T. Van Trefethen, CPA

T. Van Trefethen, CPA

Van Trefethen is a Member within the Firm’s Tax Division and serves as the Birmingham office Tax Service Area Leader. Van has been with the Firm since 2011. He specializes in tax planning and compliance for closely-held and private-equity owned businesses. He also provides financial statement reviews and compilation. Van co-led the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Group for the Firm as well as served on the COVID-19 Task Force. Van resides in Birmingham with his wife and their two children.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accountancy
    Auburn University Auburn, AL
  • Master of Accounting
    University of Alabama at Birmingham  Birmingham, AL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • 2019 Birmingham Business Journal’s Rising Star in Accounting
  • Business Alabama’s 2021 Top 25 CPAs

Community Involvement

  • Church of the Highlands, Member
  • United Ability, Past Junior board Member

Ask Me About

  • Why your company may qualify for a tax credit for research and development
  • How tax planning can help you save money
  • How I gained the nickname “Van Spann”
  • Auburn football
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