James Moore Welcomes 16 New Hires Firmwide

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James Moore & Company, P.L. (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Michelle Blakemore, Bailie Burkins, Simone Bell, Melissa Bivens, Kimberly Conway, Cassandra Corbin, Jacqualynn Drummond, Justin Farris, Hannah Ginn, Kevin Golden, Michael Holder, Kyle Paxton, Shane Metzler, Dakota Spencer, Cheri Swan and Ian Thompson to the firm.

Blakemore will serve as a Staff Accountant in our Gainesville office, where she will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. She comes to the firm from the University of Florida, where she served as an Internal Auditor. Michelle received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Burkins will serve as an Accounting Clerk in our ACS Department in our Daytona Beach office, where her responsibilities will include data entry, mailings and filing services in the Accounting & Controlling Services (ACS) Department. She is working toward a Bachelor of Business Administration (major in accounting and finance) from Stetson University.

Bell has been hired as a Staff Consultant in our ACS Department in Gainesville, where she will be responsible for advanced bookkeeping and accounting services for the firm’s business and non‐profit clients. She brings to James Moore several years of accounting and accounts payable experience in companies from a wide range of industries.

Bivens will serve as an Accounting Clerk in our Gainesville office, where her responsibilities will include data entry, mailings and filing services in the Accounting & Controlling Services (ACS) Department. Her prior experience includes a strong background in banking and finance. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Conway has been hired as a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in our Daytona Beach office, where she will greet clients and handle essential administrative functions. Kimberly has five years of personnel management and business planning experience with McDonalds and is pursuing her degree at Daytona State College.

Corbin will serve as an Office Assistant in the Gainesville office, where she will perform general office duties as well as maintain the file room and offsite storage. Her previous professional experience includes positions in banking and customer service.

Drummond has been hired as a Staff Accountant in our Daytona Beach office, where she will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. Her prior work experience includes serving as an Administrator at Florida Wealth Consulting. Jacqualynn earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (major in accounting) from Stetson University.

Farris has been hired as a Staff Accountant in our Tallahassee office, where he will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Florida State University.

Ginn has been hired as an Associate Accountant in our Gainesville office. A certified public accountant in the state of Georgia, she will assist with research and preparation of individual and corporate tax returns. Hannah comes to the firm from Porter Keadle Moore, where she served on the tax services staff. She earned a Master of Accounting from Georgia Southern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Georgia.

Golden will serve as a Manager in the Tax Department in the Gainesville office. A certified public accountant in the state of Georgia, he will plan, execute, direct and complete tax projects in a variety of industries. He will also interact closely with clients to provide innovative tax planning, consulting and compliance. Kevin previously worked at Warren Averett and at Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen; at each firm he served in a variety of tax accounting positions from staff to management. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia.

Holder has been hired as a Staff Consultant in the ACS Department in Gainesville, where he will be responsible for advanced bookkeeping and accounting services for the firm’s non‐profit and business clients. He comes to James Moore from the Arc of Alachua County, where he served as an Accounting Manager. He earned a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida.

Paxton will serve as a Staff Accountant in our Gainesville office, where he will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. Kyle previously worked as an intern for James Moore in the ACS, Tax and Auditing departments. He earned a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Metzler has been hired as a Staff Accountant in our Gainesville office, where he will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. Shane previously worked as an intern for James Moore in the same office. He earned a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Spencer will serve as an Associate Accountant in our Gainesville office. A certified public accountant in the state of Missouri, he will be responsible for performing a variety of responsibilities for the Auditing department including planning, fieldwork, data extraction testing, and preparation of final audit reports. He previously served as an Audit Associate at BKD, LLP. He earned a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University.

Swan will serve as a Staff Accountant in our Tallahassee office, where she will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Florida State University.

Thompson has been hired as a Staff Accountant in our Daytona Beach office, where he will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. He earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration (major in accounting) from Stetson University.

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, human resources services, consulting and wealth management services.

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