A.L. Wood & Associates was established in 1994 by Ann Wood after working in multiple accounting positions at other businesses. She decided that in order to further her goals, she would need to open her own business. The first few years, Ann worked in the dining room of her home and visited clients to serve their accounting needs. In 1998, her client numbers had improved and Angela Ivey, her daughter, joined A.L. Wood & Associates. In 1999, due to even more growth, a separate building was erected behind her home to house her business. After working in that small building for only two years, an opportunity came for the business to move to its current location in Benson, NC. In 2001, A.L. Wood & Associates opened the office and our client number grew exponentially.

While our company has grown through the years, A.L. Wood & Associates has always maintained the same goal that we started with: Providing accounting services for individuals and small businesses in our community at a fair price and with great support. We enjoy getting to know our clients on a personal level and our office will always have an open door policy.

Please call or drop in and let our qualified staff help you with any of your accounting or tax preparation needs. We hope to see you soon!


Ann Wood, Co-Owner

Ann is the founder of A.L. Wood & Associates. She is an accountant and E.A. (enrolled agent with the IRS). Ann went to school at Wayne Community College and transferred to Mount Olive College, receiving her degree in accounting from there in 1989. Afterwards, she worked in various jobs before starting her business in 1994. She is a member of the National Society of Tax Professionals (2003–Present), National Society of Accountants (2003–Present), NC Society of Accountants (2001–Present) and is a Treasurer for the Benson Kiwanis Club and Benson Foundation for the Arts. She is a Notary Public.


Angela Ivey, Co-Owner

Angela, Ann's daughter, is an accountant and registered E.A. also. She began working part-time at A.L. Wood & Associates in 1998 when first entering college. She decided to pursue a career in accounting and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Mount Olive College in 2002. Angela then became a full time accountant with the company and has been a great asset ever since. Angela has been a member of the NC Society of Accountants and Benson Kiwanis Club. She is a Notary Public.