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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Banks, Gray & Crumpler, PLLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Banks, Gray & Crumpler, PLLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Banks, Gray & Crumpler, PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Banks, Gray & Crumpler, PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Kenneth E. Banks, CPA
NC License # 12298

Brandon R. Gray, CPA
NC License # 34374

Brandon joined our staff in October of 2008 and became a shareholder of our firm in October of 2011. He is a native of Wayne County, NC. Born and raised in the New Hope/Eastern Wayne Community, Brandon attended Eastern Wayne High School were he graduated in 2002 as a NC Scholar Graduate. He was active in the Future Farmers of America, Students Against Drunk Drivers, and he was active in the implementation of the Wayne County Sheriff Department's COPE Program. Brandon was selected by the Sheriff and was one of the mentors that traveled to schools throughout Wayne County to speak on substance abuse issues. After high school Brandon attended Wayne Community College before transferring to East Carolina University were he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting Degrees. Upon graduation from ECU in December 2008, Brandon went on to successfully complete his requirements for the CPA designation. He is now certified to practice as a CPA in the State of North Carolina. He also holds his federal and state securities license. Brandon is married and is expecting twins in September of 2012. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He is an active member of the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department of Wayne County were he holds the positions of Treasurer and Captain. Brandon also enjoys working with animals, you can find him in the afternoons at the pond training his Chocolate Lab, Scooby.

Natalie B. Crumpler, CPA
NC License # 36572

Natalie, the daughter of Ken Banks, joined our team in January of 2008 and is managing our satellite office in Emerald Isle. She began her accounting career after graduating from Mount Olive College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She worked with our firm for two years before she realized that she wanted to pursue other areas of the accounting field to expand her knowledge. From our office she acquired the position of staff accountant with IMPulse, NC, which specializes in the manufacturing of Overhead Catenary Systems. After gaining two years of cost accounting experience, she found herself as a staff accountant with Strickland Insurance Group. There she learned the fundamentals of insurance accounting and developed her skills as an accounting manager. She worked with Strickland Insurance Group for four years and decided that she wanted to work in public practice again. Natalie is certified to practice as a CPA in the state of North Carolina. She is also Dave Ramsey's Tax Endorsed Local Provider. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband, Leonard, as playing with her two dogs, Bailey and Hunter.

Betsy L Hill
Office Administrator

Betsy has been a member of our team since 1992. She is married and has two children. She is a member of Mt Carmel United Methodist Church.