Harvey E. Hoskins, CPA worked a decade for the IRS, where he advanced to Assistant Audit Division Chief, before he co-founded Hoskins & Company, the oldest minority owned and operated accounting firm in Nashville. Harvey has over 36 years of experience in governmental and public accounting. This experience includes serving as engagement manager for clients such as financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and numerous government entities. He has also completed the Harvard School of Business Executive Leadership Institute.
Harvey’s many years of experience and dedicated service led to him being recognized as Small Business Person of the Year by the Nashville Minority Business Center and the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce. In 2000, he was recognized by the National Association of Black Accountants at their annual convention, when Hoskins & Company was named Firm of the Year. He was also featured on the cover of the October edition of Black Enterprise Magazine that same year. Most recently, Harvey was named one of Middle Tennessee’s Power Leaders in Accounting by the Nashville Business Journal. He was also recently elected President of the National Association of Nonprofit Accountants & Consultants (NPAC). NPAC members serve over 1,500 nonprofit entities across the country, including health & welfare organizations, foundations, public charities, and government funded organizations.
Harvey is active in civic affairs on both the local and national levels. He served on the Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Industrial Development Board for ten years. Harvey has served on the Board of Directors and finance committee of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee and serves his alma mater as advisory board member of both the Tennessee State University Foundation and Tennessee State University College of Business. On the national level, Harvey serves on the Audit Committee of the American Bible Society, a nonprofit organization that administers $.5 billion in assets. In 2011, he was elected to the Board of the International Bible Society, the overseeing body of the Bible Societies located throughout the world.
“There are a number of standards that we live by at Hoskins & Company; however, I would have to say the two most important are integrity and client service. I was raised by my mother and grandmother; strong women who taught me to be honest and fair. Just doing the right thing has always been a part of our family. You shouldn’t have to write rules to tell folks to do the right thing.”