Darrell W. Wates, CPA, CGMA

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  • Office: 256-355-1828 extension 306
  • Mobile: 256-565-2205


Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Professional Designation:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – 1996
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) – 2013
  • Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor


Darrell Wates has over 22 years of experience in public accounting. He provides accounting, audit and tax services to closely held businesses, individuals, non-profit organizations, estates, trusts and governmental entities. He believes that tax planning is essential in order to optimize your tax scenario and minimize your tax burden. A Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Darrell trains and assists his clients in the use of QuickBooks and other accounting software. He plans and performs audit, review, compilation and preparation engagements for small business clients as well as employee benefit plans, not for profit organizations, and governmental entities. He also performs peer reviews for other certified public accounting firms. Darrell resides in Decatur with his wife Carrie. The couple have four children.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of CPAs - Technical Issues Committee, Past Member
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, Peer Review Committee
  • Wheeler Basin Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, Past President


Running, Sports, Travel, Fishing, Hunting

Community Involvement

  • Westmeade Baptist Church, Deacon & Finance Chairman
  • Kiwanis Club of Decatur, Treasurer
  • Sav-A-Life, Tennessee Valley, Treasurer
  • Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, Commodores
  • University of Alabama Alumni Association

Tucker, Scott & Wates, LLC
Physical Address: 230 Moulton Street East · Decatur, AL 35601
Mailing Address: PO Box 1130 · Decatur, AL 35602
p: 256-355-1828
f: 256-355-0489