John Grant, CPA | Manager
Roles & Responsibilities: My team is responsible for Audit, Reviews, Compilations, and Tax engagements to clients that provide contracts services to government agencies.
Favorite Food: Spicy foods of many varieties.
Favorite Hobbies: Sports, music, movies, and travel.
Why did you want to become an accountant? At a professor's persistence, I pursued the field and it became my favorite in college. I appreciate the role accountants play in society and finding solutions for clients further enhances my liking for the field.
chelsea Leatherwood, CPA | Manager
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Stephen Thompson, CPA | Senior Manager
Roles & Responsibilities: My team is responsible for writing the firm’s Quality Control Manual and guiding the firm through “peer review” every three years. We also establish the accounting and operational policies summarized in the firm’s accounting manual.
Favorite Food: Italian food, lobster, steak and most definitely pizza are my favorite foods!
Favorite Hobbies: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Reading, Hiking, Bowling, and Spending Time Near The Ocean
Why did you want to become an accountant? I started college in engineering because I was very proficient in math. After the first semester I knew engineering was not for me. I switched to business, and accounting was the logical choice.
Kyung Kim, CPA | Manager
Roles & Responsibilities: My team provides mainly tax services to clients. We work with clients to help them understand their tax situation and assist them in resolving any issues with the IRS and/or state revenue agents.
Favorite Food: Spicy food
Favorite Hobbies: Reading and watching Korean drama
Why did you want to become an accountant? In school, I found English difficult since it was my second language and Math was the only subject, I was able to understand.
Ranjana Ramachandran, CPA | Senior Manager
Roles and Responsibilities: My team specializes in the preparation of business, individual, trusts, and estate income tax returns, as well as planning and financial consulting. We have diverse clients including real estate professionals, retail businesses, professional service firms, and self-employed individuals. We understand our client’s needs and provide the best service to them. In addition, I work with our management team to mentor new employees.
Favorite food: Fish, seafood, and grilled food.
Favorite hobbies: Love to Travel and explore nature, Spend time with the Family, Interior designing, and sports
Why did you want to become an accountant: I love to work with numbers! My childhood dream was to become an accountant.
Philip Stoler, CPA | Manager
Roles & Responsibilities: As a manager, I work with a team of professionals responsible for audits, reviews and compilations of financial statement engagements. The team works on these financial statement engagements in a variety of industries including the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Our team also prepares tax returns for several of these companies in both sectors.
Favorite Food: Pizza, ice cream and breaded chicken tenders (baked)
Favorite Hobbies: Watching Football; Bull Riding and Dance Concerts. Spending time with my
grandchildren and grand dog and watching TV with my fiancé.
Why did you want to become an accountant? I enjoy helping clients grow their business. And in the case of not-for-profits, I enjoy assisting them in fulfilling their mission and objectives.
Neil Markowitz, CPA | Manager
Roles & Responsibilities: I work closely with clients in a variety of industries- Real Estate, Restaurants, Professional Service Groups, and other closely held businesses. Tax compliance and planning are the largest portion of my work, but I also enjoy consulting on the day-to-day financial decisions that challenge all individuals and businesses.
Favorite Food: I like to cook new things with my family. However, it doesn't get much better than a lazy Sunday with pancakes and bacon!
Favorite Hobbies: NBA/MLB social media, cashing in frequent flyer miles, listening to too many podcasts, and downtime with the family.
Why did you want to become an accountant? I love figuring out puzzles and tracking progress! I started scoring baseball games as a kid and the passion for statistics and organization has made me very happy with accounting!