Atlanta, Georgia (October, 2015) – Atlanta-based CPA firm, Moore Colson recently announced the hiring of three new professionals: Simone Clarke – Manager, Business Assurance, Chad Smith – Senior Associate, Business Assurance, and Morgan Stinson – Associate, Business Assurance.

Simone Clarke, CPA is a Manager in Moore Colson’s Business Assurance Practice. Simone is responsible for planning and overseeing financial statement audits as well as managing staff. Simone’s business experience includes serving clients in the real estate and service industries.  Simone specializes in the firm’s Real Estate Practice which includes fund level and property level audits of office buildings, multifamily housing, and retail properties.  Simone also has experience in executing Housing and Urban Development (HUD) real estate audits as well as A-133 audits for apartments and condominium communities.

Simone joins Moore Colson after previously working as an Audit Manager with CohnReznick LLP. While working at CohnReznick, Simone served as a team lead for client engagements and reviewed and prepared financial statements, footnote disclosures, work papers, management letters, agreed upon procedures and other attestation engagements procedures. Simone was also heavily involved with firm initiatives and assisted with leading an association dedicated to encouraging growth and expansion of woman in the corporate world. She is a 2007 graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Business Management.

Chad Smith, CPA is a new Senior Associate in the firm’s Business Assurance Practice. In this new role with Moore Colson, Chad is responsible for executing financial statement audits and overseeing staff.  Chad’s business experience includes serving clients in the real estate, energy and financial institution industries.  Chad specializes in the firm’s Real Estate Practice which includes fund level and property level audits of office buildings, multifamily housing, hotels and retail properties. Chad joins Moore Colson after working as an Audit Associate with CohnReznick LLP since October 2013. While working at CohnReznick, Chad was responsible for conducting comprehensive financial audits, federal and state compliance audits, and agreed-upon procedures, performing internal control and substantive testings, and documenting audit procedures and cross referencing work papers. Chad is a 2013 graduate of Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Morgan Stinson is a new Associate in Moore Colson’s Business Assurance Practice. Morgan has experience in many industries, including manufacturing and distribution, service companies, real estate partnerships, and financial services companies.  Morgan offers firm clients experience in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and compliance, SEC financial reporting and 401(k) employee benefit plans.

Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Morgan was an assurance associate with Ernst and Young, LLP. Morgan is a 2013 graduate of Michigan State University, with a BBA in Finance and a 2014 graduate of Georgia State University with an MPA.

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