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Professionals on the Move – April 2023

Professionals on the Move is a round-up of recent promotions and hiring announcements in and around the accounting profession.

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Professionals on the Move is a round-up of recent promotions and hiring announcements in and around the accounting profession.

EisnerAmper Names Naomi Barrett as Director of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

EisnerAmper recently named Naomi Barrett as its Director of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (“DE&I”).

Naomi will work closely with leadership and colleagues to enhance and execute the firm-wide DE&I strategy. She will partner with service line and operations leaders to integrate and align the firm’s DE&I commitment to overall business plans and operating principles. Additionally, she will serve as an advisor to the DE&I Council and Employee Resource Group leaders by facilitating their programs and goals, including the ongoing support of the communities in which we serve. 

Naomi brings 15 years of combined human resources and DE&I experience. In her role, she will work to reinforce the firm’s commitment to increasing diverse workforce representation, enhancing engagement and sentiment, and expanding diversity among clients and suppliers. In addition, she will be a strategic thought leader representing EisnerAmper DEI commitments both internally and externally.

Williams Overman Pierce announces the promotion of two team members

Williams Overman Pierce, LLP, a full-service public accounting and business advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of two team members.

The newly promoted professionals are Amanda Luke to Senior Manager (Wilmington Office) and Allie Moore to Senior Accountant (Raleigh Office).

“These individuals have shown excellence in serving our clients and our communities,” said George Lambert, CPA, CCIFP, Managing Principal of Williams Overman Pierce. “We congratulate them on their new roles and look forward to their continued success.”

Flowers Joins CohnReznick as ERP Principal

CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced that Shawn Flowers has joined the firm as a Principal in its Technology+ practice. Flowers has extensive experience developing, deploying, and managing all facets of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems across multiple industries including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, pharmaceuticals, software, and financial services.

Flowers brings multifaceted experience building out implementation teams with expertise in implementing advanced NetSuite modules and defined products and processes to allow for sustained growth. He has led projects and teams including a full implementation overseas, a project that built ETO capabilities over NetSuite manufacturing, and projects implementing NetSuite’s revenue recognition feature to meet ASC 606 requirements. Flowers has also provided custom solution designs and managed builds for transfer sales with mark ups and tax requirements within a configured hub distribution environment.

Private Equity Wire Names CohnReznick Best Audit Firm – Middle Market

CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced that it has been recognized by Private Equity Wire as the Best Audit Firm – Middle Market in the publication’s 2023 US Emerging Manager Awards program. Award winners were announced during a ceremony and networking event held in New York on March 30, 2023.

Private Equity Wire is a leading source of information for GPs, service providers, and LPs. Its US Emerging Manager Awards “recognize excellence among private equity emerging fund managers and service providers.” Within its service provider categories, firms are nominated based on a widespread survey of more than 100 GPs and other key industry participants.

PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory Appoints New Board Members

PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory LLC, the independently owned tax and business advisory practice operating under the PKF O’Connor Davies brand name, today announced the appointment of three new Board Members. Laura K. Barooshian, Karen Taylor-Burke and Brian M. Varley have been selected to serve on the organization’s board, effective January of this year. Board Members of PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory are charged with setting the strategic direction of the organization and supporting the implementation of its highest priorities.

“Laura, Karen and Brian have been committed to PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory’s success, and joining the Board gives them a greater opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the organization moving forward,” said Kevin J. Keane, Executive Chairman at PKF O’Connor Davies. “I’m confident their insights and guidance will add value to the Board.”