Atlanta, Georgia (August, 2017) – Atlanta-based accounting firm, Moore Colson is pleased to announce the promotions of seven firm professionals: Brad Parker (Business Assurance Senior Manager), Christina Quinones (Senior Tax Manager), Joe Wright (Senior Tax Manager), Stephanie George, (Senior Tax Manager), Michelle Brooks (Corporate Accounting Manager), Anthony Mercado (Business Assurance Senior Associate), and Heidi Harris (Corporate Accounting Senior Associate).
Brad Parker, CPA – Business Assurance Senior Manager joined the firm in 2009 and has experience in multiple industries including construction, manufacturing and distribution, retail (primarily with Convenience and Grocery Stores) and advisory projects focused on consulting and transaction services. Along with performing audit and assurance engagements for the noted industries, he also serves several public companies through internal audit outsourcing and with Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and compliance. Brad is a graduate of Samford University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
Christina Quinones, CPA – Senior Tax Manager is responsible for planning and organizing engagements, supervising staff, and monitoring firm performance goals. Her focus is within the Real Estate industry and she interacts primarily with clients who construct, develop, lease, and manage a variety of properties in the United States, and globally. In addition to providing tax compliance services, Christina also assists with tax planning, transaction consulting, and implementation of tax-basis accounting procedures, including compliance with the tangible property regulations. Prior to joining Moore Colson as a Tax Associate in 2009, Christina was an intern with the firm. In 2014, Christina was promoted to Tax Manager. She is an honors graduate of The University of Alabama with a Master of Tax and a B.S. in Business Administration.
Joe Wright, CPA – Senior Tax Manager is responsible for managing individual, corporate, and partnership tax compliance and implementing tax saving strategies within the construction, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and restaurant and hospitality industries. Prior to joining Moore Colson in 2014, Joe worked for Cherry Bekaert LLP as a Tax Manager where he managed a variety of engagements primarily focusing on closely-held businesses and high net-worth individuals. Joe is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.B.A. in accounting and MAcc with tax specialization.
Stephanie George, CPA – Senior Tax Manager focuses on tax compliance and planning for closely-held businesses and their owners. Stephanie’s responsibilities include the coordination of tax services for clients, planning and organizing engagements, suggesting and implementing tax planning ideas, and supervising staff. Stephanie serves clients in the medical, restaurant, professional services and real estate industries. She also has extensive experience in the implementation of successful estate and financial planning strategies for high net-worth individuals, as well as tax and succession planning for closely-held businesses. Prior to joining Moore Colson in 2009, Stephanie worked as an intern with Moore Colson’s Tax Services Practice in 2008. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Masters of Accounting and a B.B.A. in Accounting.
Michelle Brooks, CPA – Corporate Accounting Manager joined Moore Colson as a Senior Associate in the firm’s Corporate Accounting Practice in 2014. In her role with Moore Colson, Michelle is responsible for designing processes and internal controls around month-end close with various software packages. She trains clients’ staff on daily accounting processes to streamline processes through technology. Michelle uses her construction controller experience to assist our construction clients with job schedules and overhead allocations. She also compiles financial statements for our clients in various industries. Previously, Michelle worked as a Senior Property Accountant with Cousins Properties, Inc. where she provided financial statement presentation, month-end close and variance analysis for 2 office building properties, and special projects including audits. Michelle also held a position with Newco Construction of America, Inc., as Controller. Michelle is a graduate of West Virginia University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting.
Anthony Mercado – Business Assurance Senior Associate joined Moore Colson after receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Kennesaw State University in July 2016, while working full-time with the firm. He previously worked as an intern with Moore Colson in 2015. Anthony was a member of the President’s List at Kennesaw State University, a member of Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, and Beta Alpha Psi. He is a Master-at-Arms in the U.S. Navy Reserves and has performed duties as Chief of the Guard/ECP Supervisor during the support of Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom in the United Arab Emirates, 2012 – 2013, where he received the Navy and Marine Achievement Medal.
Heidi Harris – Corporate Accounting Senior Associate joined Moore Colson after receiving a Bachelor of Business Accounting from Kennesaw State University in December 2015. Heidi also worked with Moore Colson as an intern in 2015. While attending Kennesaw State University, Heidi was also on the President’s list, a member of Beta Alpha Psi, and is still a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. As a member of the firm’s Corporate Accounting practice, Heidi provides extensive and valuable accounting experience in the restaurant industry, a perfect fit for Moore Colson’s numerous hospitality clients who require assistance with month-end close activities, account reconciliations, and financial reporting.
Moore Colson was named one of America’s Top 200 Largest CPA Firms in 2016, 2015 and 2014, and Best of the Best Firms in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 by IPA Magazine, and one of Atlanta’s Top Workplaces by the Atlanta Journal Constitution every year since 2011. Founded in 1981, Moore Colson is a full-service accounting and consulting firm located in Atlanta, Georgia providing tax, assurance, management consulting, estate and financial planning, lender advisory services, IT audit and consulting services, corporate accounting services, and serves clients throughout Atlanta and the southeastern United States. Moore Colson is an independent member firm of PrimeGlobal, an international association of independent accounting firms and business advisors. For more information about Moore Colson, call 770-989-0028 or visit www.moorecolson.com.