Atlanta based CPA firm, Moore Colson, continues its highly successful international employee exchange program with United Kingdom accounting and consulting firm HURST. This year, Moore Colson will host HURST Audit Senior, Adam Stirling. Also, as part of the exchange, Moore Colson will send Business Assurance Senior Associate, Brad Parker to HURST during the same time period this fall. Moore Colson and HURST are independent member firms in PrimeGlobal, one of the world’s largest international associations of accounting firms. Moore Colson is a full-service firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. HURST is a leading business advisory and accounting firm located in the North West of England, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Stockport.

Adam Stirling, HURST Audit Senior, will work with Moore Colson’s Business Assurance Practice from September 9 through October 18.  Adam has worked for HURST over the past six years and was qualified as a Chartered Accountant in December 2010. In the United Kingdom, one is required to complete a three year training contract to join the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). Adam also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting (University of Salford, 2008). At HURST, Adam is responsible for external audits, preparation of statutory accounts, preparation of corporation tax computations as part of external audits, charity external audits, and highly regulated “financial conduct authority” audits.

Adam is also involved in leading the fundraising team for HURST’s annual altruistic projects, which for 2013 includes the Bupa Manchester 10km run, a 360km cycle ride around the Netherlands, and a “5 a side” football tournament.

“Moore Colson is quite fortunate to have such a great relationship with HURST. It is by virtue of our independent memberships with PrimeGlobal that we have not only been able to participate in this unique and beneficial exchange of cultures and ideas, but also to share our business knowledge and improve services for our international client base”, said Todd McMullen, Senior Partner, Business Assurance, Moore Colson.

In 2005, the initial stages of the exchange were discussed and preparation of what would turn out to be a brilliantly successful program began. Throughout the years, both Moore Colson and HURST firm leaders and associates have traveled recurrently to each other’s firms, enabling this ongoing program to further develop and flourish – not only for the benefit of the exchange employees and both firms, but mutual clients in both countries as well. By sharing resources and actual hands-on business experiences, we gain a better understanding of our clients’ business objectives, goals and needs, therefore allowing both firms to connect and serve them more accurately and at a much higher level while also broadening international reach.

Moore Colson Business Assurance Senior Associate, Brad Parker has been selected to represent Moore Colson in the exchange program and will also visit HURST this fall. As a Senior Associate in Moore Colson’s Business Assurance Practice, Brad works with financial audits and reviews, in addition to participating in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance projects. Brad Parker, is a graduate of Samford University, and served as an intern with Moore Colson during the summer of 2008.  While attending Samford, Brad was a varsity basketball manager and recipient of the Cook’s Pest Control Scholarship and Rushing Scholarship – Baptist Foundation.

HURST is a leading business advisory and accounting firm in the North West of England, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Stockport.  HURST specializes in providing ‘local’ accounting, tax, corporate finance and outsourcing support for businesses investing into the UK and is a leading member of PrimeGlobal. For more information about HURST, call 44 (0) 161-477-2474 or visit

Named 2013 Best of the Best Top 50 CPA Firm in the America by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), and one of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 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, lender advisory services, IT audit consulting services, 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

Moore Colson and HURST are independent member firms of PrimeGlobal, one of the largest and  the strongest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, comprised of over 350 highly successful independent public accounting firms in 90 countries. Formed from a merger in 2011, PrimeGlobal provides its independent member firms with tools and resources to help them furnish superior accounting, auditing, tax and management services to clients around the globe. Through PrimeGlobal, independent member firms offer the strength and capabilities of a large, worldwide organization with technical depth and geographic reach impossible for a local firm alone. For more information about PrimeGlobal and the services it offers its independent member firms and their clients, visit the PrimeGlobal website at

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