John McElderry, CPA, CGMA

Advisory Consultant & Tax Partner

I am a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant with over 25 years of professional experience, including tax compliance and planning, mergers and acquisitions, disposal and sell side assistance, initial public offerings, financial statement audits, and SEC filings.

As a Partner with Hancock Askew, I advise high net worth individuals, as well as small businesses and their owners on financial and tax matters.

Prior to joining Hancock Askew in 2019, I was the Managing Member of McElderry & Associates, a firm where I performed similar services for clients. Previously, I was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young, where I served in the Transaction Advisory Services practice both in the Atlanta and London offices.  I have planned, supervised and participated in numerous acquisition and disposal transactions involving entities located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Brazil, and China.

I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia. I am an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Personal Certifications & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • B.B.A., Accounting, University of Georgia


Hancock Askew & Co., LLP is excited to announce the merger of its advisory practices, Hancock Askew Advisors and Clarity Capital Advisors, under the unified brand of Hancock Advisors.