Promotions at James Moore Effective July

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GAINESVILLE – James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce Jennifer Blackburn, Zach Chalifour, Natalie Claggett, Jeremy Dunn, Kris Hutchins, Jane Lastinger, Kelly Shaer, and William (Webb) Shephard have been promoted.

Blackburn, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Associate Accountant. As an Associate Accountant, Blackburn 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. Blackburn joined the firm in December 2013. She received a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Chalifour, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Senior Manager. As a Senior Manager, Chalifour will plan, execute, direct, and complete audit engagements in a variety of industries. As a result of his extensive governmental auditing and accounting experience, Chalifour is a member of the firm’s Government Segment Team and has been instrumental in working with numerous clients to assist in the early-implementation of new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards. He has also served in a consulting capacity to assist entities and organizations prepare for their external audits and to prepare financial statements. Chalifour joined the firm in January 2008. He received a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Stetson University.

Claggett, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Senior Accountant. As a Senior Accountant, Claggett will request and review information submitted by clients as well as prepare personal, corporate, and partnership tax returns. She will be responsible for directing and reviewing the tax work of Associate Accountants and Staff Accountants. Claggett joined the firm in July 2012. She received a Master of Accountancy with a Taxation Concentration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Dunn has been promoted to Associate Accountant. As an Associate Accountant, Dunn will perform work in both the tax and audit departments. He will be responsible for assisting with the completion of compilations, reviews and audits, and the research and preparation of income tax returns. Dunn joined the firm in January 2013. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from the University of North Florida.

Hutchins, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Associate Accountant. As an Associate Accountant, Hutchins will be responsible for the research and preparation of individual and corporate income tax returns. Hutchins joined the firm in August 2013. Prior to being hired full-time by the firm, Hutchins served as an intern during the 2012 and 2013 tax seasons. She received a Master of Accounting > and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Lastinger, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Senior Accountant. As a Senior > Accountant, Lastinger will perform audit and accounting procedures necessary to complete financial > statement audits. She will participate in various phases of audit, compilation and review engagements, > including budgeting and planning. Lastinger will also be responsible for directing and reviewing the audit > work of Associate Accountants and Staff Accountants. She joined the firm in August 2013. Lastinger > received a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Shaer, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Senior Accountant. As a Senior Accountant, > Shaer will perform audit and accounting procedures necessary to complete financial statement audits. She > will participate in various phases of audit, compilation and review engagements, including budgeting and > planning. Shaer will also be responsible for directing and reviewing the audit work of Associate > Accountants and Staff Accountants. She joined the firm in December 2013. Shaer received a Master of > Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University.

Shephard, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to Senior Accountant. As a Senior > Accountant, Shephard will perform audit and accounting procedures necessary to complete financial > statement audits. He will participate in various phases of audit, compilation and review engagements, > including budgeting and planning. Shephard will also be responsible for directing and reviewing the audit > work of Associate Accountants and Staff Accountants. He joined the firm in November 2011. Shephard > received a Master of Accountancy from Stetson University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business > Management from Daytona State College.

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

LAST UPDATED 7/9/2014