Charleston, SC (October 9, 2020) – Corporate Tax Advisors (CTA), a specialty firm that utilizes federal and state incentives, credits, and deductions to help clients obtain incremental tax savings, announces that Ashley Durand, CPA, has been hired as a tax consultant. Durand will be based in the newly formed Charleston, South Carolina location, and will serve clients throughout the Lowcountry and Southeast.
“We’re thrilled to add Ashley to our growing Charleston team,” says Mike Woeber, CPA, president, and CEO of CTA. “She combines strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the rare ability to express complex technical concepts in easy-to-understand business terms. Ashley’s customer-centric approach allows her to nurture strong relationships and to serve as an ally for clients as we collectively pursue strategies that maximize tax savings and credit opportunities.”
In her role, Durand will help CTA clients obtain tax credits and deductions that typical accounting firms overlook or choose to not implement. These tax savings, which take advantage of research and development tax credits, cost segregation, section 179D energy credits, and tangible property regulations, yield substantial short-term cash flow improvements by reclassifying and categorizing a client’s construction- or acquisition-related costs between real and personal property.
The addition of Durand continues CTA’s multi-phase expansion into South Carolina and beyond. Earlier this year, Stacey Goodmen was selected to lead the firm’s Cost Segregation and Energy Incentives practice and Liz Oates was chosen to spearhead client development nationwide. All three professionals are located in Charleston.
“It’s an exciting time to join the CTA team,” Durand says. “The firm is growing strategically and providing niche services to a historically underserved market. I look forward to helping CTA fulfill its mission of delivering measurable cash value to each and every customer.”
Before joining CTA, Durand spent the past eight years providing tax compliance and planning services to businesses and high net-worth individuals and families. She also served as a data migration specialist, managing and analyzing large databases of financial data and customer information for Saralux LLC, a technology consulting firm that specializes in not-for-profit organizations and associations.
Durand graduated cum laude with a B.S., in accounting from College of Charleston and earned an M.S., in accounting from Suffolk University in Boston, where she was a Sawyer Business School Graduate Fellow. She is a certified public accountant and is Quickbooks ProAdvisor certified.
About Corporate Tax Advisors
Established in 2014, Corporate Tax Advisors is a Huntsville, Alabama-based consulting firm that specializes in providing comprehensive education and value-added tax solutions to certified public accountants (CPAs), chief financial officers (CFOs), and tax and real estate professionals. The company, which has a team of professionals in six locations across the United States, designs custom strategies to help clients of all sizes obtain incremental tax savings, credits and deductions through research and development incentives, cost segregation, section 179D energy credits and tangible property regulations. Visit www.corporatetaxadvisors.com for more information.
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