Ben serves as FGP’s Senior Accountant on the internal accounting team. He is responsible for receiving and processing all incoming payables and reconciling various accounts and reports. He processes and invoices for direct hire placements and assists in the FGP month-end and year-end closings. Ben also works closely with leadership to issue monthly financial statements.
Prior to joining FGP, Ben was a credit analyst at a financial firm in Greenville for two and a half years serving on the Credit Underwriting and Portfolio Management team. He also worked at a large accounting firm for four years. Ben is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and earned his Master of Accountancy from Middle Tennessee State University. He obtained his CPA license in 2015.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play?
I am a huge Tennessee Volunteers fan and every Saturday in the fall you will find me watching their games despite all the heartbreaks they put me through! I also love to play golf and being outside in general.
What do you love to do outside of work?
My wife and I love to go hiking or walking along the Swamp Rabbit Trail. We also enjoy the great restaurants in Greenville and Travelers Rest.
What’s the last book you read and what did you think?
John Grisham’s books are my favorite and I recently read Runaway Jury. It was a great book about jury manipulation and taking down a large tobacco company.
What kind of music are you into right now?
Being from Nashville I have always loved country music. My current favorites are Jon Pardi and Morgan Wallen. George Strait will always be my all-time #1 though.
What makes you laugh the most?
My wife and I like anything that comedian Nate Bargatze puts out. His Netflix special and podcasts are hysterical.