Sayle, Sandifer & Johnson, LLP is the successor to the firm, Sayle and Macione which was founded June 1, 1969, at 110 Fourth Street, Leland, Mississippi, with two partners – Joe Macione, Jr. and Ben Sayle – one secretary, and a small office. This was the official beginning; however, the tradition goes back even further.
In late 1969, Sayle and Macione acquired the practice of Thomas E. Walsh, CPA, of Greenville, Mississippi. The firm then operated from both Leland and Greenville locations until moving into the offices we now occupy located at 2037 Highway 82 East, Greenville, in January, 1974.
On January 1, 1984, Joe Macione, Jr. withdrew as a partner in the firm and Virgil L. “Brother” Sandifer, Jr. was admitted as a partner. On January 1, 1984 the firm name was changed to Sayle Sandifer & Associates, LLP.
In September 1985, Sayle Sandifer & Associates and Charles R. Marchbanks, PA, merged firms and Charles R. Marchbanks became a principal. Charles had been in public practice since 1952 and was self-employed from 1956 to 1985. Charles withdrew as a principal in the firm in December 1989.
Ben Sayle holds a CPA certificate in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He was in private accounting in the farming and dairy industries prior to entering public accounting in 1961. He has studied through LaSalle Extension University, Delta State University, and the University of Mississippi. He is active in professional associations and has served as president of the Delta Chapter of MSCPA and on the board of governors of MSCPA. He served one term on the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy, 1991-1995.
V.L. “Brother” Sandifer, Jr. holds a CPA certificate in both Mississippi and Texas. Brother is also the active Managing Partner. Brother graduated from the University of Mississippi with both a BBA and a MBA. Brother attended the AICPA National Tax Course at the University of Illinois for five consecutive summers.
Lisa B. Sandifer holds CPA certificates in the state of Mississippi and Arkansas. She received her BS from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, MBA from the University of Mississippi, and PH.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a full time assistant professor of Accountancy at Delta State University and a partner of the firm.
Brandon L. Johnson was admitted as a partner in 2019. He holds a CPA certificate in Mississippi. Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree from Delta State University in 2009 and his Certified Public Accounting certificate in 2017. Brandon is a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Brandon has served as President and Vice President of the Delta Chapter of MSCPA. He is a native of Greenville that now resides in Cleveland with his wife and two children.
On May 31, 2021, Ben Sayle retired from Sayle Sandifer & Associates, LLP.
On June 1, 2022, the firm name was changed to Sayle, Sandifer & Johnson, LLP.
Sayle, Sandifer & Johnson, LLP, offers services to clients in five main areas – Accounting and Auditing, Taxes, Management Advisory Services, Specialized Accounting Services, and Computer Technology.
The Firm is subject to peer review by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
We at Sayle, Sandifer & Johnson, LLP are proud of the reputation we have achieved for high quality work; and we believe it is important for us to provide leadership in urging the entire accounting profession to strive for even higher technical standards and our clients and the public expect nothing less.
Quality is not the product of just one department or a number of control procedures, but rather a basic professional attitude to which we have long been dedicated and which continues to be a permanent part of our firm. We engage another CPA firm to perform a Peer Review of our firm's quality control system every three years. We are pleased to report that on our peer review, we received an unqualified opinion. For more information on the Peer Review Program and to view our most recent reports, please click this link to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Peer Review Public Files.