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CBIZ Expands State and Local Tax Practice with the Addition of Ann Brown

Brown brings 20 years of tax experience in both public accounting and private industry

Boston, MA (August 28, 2019) —CBIZ, part of the nation’s 10th largest accounting and tax provider, has expanded its State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice with the addition of Ann Brown, CPA, MST. Ann has joined the company as a Senior Manager and works out of both the Boston, MA and Providence, RI offices.

Ann joins a growing practice, led locally by Tarra Curran, which specializes in state income/franchise and sales and use tax compliance and planning matters. The group also has experience in a variety of indirect tax matters, including property tax, tax incentives, and escheat matters, among other general services.

“Ann’s specialized expertise adds depth to our dedicated state and local tax practice,” states Tarra Curran, Leader of the SALT Practice in New England. “Her knowledge and deep experience in a variety of state and local tax matters across a broad spectrum of clients will be an asset to our clients and to our company.  We are excited to have her on our team."

Ann has 20 years of experience in the tax industry, specializing in tax refund reviews and consulting projects. She has held leadership roles in large multistate restructuring engagements, comprehensive multistate income tax planning, nexus reviews, and capital loss reviews. Ann delivers state and local tax expertise to New England area clients with a focus in the manufacturing, communications, technology, and life sciences industries. She is well versed in the many aspects of state and local tax, including tax planning and minimization, tax risk management, and tax controversy.

Prior to joining the company, Ann was a Senior Manager in the State and Local Tax division at a global professional services company. Previously, she spent 10 years at a “Big Four” firm. Ann received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College Carroll School of Management, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Northeastern University.

CBIZ, Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better manage their finances, employees and insurance needs. CBIZ provides its clients with financial services, including accounting, tax, financial advisory, government healthcare consulting, risk and advisory, and valuation services. Benefits and insurance services include group health benefits consulting, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan consulting, payroll, and HR consulting. As one of the largest accounting, insurance brokerage and valuation companies in the United States, the Company’s services are provided through more than 100 Company offices in 33 states.

CBIZ works closely with MHM (Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.), an independent CPA firm providing audit, review and attest services. CBIZ and MHM are members of Kreston International, a global network of independent accounting firms.