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Promotions at James Moore

James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce Jennifer Carpenter, Karsten Derendorf, Wayne Durrett, Katharine Lavenhagen, Samantha Lussier, Justyna Mueller, Andrea Newman, Kyle Paxton, Angela Roberts, Alfredo Ruiz, and Beckey Skipper have been promoted.

Carpenter, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Senior Accountant. Carpenter will prepare personal, corporate, and partnership tax returns. Carpenter will also be responsible for directing and reviewing the tax work of Associate Accountants and Staff Accountants. She will also participate in various phases of compilation and review engagements, including budgeting and planning. Carpenter joined the firm in December 2013. She received a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Derendorf has been promoted to Associate Accountant. As an Associate Accountant, Derendorf will assist with business advisory services, the performance of compilations, reviews and audits, and research and preparation of income tax returns. Derendorf joined the firm in August 2013. He received a Master of Accounting from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Mercer University.

Durrett has been promoted to Associate Accountant. As an Associate Accountant, Durrett will perform work in the audit department. He will be responsible for assisting with the completion of compilations, reviews and audits. Durrett joined the firm in June 2014. Durrett received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University. Lavenhagen, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Manager.

Lavenhagen will manage and monitor auditing and accounting projects and client engagements. She will be responsible for all phases of each assignment to include: planning meetings, fieldwork supervision, testing, risk assessment evaluation, and engagement approach development. Lavenhagen joined the firm in September 2009. She graduated with her Master of Accounting from the University of Florida and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

Lussier has been promoted to Associate Accountant. As an Associate Accountant, Lussier will perform work in both the tax and audit departments. She will be responsible for assisting with the completion of compilations, reviews and audits, and the research and preparation of income tax returns. Lussier joined the firm in August 2014. Lussier received a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Mueller, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Manager. As a Manager, Mueller will manage client service teams. Specifically, she will be responsible for planning and completing tax projects while working closely with clients to provide innovative tax planning solutions. Mueller joined the firm in January 2012. She received a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University.

Newman, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Nonprofit Tax Director. Newman has more than ten years of experience providing services to nonprofit organizations, university-related entities, and private businesses. She is an integral member of James Moore’s Nonprofit and Higher Education Services Teams. In reviewing all of the Federal Information Return Form 990s for James Moore, Newman’s strength is in her ability to find solutions to complex tax-related and accounting problems. In addition to her client service, Newman has taught multiple internal and external courses, related to tax implications. Newman joined the firm in January 2003. Newman received a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Paxton has been promoted to Staff Consultant in the Accounting and Controllership Services department. As a Staff Consultant, Paxton will provide a range of services, including generating data reports, creating data directories for file, receiving processed data, and performing data entry for client payables. Paxton joined the firm in November 2013. Paxton is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting at the University of Florida.

Roberts has been promoted to Associate Accountant. As an Associate Accountant, Roberts will perform work in the audit department. She will be responsible for assisting with the performance and supervision of compilations, reviews and audits. Roberts joined the firm in January 2014. Roberts received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University in 2013.

Ruiz, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Senior Accountant. As a Senior Accountant, Ruiz will prepare personal, corporate, and partnership tax returns. Ruiz will also be responsible for directing and reviewing the tax work of Associate Accountants and Staff Accountants. Ruiz joined the firm in 2012. He received a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.

Skipper has been promoted to a Senior Administrative Assistant. As a Senior Administrative Assistant, Beckey will provide administrative support to the office, correspondence, tax returns, financial statements and general office duties. She will compose departmental correspondence and documents as well as coordinate and complete administrative projects requiring superior knowledge of business software used within the firm.Skipper joined the firm in December 2008.

James Moore, founded in 1964, is a regional firm with offices in Daytona Beach, Gainesville and Tallahassee. The firm specializes in providing tax, auditing, accounting and controllership, technology solutions, consulting, and wealth management services.

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