Harvey E. Hoskins, CPA has over 44 years’ experience delivering advisory, audit and tax services to global commercial entities, local, state, and federal government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Harvey 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, in 1986. His experience includes serving as engagement partner for clients such as financial institutions, colleges and universities, and numerous government entities. He has completed the Harvard School of Business Executive Leadership Institute.
Harvey’s additional experiences include representing clients before the IRS for audits, collections and appeals, and consulting clients in various industries such as banking and higher education. He also oversees all Tax Services and serves as Concurring Partner on Assurance Services Engagements.
Harvey's many years of experience and dedicated service has led to him being recognized by the business community and professional organizations for his commitment to community and the accounting industry. Harvey has been previously named “Small Businessperson of the Year” by both the Nashville Minority Business Center and the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, the Nashville Business Journal recognized Harvey as a Power Leader in Finance. The TriState Minority Supplier Development Council presented Harvey the 2016 Outstanding Business Owner of the Year award, and Hoskins & Company the 2014 Outstanding Minority Supplier of the Year Award at their Annual Impact Awards Galas. When Hoskins & Company was awarded Business of the Year, Harvey was among four outstanding business owners to receive an Award of Excellence. Notably, in 2000, Harvey 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.
Harvey shares his expertise by serving on local, national, and international boards. He served on the Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Industrial Development Board for ten years. Harvey has served on the Board of Directors and the finance committee of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee and serves his alma mater as advisory board member of both the Tennessee State University Foundation and College of Business. On the national level, Harvey served on the Audit Committee of the American Bible Society, a nonprofit organization that administers $.5 billion in assets. He was later elected to the Board of the International Bible Society, the overseeing body of the Bible Societies located throughout the world. Harvey is also a Legacy Member of the Board of Directors of the newly opened National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.
“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.”
Harvey E. Hoskins