Frazier & Deeter, Nationally Recognized Accounting and Advisory Firm, Names Four New Partners

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Firm Adds one Audit and three Tax Partners

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This new generation of partners will play a critical role in enhancing our growth and our focus on client experience.

Frazier & Deeter, a nationally ranked top 60 CPA firm, is pleased to announce that four professionals have been named as partners in the firm.

Clay Huffman, Jason Nelson, Jennifer Ray and Tommy Zavieh were each elected to Partner. Huffman joins the partners in the firm’s Audit Practice while Nelson, Ray and Zavieh are the newest partners in the Tax Practice.

“We are excited to name this group of individuals to our partnership,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “This new generation of partners will play a critical role in enhancing our growth and our focus on client experience.”

Clay Huffman, CPA, is a member of the Audit and Attestation Practice of Frazier & Deeter. He also serves as the Chairman of the Georgia State Board of Accountancy. Clay assists clients with the development of policies and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting, as well as performing and managing financial statement audits, reviews and other attestation engagements. He works mainly with middle-market companies in the private sector, focusing on manufacturing and distribution, construction, aviation, private equity and professional services.

Jason Nelson, CPA, is a member of the Tax Practice of Frazier & Deeter, in charge of coordinating tax and accounting services for the firm’s business and individual tax clientele. His responsibilities include reviewing a variety of tax returns, tax planning and compliance services with an emphasis in the real estate, non-profit and closely-held business areas. He has significant expertise with special tax issues applicable to partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations. In addition to being a member of the firm’s Real Estate Industry Group, Jason specializes in working with tax-exempt organizations, including a variety of 501(c) organizations. Complimenting his client service responsibilities, Jason is responsible for training and developing associates on tax engagements.

Jennifer Ray, CPA, is one of the leaders of Frazier & Deeter’s Tampa office Tax Practice. She provides comprehensive tax planning and compliance to the firm’s business and individual clients. Jennifer specializes in serving clients in the technology, real estate and manufacturing industries. Jennifer’s primary responsibilities include managing complex individual, large corporate and partnership tax engagements, including projections and tax research projects. Jennifer also has experience with ASC 740, FIN 48, multistate and international taxation.

Tommy Zavieh, CPA, MST, MBA, has over 20 years of professional consulting experience, 14 of which have been dedicated to Research & Development Tax Credits. Tommy is based in Atlanta and is the national leader of Frazier & Deeter’s R&D Tax Credit Practice. He has extensive experience in addressing complex business and specialty tax needs for a variety of industries, including automotive, bio-sciences, consumer products, financial services, medical devices, oil/gas, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and technology (software and hardware). Tommy has served startup companies that have gone on to be listed on the NYSE to Fortune companies that are household names, helping them improve cash flow, earnings per share and effective tax rates.

About Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized accounting and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Frazier & Deeter and its FD family of brands have nine offices across the United States and one in the United Kingdom. The firm has been recognized repeatedly as a Best of the Best Accounting firm, a Best Firm to Work For in the U.S. and a Best Firm for Women in Leadership. The firm provides a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory services to help clients reach their unique financial goals. Frazier & Deeter’s brand promise is Investing in Relationships to Make a Difference™.

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