December 18, 2012 – CohnReznick LLP, the 11th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the United States, has announced that Melissa W. Boone, CPA, has been promoted to the position of Office Managing Partner for the Firm’s Charlotte, NC office. Josh Northcutt, CPA, who previously led the Charlotte office, is now Office Managing Partner of the Firm’s Atlanta, GA office.
With more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Melissa has provided services for a variety of clients, including in the real estate and nonprofit industries. She provides financial statement audits, tax return preparation, evaluation of internal controls, and compliance with OMB A-133 and also works to keep her clients updated on government required standards, and performs various agreed upon procedures engagements. Melissa’s responsibilities at CohnReznick have also included planning and audit program development of assigned audit engagements. She has worked closely with audit staff providing guidance, feedback, and assistance with all aspects of the engagements performed in Charlotte. In 2011, she was named among the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
A Georgia native, Josh is returning to the Atlanta office where he previously spent time as a partner with the Firm. His more than 16 years of public accounting experience is primarily focused in real estate, yet also includes work in military housing, healthcare, entertainment, and manufacturing. Josh has extensive experience with public and private real estate companies, working with commercial and residential property owners and operators, real estate developers, homebuilders, and land developers. Josh has specific experience with investment fund audits for several real estate and non-real estate clients.
“The decision to appoint Melissa and Josh to these roles reflects their exceptional contributions to the Firm,” explains Timothy Kempner, CPA, Regional Managing Partner – South/Central Region. “I’m confident that Melissa and Josh’s strong leadership will help to keep CohnReznick on the path of continued growth.”
Wesley Hudson, CPA, is moving from his role as Office Managing Partner – Atlanta to a national role in the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice. Wes will undertake additional responsibilities with the Firm’s Go-To-Market Committee as new initiatives are being launched nationally.
With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick LLP is currently the 11th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. The firm was formed out of the combination of J.H. Cohn and Reznick Group in October 2012. CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for Fortune 1000 companies, owner-managed firms, international enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and other key market sectors.
Headquartered in New York, NY, CohnReznick serves its clients with more than 280 partners, 2,000 employees and 25 offices nationwide. The firm is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com.