Moore Colson Promotes Nine Senior Managers to Directors

Moore Colson (FY16 net revenue of $21.7 million) of Marietta, Ga., announced that nine senior managers have been admitted to newly created roles of tax director and business assurance director. The professionals receiving this promotion include Steven Bailey, business assurance director; Adam Bateman, tax director; Kelly Bird-Keith, business assurance director; Billy Boyd, business assurance director; Jim Caylor, business assurance director; Christopher Fagan, business assurance director; Candace Jackson, business assurance director; Marcia Nally, tax director; and Jon Powell, IT/risk advisory & compliance services director.

Bailey joined the firm in 2010 with experience in leading audit and assurance engagements primarily within the manufacturing, distribution, construction, transportation, software, technology and health care industries. He provides financial analysis and fraud consulting services, in addition to internal control consulting services and corporate Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance audits.

Bateman started his career with Moore Colson nearly 12 years ago and has held several roles within the firm, advancing from associate with progressive promotions to the new director role. Bateman’s professional background in public accounting includes serving clients in the construction, real estate, transportation, private equity, manufacturing, retail, and financial services industries.

Bird-Keith joined Moore Colson in 2011 and has held several roles within the firm, advancing from senior associate with progressive promotions to the new director role. Bird-Keith’s professional background in public accounting includes serving clients in the real estate, financial institution, health care and medical technology industries.

Boyd joined the firm in 2005 and has experience in multiple industries including construction, distribution, manufacturing, retail, service and private equity. Along with performing audit and assurance engagements, he also serves several public companies through internal audit outsourcing and with SOX implementation and compliance. Boyd is also involved in the firm’s transaction advisory services, where he performs buy-side due diligence.

Caylor joined the firm in 2017 with extensive accounting, consulting and financial management experience. Caylor’s background includes leading audit and due diligence consulting engagements while serving clients in the commercial real estate, construction, hospitality, professional services and health care industries. He also specializes in audits of employee benefit plans, due diligence for initial public offerings (IPO), GAAP, SEC and International Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Fagan joined Moore Colson in 2013 with experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, health care, retail, food processing, directional drilling, and logistics and transportation. He serves as an advisor to clients in many areas including private equity funds, investors, debt financing diligence and advisory projects focused on inventory valuation and controls, consulting, assurance and transaction services. He also spearheads the business management operations of the firm’s entertainment clients.

Jackson started her career with Moore Colson 11 years ago and has held several roles within the firm, advancing from associate with progressive promotions to the director role. Jackson serves as a practice area leader in the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Practice and serves clients in a variety of industries including transportation, distribution and professional services.

Nally started her career at the firm in 2015 and has extensive experience serving multi-tiered office and residential real estate partnerships. In addition, Nally has served clients in the manufacturing, retail, services and private equity industries. Her primary focus is on tax compliance and planning services for closely-held businesses and their owners in the real estate industry.

Powell started his career with Moore Colson 12 years ago and has held several roles within the firm, advancing from associate with progressive promotions to the director position. Powell’s background includes leading SOX initiatives, internal audit co-sourcing partnerships, SOC audits and other compliance engagements.

In their new roles, the directors will be further focused on the development and mentoring of managers and staff in addition to enabling the firm’s continued growth through its deep industry niches. This newly-created role is not only the next step in the journey to partnership but also a recognition of technical expertise and leadership.

“Moore Colson has followed a different model from the start,” says Moore Colson’s MP Bert Mills. “Our corporate model structure puts the client at the center of everything we do, and our unique career progression is an extension of this strategy. The creation of this new role at the firm provides us with the opportunity to advance Moore Colson’s next generation of leaders while giving our clients access to our entire team of experts.”