Lou Alice Funk, CPA, MBA

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343 Foutch Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501


Lou Alice is a founding principal of Companion CPA Group.  She has over 35 years of experience in accounting and financial management, working with healthcare, retail, service and non-profit entities. 

Lou Alice works with a variety of clients in various industries, including healthcare, service, retail, real estate, and  non-profits, among others.  She particularly enjoys helping business owners with tax planning and issues related to business setup and management, budgeting and planning, and feasibility analysis related to new and existing lines of business.  Her experience includes tax planning and preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, LLCs, estates, trusts, and other entities. She performs compilation and review of financial statements, and oversees bookkeeping, payroll, sales and business tax reporting functions.   

In addition to public accounting, her experience includes internal audit and senior executive-level corporate financial management as CFO of a regional medical center.  She has extensive experience in the oversight of accounting functions, including general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable/billing, cost accounting, budgeting and cash management.  Her experience also includes investment portfolio management, retirement planning, capital acquisition and debt structuring, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, feasibility analysis, and implementation of new business lines. 

Lou Alice earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Cum Laude) and her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.  

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA)
  • Tennessee Tech University, Accounting Department Advisory Board Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association

    • Former Fellow and Advanced Member, Muncie Gold Merit Award winner
    • Past Middle Region Vice-president of the Tennessee Chapter HFMA
  • Tennessee Hospital Association, Council on Government Affairs
  • Cookeville Business and Professional Women

    • Young Careerist Award
    • Woman of the Year Award

Volunteer and Community Activities

  • Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, Past President, Vice-President
  • Cookeville Senior Citizens Center, Board of Directors