Around the Firm: February 2019 Update

Written on February 28, 2019

Warren Averett’s Team is the Talk of the Town

Throughout February, Warren Averett was proud to showcase that several of our team members were highlighted in different publications for their accomplishments and expertise.

Hanny Akl, CPA, CFE, CEPA, CVGA, a Member in the Firm’s Birmingham office, was named among the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2019 Top 40 Under 40. Hanny works with a wide variety of clients and is a leader in the Firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. You can read more about Hanny and the Top 40 Under 40 here.

Clint Freeman, CPA, a Member in the Firm’s Tax Department in the Montgomery office, was recently featured as a guest author in the Montgomery Business Journal’s Content Expert. In the published piece, Clint examined what due diligence means for a company and what to consider if you are planning to sell your business. You can read about Clint’s feature here.

Emily Jones, PMP, CABM, MCITP, the leader of Warren Averett Technology Group located in the Montgomery office, was recently featured in a piece by Channel Futures that discusses how the Technology Group has evolved as a managed service provider. You can read more about Emily and the Warren Averett Technology Group here.

Paul Perry, FHFMA, CISM, CITP, CPA, a Member in the Birmingham office and the practice leader of the Security, Risk and Controls Group, was featured in the Birmingham Business Journal’s Insights into Cyber Security feature as part of the Table of Experts Series. You can read about Paul’s contribution to this feature here.

Panama City Disaster Recovery

After Hurricane Michael hit the Gulf Coast in 2018, many Warren Averett team members from across the Southeast banded together to provide aid to the team at the Firm’s Panama City office location. Through our team’s efforts, Warren Averett was able to provide much needed support and labor for our team members in Panama City. Offices throughout the Southeast hosted blood drives and gathered supplies to send to those who were impacted, but we know that the relief effort is far from over to restore the Panama City community.

In addition to the service efforts, Warren Averett has also been committed to providing sound professional guidance to our clients who were affected by Hurricane Michael. Most recently, on February 6, Warren Averett team members hosted a forum and shared their professional guidance concerning disaster recovery and for navigating Hurricane Michael relief services with Bay County Business leaders. Our Firm is committed to meeting the needs of our Gulf Coast clients throughout the disaster recovery process and into the future. You can also access articles on Warren Averett’s blog that discuss disaster recovery and relevant resources here.

Office Events in Tax Season

As the tax deadline quickly approaches, our team is as busy as ever to serve our clients to the best of our ability. But, even in the hustle and bustle of tax season, we are still looking for opportunities to build relationships with our clients and with our colleagues internally! For instance, our Atlanta office’s team hosted a Super Bowl party as an extension of our recent Firm-wide meeting, and they coordinated a surprise party for one of their teammates who recently completed six months of breast cancer treatments. Many other offices took the time to celebrate birthdays, Valentine’s Day and other events within our offices. We are proud of our team for prioritizing time invested into relationships with our clients and with each other and for acting out one of the Firm’s corporate values—solid relationships!

Keeping Up with Warren Averett

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