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ATLANTA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today five professionals from its Greater Atlanta market will be admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2014. The professionals join 122 audit, assurance, tax and consulting partners dedicated to serving the Greater Atlanta region.
Sarah Anderson will be admitted as a partner in the Federal Tax Services practice, where she will work with clients in the industrial products, retail and telecommunications sectors. Anderson has more than 13 years of experience in international assignment services and business compliance services. Her rotation with the National Tax Accounting Methods practice provided her with added technical expertise, which has been an invaluable resource to both her clients and to others in the Atlanta market. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received both a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Georgia.
Jeff Lemmons will be admitted as a partner in the State and Local Tax practice. Lemmons currently leads PwC's Greater Atlanta and East Region Indirect Tax practice. For the past 17 years, he has assisted clients in various multi-state sales and use tax consulting efforts, including refund reviews, audit defense, improvement and automation projects, taxability determinations, private letter rulings, voluntary disclosure programs, tax process and audits. Lemmons has indirect tax experience across a variety of industries including oil and gas exploration and production, software manufacturing and distribution, construction, heavy manufacturing, refining, public utilities and financial services. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a CPA licensed in Georgia and Texas.
Stephanie Morela will be admitted as an assurance partner focused on the technology industry. Morela has more than 14 years of experience serving multinational public and private companies in the technology industry, including extensive SEC and transaction related experience such as public offerings, debt offerings and acquisition related filings. She advises clients in identifying and resolving a wide range of technical issues, including the areas of revenue recognition, mergers and acquisitions, debt modifications and stock-based compensation. Morela is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she received a bachelor's degree in accounting and the University of Texas, where she received a master's degree in professional accounting. She is a CPA licensed in Georgia.
Jason Natt will be admitted as an assurance partner in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services (CMAAS) practice. Natt focuses on assisting clients with technical accounting and SEC reporting matters related to non-recurring transactions. His career experiences include a two-year tour in PwC's National Professional Services Group, where he advised clients on technical accounting and reporting issues. Natt is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he received a bachelor of business administration in accounting and also obtained a master of accounting from the University of Florida. He is a CPA licensed in Georgia and Florida.
Chris Nicholaou will be admitted as a tax partner in PwC's asset management group, where he will focus on real estate. Nicholaou has more than 14 years of experience serving clients in the financial services industry primarily focusing on real estate holding companies, real estate opportunity funds, and public and private Real Estate Investment Trusts. Nicholaou is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting and the University of Arkansas School of Law where he received a juris doctor degree. He is a CPA licensed in Georgia and Florida.
"Our five new partners bring decades of experience providing exemplary service to clients across industries," said Reggie Walker, managing partner for PwC's Greater Atlanta market. "Their addition to our partnership highlights our commitment to growing each of our lines of services, including audit and assurance, tax and consulting. Two of the five new partners are women, continuing our legacy of supporting and developing diversity in the market. I am honored to welcome them into the partnership and congratulate them for their hard work and outstanding leadership."
The new partners in Atlanta are among 180 professionals admitted to the U.S. partnership, representing all PwC service lines. The number includes 69 new partners in audit and assurance, 49 in tax, 61 in advisory and one in internal firm services. The new admissions bring PwC's U.S. partnership to more than 2,850 men and women.
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