities with the firm are bookkeeping services including payroll tax compliance, year end accounting and individual income tax preparation. In addition, she provides payroll services to businesses in our area. Tiffany is also a Notary Public and offers this service free of charge. If you have any questions regarding any of these services, please give Tiffany a call.  

Scott E. Washburn

Scott is a two time graduate of The University of Tennessee, having received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Operations Management in 1986 and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 1990.  Scott has over 25 years of experience in computer software and hardware systems, and has experience in the automotive, healthcare, wholesale/distribution, aerospace and nuclear industries.  His quantitative analysis skills and experience are available to help you measure productivity, profitability, pricing strategies, financial reporting, variance analysis, etc.

Britney L. Carr

Britney's smiling face will welcome you when you come by the office, and you will hear her sweet voice when she calls you to come pick up your return.  She performs administrative duties at the office and helps keep it running smoothly.  She is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and attended East Tennessee State University.

WLC CPA pc ● 570 Oak Ridge Turnpike ● P.O. Box 6274 ● Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3855 ● (865) 482-2457


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