Tom Porterfield

Porterfield & Company CPA, PLLC

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Porterfield & Company CPA, PLLC


Passionate about Franchises, Accounting and Technology | Entrepreneurial CPA.

I have a passion for working with franchise owners and operators, which is grounded in a life-long appreciation for operational excellence and the processes that achieve it. That’s what franchises are all about: delivering consistently high-quality goods and services to drive sustainable profitability through regional customer loyalty.

An important thing I’ve come to realize is that not all franchise owners love the “numbers” side of the business the same way we do at Porterfield & Company. And that’s why we’re here: To help our many franchise clients focus on what they do best, while we help them manage financial and accounting operations of their business.

Our COMPASSsm Platform was designed exclusively with the franchisee in mind, to align perfectly with the franchise model, and deliver the same operational consistency and excellence that franchises throughout the country aspire to be known for in their geographies and areas of expertise.

By the way, COMPASS stands for: Complete Outsourced Monthly Process and Accounting Service System. It’s a proprietary platform that helps franchises:

  • Make the most of their time while we take care of business processes and accounting.
  • Focus on the business while we put our expertise in technologies, processes, accounting and tax to work for them each day.
  • Be involved only at critical points in the process.
  • Track performance with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) critical to the business’s success.
  • Minimize risks associated with hiring, training, implementing and managing technologies and processes.
The bottom line: franchise clients are empowered to be laser focused on the 3-5 key performance indicators that ultimately drive their business to profitability. Another benefit: they sleep better at night.

When I’m not out meeting with clients, I serve as a speaker and panelist for several franchise trade organizations and am very active with the International Franchise Association and other similar groups.

If you have or are thinking about investing in a franchise model business or pharmacy, I’m happy to help you in any way I can. Just call 870-741-3135 or email me at:

Wishing you operational excellence and business success!