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William (Hank) Barnett, II CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting
Office:   234 Technical Building
Phone:  585-6975

"Our Paraprofessional Accounting Program is one of a kind.   Students are trained by practicing CPA's in the actual practice of accountancy--how it's done in the real world. Students wanting to pursue a professional degree after graduating will delight in knowing that 70 percent of credits earned will transfer to most senior institutions."

Education/Degrees/Professional Certification

  • Master of Accountancy--University of Tennessee-Knoxville  1981
  • Bachelor of Business Administration--University of Memphis  1979
  • Certified Public Accountant--Tennessee  1982


Before coming to Walters State in 1982, Mr. Barnett was associated with the international accounting firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte Touche). In addition to his duties at Walters State, Mr. Barnett actively practices public accountancy providing financial and tax accounting services and consulting services to a variety of clients.  Mr. Barnett also serves as chief financial officer of a closely held corporation operating restaurants in upper East Tennessee.  Mr. Barnett is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and Tennessee Society of CPA's.

Courses Taught

  • ACCT 2210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 2220 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT 2560, 2561 - Accounting Practice I
  • ACCT 2580, 2581 - Accounting Practice III