About Us

About Us


Jay B. Mercer, Small Business Consultant

Jay B. Mercer, E.A. (Enrolled Agent) and Founder of J. Mercer & Associates, works with owners of small businesses and nonprofits in Tennessee that need help with QuickBooks accounting and tax solutions as well as assistance with their financial goals.  His passion is to provide the best software solutions, tools, and apps to improve business efficiency and profitability for his clients.

Jay’s background of 27 years as an IRS agent and 20+ years as a instructor for QuickBooks plus his degree in accounting makes him uniquely qualified to serve the financial needs of small businesses.  He specializes in construction, service-based businesses, and nonprofits in the Nashville area as well as throughout Tennessee. Jay provides consulting for QuickBooks®, bookkeeping, software solutions, payroll, advisory services, and tax return preparation and planning services.

Some of the more recent projects Jay has been working on include assisting a family-owned construction company understand where their cash was going and how to read their financial statements better, re-organizing the Chart of Accounts for an engineer to get better job costing information, and working with small and mid-sized businesses on tax issues as an Enrolled Agent.

Jay has earned several certifications:

  • Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor
  • Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor (Desktop)
  • Certified Business Profit Consultant
  • Enrolled Agent, which is an IRS designation that allows Jay to represent taxpayers in the US on tax issues.

Jay holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. When he is not working, he loves to watch news shows like 60 Minutes on TV and travel and visit family, including his new granddaughter.

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