Edna Syra Barnes Director of Medical/Dental Group


Edna Syra Barnes, CPA joined Riney Hancock CPAs PSC in 1983 as a staff accountant and became a shareholder in 1992. She has provided a full range of practice management consulting services to physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers.

She represents Riney Hancock CPAs as the national consulting firm for the healthcare services program of Allinial Global and is a frequent speaker on healthcare topics at the local, regional, and national levels. She is an honors graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Areas of Emphasis

  • Healthcare Practice Operations Review and Consultation – Efficiency, Internal Control, Revenue Optimization, and Cost Containment
  • Human Resources Consulting – Personnel Manuals, Hiring and Evaluations, Compliance with Regulations, Fringe Benefit Consulting, and Development of Compensation Plans and Retirement Plans
  • Contract Review and Negotiation for Employment, Purchases, Sales, Mergers and Affiliations, and Managed Care
  • Tax Planning and Preparation for Individuals, Partnerships, and Corporations

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Allinial Global
  • Allinial Global Healthcare Services Committee Member
  • Medical Group Management Association

Community Activities

  • Owensboro Symphony Orchestra – President and Finance Committee Member
  • Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Foundation – Past President
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Western KY – 2016 Vice-Chair and 2017 Chair