Atlanta, Georgia (August 14, 2012) – Atlanta-based accounting firm, Moore Colson, recently announced the promotions of five firm professionals. Jonathan Levens, CPA – Senior Manager, Tax Services; Katy Ensminger – Manager, Tax Services; Kelly Bird, CPA – Manager, Business Assurance; Sydney Trew – Senior Associate, Tax Services; and Marissa Nash, CPA – Senior Associate, Tax Services. Moore Colson, founded in 1981, is a full-service accounting and consulting firm located in Atlanta, Georgia providing tax, assurance, management consulting, estate and financial planning, IT audit consulting, and corporate accounting services.
Jonathan Levens, CPA – Senior Manager, Tax Services: Formerly a Manager in the firm’s Tax Services Practice, Jonathan served as a Tax Intern with Moore Colson during 2004 and 2005. In 2006 Jonathan joined the firm’s professional staff as a Tax Associate and was later promoted again to a Tax Senior Associate. As a Senior Tax Manager in the firm, Jonathan’s primary focus is on tax compliance and planning services for closely-held businesses and their owners. Jonathan’s responsibilities at Moore Colson include the coordination of tax services for clients, planning and organizing engagements, managing the progress of work, suggesting and implementing tax planning ideas, and supervising staff. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia with a BBA in Accounting, and Georgia State University with a Master of Taxation. A member of Beta Alpha Psi, the National Scholastic and Professional Fraternity for financial information students and professionals, he was also a Peer Tutor for introductory accounting students at the University of Georgia. Jonathan was the recipient of the 2006 PricewaterhouseCoopers Excellence in Corporate income Tax award, an accolade presented annually for the top student in corporate income tax classes at Georgia State University, and Moore Colson’s coveted Peak Award. He is an active member of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and PrimeGlobal.
Katy Ensminger, EA – Manager, Tax Services: Katy joined Moore Colson’s Tax Services practice as a Tax Associate in 2007, and was promoted to Tax Senior Associate in 2009. As a Manager in Moore Colson’s Tax Services Practice, Katy’s primary focus is on tax compliance and planning for closely-held businesses and their owners. Katy’s business background includes serving clients in the staffing, healthcare, construction, professional services, and manufacturing industries. In 2012, Katy received an EA (Enrolled Agent) designation, which like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), provides unlimited practice rights. Enrolled Agents are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and with which IRS offices they can represent clients. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Katy also earned a BS in Accounting and Economics in 2007 from Berry College, and was the recipient of the Dr. Sam Spector Business Scholarship and the O. Wayne Rollins Work Award based on superior work performance. Katy is an active member of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and PrimeGlobal, and a 2011 winner of the firm’s coveted Peak Award.
Kelly Bird, CPA – Manager, Business Assurance: Kelly joined Moore Colson’s Business Assurance practice as a Senior Associate in 2010. Prior to joining Moore Colson, Kelly worked with UHY Advisors, the 16th largest accounting firm in the United States, as a Senior Accountant-Audit. While with UHY, Kelly performed year end audits of 10K’s, quarterly reviews and reviews of other filings for public companies in the healthcare solutions, medical technology, mortgage lending and energy industries. She also performed audits of private companies, retirement plans, SSAE 16’s, R&D arrangements, royalties and licenses and other due diligence and compliance work in a variety of different industries. Kelly also worked with Verizon Wireless as an Accounting Intern while earning a Masters of Accountancy. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia with a Master of Accountancy in Audit and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Kelly is a member of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and PrimeGlobal.
Sydney Trew – Senior Associate, Tax Services: Sydney joined Moore Colson in 2010 as a Tax Associate after serving an internship with the firm in 2009. Sydney is a graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama with a Masters degree in Accounting and a B.S. in Accounting with a concentration in International Business. While attending Samford University, Sydney was a member of the Dean’s List, Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Fraternity, Phi Mu Fraternity, and a recipient of the Phi Mu National Scholarship. Sydney is currently pursuing her CPA license. Sydney is a member of PrimeGlobal, and was a 2012 winner of the firm’s coveted Peak Award.
Marissa Nash, CPA – Senior Associate, Tax Services: Formerly a Tax Associate with the firm, Marissa served as an intern with Moore Colson during the summer of 2008. Marissa is a graduate of Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia with a Masters of Taxation and also a graduate of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia with a BBA in Accounting. While attending the University of Georgia, Marissa was a HOPE Scholarship recipient, member of the Dean’s List, the University’s Honors program, and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Marissa is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and PrimeGlobal.
Named one of the 2011 and 2012 Top Workplaces in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Moore Colson is a full-service accounting and consulting firm located in Atlanta, Georgia, providing tax, assurance, management consulting, estate and financial planning, IT audit consulting, and corporate accounting services. Moore Colson, founded in 1981, serves clients throughout Atlanta and the southeastern United States. For more information about Moore Colson, call 770-989-0028 or visit www.moorecolson.com.