PRLog - Feb. 27, 2012 - ATLANTA -- West Palm Beach, Fla. (February 28, 2012) –Harless & Associates CPA Thomas C. Crawford has recently been honored with membership in a select group of CPAs who have been recognized with the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. This prestigious title was created by a joint venture between the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The CGMA designation will take Harless & Associates’ international business accounting offerings to a new level.
“We are delighted that Thomas has earned this important designation from CIMA,” says Harless & Associates General Partner Caroline Harless. “He has always been an asset to our team, and now he’ll be able to offer expanded services to our international clients that will really set our offerings apart from other CPA firms.”
CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, offering the most relevant finance qualifications for business. CGMA is the new global designation for management accountants. In order to earn the CGMA designation, Crawford has had to prove tremendous understanding of finance, budgeting, internal audit, strategic planning, operations, risk management, governance and more. The CGMA complements the CPA designation and signifies dedication and commitment to management accounting.
With the designation, Crawford joins a premier group of management accounting professionals around the world. Thomas C. Crawford, CPA, CGMA, is an Associate with Harless & Associates, CPAs with more than 40 years of public accounting tax experience, in the areas of individual, corporate, partnership, and estate and trust tax law. He began his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse in the tax department in Nashville, Tennessee and has served as a Tax Manager with Rampell & Rampell, P. A. in Palm Beach Florida.
Crawford received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration majoring in accounting from Tennessee Technological University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law. He is a licensed CPA in Florida and is a licensed attorney in Tennessee. He is a member of the Florida Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Accountants. He is a member of the West Palm Beach Kiwanis Club and serves as their treasurer.
CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants with 195,000 members and students in 176 countries. CIMA members work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organizations. CIMA is located at 26 Chapter Street, London, SW1P 4NP, United Kingdom. http://www.cimaglobal.com/
About Harless & Associates, CPAs and Peachtree Capital Corporation
Harless & Associates, CPAs was established in 1987 to provide personalized tax services for corporations, executives, small business owners and other professionals. The business came about as a result of tax law changes in 1986. As the accounting firm grew in clients, the firm founded Peachtree Capital Corporation to incorporate additional client needs in the areas of insurance, financial planning, investment management and securities brokerage. The South Florida offices are located at 222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 1750, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 and can be reached at 561-666-4200. The Atlanta offices of Harless & Associates and Peachtree Capital Corporation are located at 3060 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 1825 & 1830, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 and can be reached at 404-364-2100.
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