TENNESSEE (October 11, 2011)–Decosimo Certified Public Accountants, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, announces promotions to the manager post for three professionals in three of the firm’s Tennessee offices:
- Elena Harrill, Chattanooga - Elena Harrill, CPA, has been promoted to assurance manager at the Chattanooga office of Decosimo Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Harrill practices in the area of financial statement audits with an emphasis in investment companies. She assists clients with financial reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as implementation of new accounting standards. Ms. Harrill advices her clients on complex accounting transactions and assists them in developing accounting systems designed to meet their reporting objectives. She received her master’s degree in accounting and auditing from Odessa State Agrarian University in the Ukraine and completed additional post-graduate work at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
- Nick Meals, Knoxville - Nick Meals, CPA, has been promoted to manager with the tax practice at the Knoxville office of Decosimo Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Meals has specific experience serving clients in the restaurant, manufacturing and retail industries. In addition, he works with closely held businesses and their owners. Mr. Meals manages tax services to consolidated corporations and demonstrates particular technical expertise with FAS 109 and multi-state tax compliance. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he serves as a member of the Knoxville chapter Young CPA Committee. Mr. Meals is also a member of the Young Professionals of Knoxville and serves on the Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Maryville, Tennessee. Mr. Meals earned a Masters of Accountancy with a tax concentration, as well as a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, from the University of Tennessee.
- Stephanie Chittom, Memphis - Stephanie Chittom, CPA, has been promoted to manager with the assurance practice at the Memphis office of Decosimo Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Chittom has experience in corporate and individual income tax matters, as well as experience as an audit manager for not-for-profit, governmental and for-profit clients. She also manages audits for various types of employee benefit plans. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Society of Women Accountants. She is also a member of the Junior League of Memphis and volunteers with the Lester Elementary School on their Pre-K Outreach Program. Ms. Chittom holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accountancy from the University of North Alabama.