October 1, 2018
Moore Colson, the 2017 #1 ranked CPA and advisory firm in the U.S., recently announced its Managing Partner Bert Mills was awarded as a 2018 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Each year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle selects honorees from 21 categories, and in 2018, 42 executives were honored.
Bert Mills joined Moore Colson in 1991 to lead and grow the firm’s Tax Practice. At that time, the firm had a total of 15 employees. Today, the firm’s Tax Practice has 32 professionals and represents one-third of the firm’s revenue. After leading the firm’s Tax Practice, Bert took the reins as the firm’s managing partner at the end of 2013. Over the next 4 years, Moore Colson experienced significant organic growth – revenues and employee headcount each increased by over 50. As a result of the firm’s exceptional operational and financial performance, it was recognized as the #1 Best of the Best Accounting & Advisory Firm in the United States for 2017 by INSIDE Public Accounting.
Mills, CPA, has over 30 years of public accounting experience and in providing succession planning advice as well as practical, tax-efficient structures and strategies to closely-held businesses, business owners and entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and private equity funds and investors. Mills has a Bachelor of Art in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Master of Taxation from Georgia State University.
Mills has been actively involved in the Atlanta community for decades. Under his leadership, Moore Colson became a founding member of the Work Study Program for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a learning community that educates young people of limited economic means, of any faith or creed, to become men and women for, and with, others. A musician and supporter of the arts, Mills is a Board Member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a member of its Finance and Governance Committee. Additionally, he supports Moore Colson’s numerous Atlanta-based community partnerships, including Eagle Ranch, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Cobb Community Foundation, Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb, Must Ministries, Trinity Community Ministries, Feed My Lambs, Circle for Children, and the Center for Family Resources, among many others. In the accounting community, he serves in numerous leadership roles to raise awareness of important industry issues and to advance the accounting profession. Within PrimeGlobal, one of the 5 largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, Bert serves on the North American Board of Directors and the World Board of Directors, and he is the Committee Chair of the North American Governance Committee, in addition to a member of the National Tax Partner Group.
“I am honored to be recognized as a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle,” noted Mills. “I accept this award on behalf of everyone at Moore Colson. This recognition is a symbol of what the firm and our team have been able to accomplish together, moving toward the same goals, and in the same spirit, rallying around our community.”
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