Bachelor of Science in Accounting Articles: page 1

Brad Gould (BSAc ’98, MAcc ’98) July 2020

Gould (BSAc 1998, MAcc 1998), a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for 2020-2022, effective today. Gould previously served as vice chair of the ABA S Corporations Committee.

Warrington alumni in China donate masks to UF and the world

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, medical equipment supplies have dwindled, leaving first responders and health care workers with a shortage of much needed personal protection equipment. Business Gators from around the world have stepped up to the plate to help those in need during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. Two of those alumni, Jane Sun and Hillary Wang, have donated more than 3 million masks to medical and essential workers around the globe. Read more

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy (BSAc ’96, MAcc ’96) | April 2020

Gulacsy (BSAc 1996, MAcc 1996) is the Chief Accounting Officer at SeaWorld Entertainment. She was recently appointed interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, while retaining her role as CAO.  Gulacsy has been with the company for seven years and has previously served as interim CFO and Treasurer. Prior to her appointment as CAO, Gulacsy served as Corporate Vice President, Financial Reporting since 2016 and Director, Financial Reporting from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining SeaWorld, from 2011 to 2013, Gulacsy served as

Mike Silva (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’94, JD ’94) | April 2020

Silva (BSAc 1990, MAcc 1994, JD 1994) is partner at McDermott Will & Emery. The office recently expanded its Miami Tax and Private Client presence with a six-member team including Silva.  Silva advises on international tax law, focusing on US investment structures, cross-border tax issues, tax treaty planning, withholding obligations of US real property investments and US activities of foreign banks. He has significant experience advising on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in respect of third-party reporting obligations by

David Hogan (BSAc ’85) | March 2020

Hogan (BSAc 1985) was named the managing partner of Ronald Blue & Co. CPAs. In this role, he will be responsible for leading firm operations, strategic planning and vision casting. Hogan joined Ronald Blue & Co. in 1995 and previously was the Atlanta office managing director. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Logan Smith (BSAc ’16) | January 2020

Smith (BSAc 2016) has been promoted to Associate Accountant in James Moore’s Gainesville office. He will be responsible for performing a variety of responsibilities for the audit department including planning, fieldwork, data extraction testing and preparation of final audit reports. He has been a member of the firm since 2018.

Bryant Rafferty (BSAc ’11) | January 2020

Rafferty (BSAc 2011) has joined James Moore’s Gainesville office as a Staff Accountant, where he will provide a range of audit and accounting services.

Kris Hutchins (BSAc ’11, MAcc ’13) | January 2020

Hutchins (BSAc 2011, MAcc 2013), a CPA, has been promoted to Director, Client Service in James Moore’s Gainesville office. She will provide expertise and leadership in the tax department for individual and business tax clients. Hutchins has been a member of the firm since August 2013. 

Samantha Carlisle (BSAc, MAcc ’14) | January 2020

Carlisle (BSAc 2014, MAcc 2014), a CPA, has been promoted to Tax Manager in James Moore’s Gainesville office. She will manage and monitor tax projects for individuals and businesses and will be responsible for interacting closely with clients to provide innovative tax planning, consulting and compliance services. Carlisle joined the firm in 2014. 

It all adds up to love

In March of 1998, Adrienne Figur (BSAc, MAcc ’98) was just a few months away from completing her master’s degree in accounting. She had a successful summer internship at Ernst & Young’s tax practice under her belt and an offer for a full-time position in the company’s New York City office. While Adrienne thought she was going to begin her career in the Big Apple, that quickly changed when she met Randy Figur (BA ’92) at a bar mitzvah the