Mary Kathryn Allen

Mary Kathryn Allen is a tax manager specialized in tax compliance for public and middle market clients as well as state and local tax compliance. She joined HORNE in 2011, bringing expertise in tax compliance, consulting and income tax accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.
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Recent Posts

November 02, 2016

3 Trends Banks Need to Anticipate Right Now

There’s no shortage of information in the marketplace. Our clients don’t lack insights into their past and current business scenarios. More and more of them are actively pursuing relationships with firms that can help them to be proactive about looking forward. They have recognized that anticipatory insights are absolutely necessary for generating a strong opportunity pipeline as well as to predict (and prevent) problems. HORNE is that partner for many of our clients.

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Topics: Bank Trends, Trends, Anticipatory

August 31, 2016

Do You Know the Risks and Opportunities of Expanding to Another State?

By nature, business owners are goal setters and innovators. They embrace the challenge to turn vision into reality. As your business grows locally, you might begin to think about expanding to another state as the next step. Whether that move is imminent or is part of a long-term goal, preparing for it requires that you think back and reassess the steps you took when you first started your business.

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Topics: Bank Growth, Expansion

July 20, 2016

How an ESOP Improves Employee Retention and the Bottom Line

Regardless of the economic climate, most people consider ways to improve their retirement savings, whether through individual investments or a retirement plan provided by their employer. In a climate challenged by talent shortages and economic uncertainties such as we’ve seen over the past few years, many employers also look for ways to attract, retain, and motivate quality people.

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Topics: Tax Planning, ESOP

June 01, 2016

5 Steps to a Great Customer Experience

Not unlike retailers, banks are challenged to provide a quality, consistent customer experience in their locations and online. Analysts have said that we’re in the Age of the Consumer, and that is apparent – people want to feel like their bank knows them, understands what they want and need, and helps to fulfill those wants and needs from any channel they choose. They want personalization, both with regard to the relationship they have with their bank, and in the product/service mix they are offered.

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Topics: Community Banking, Customer Experience

March 24, 2016

Expanding Your Bank Presence? Do These 5 Things First

If you’re planning to expand your financial institution into another city or state, whether through location based expansion or an M&A approach, proper planning is important. Building a plan before you embark on expansion can help to ensure the success of your growth, secure your compliance, and keep you from costly penalties. 

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Topics: Bank Growth, Expansion