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  • 6114 Fayetteville Road
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • Main Number: 919-544-0555
  • Toll Free: 866-956-5544
  • Fax: 919-544-0556
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Kenneth Gibbs, CPA, Esq.

Partner
  • 919-544-0555 ext. 106
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Ken is the Firm's tax partner. He received a B.S. degree and a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University and Master of Taxation degree from the University of New Haven. Ken is a Certified Public Accountant and Member of the North Carolina State Bar.

Ken has over twenty years experience in corporate taxation including compliance, planning, audits, with emphasis on inbound transactions for multi-national conglomerates and handling other controversy matters having served as Director of Taxes and a Financial Controller for Glaxo Wellcome, Inc., Tax Accountant with Richardson Vicks, Sales and Use Tax Accountant at Pitney Bowes, Inc., and a Tax Accountant at Uniroyal, Inc.

He was previously a member of the Tax Executives Institute and the Durham Citizens Review Board. Ken currently holds positions as a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accounts, Board of Trustees for North Carolina Central University, Board of Directors of The Carolina Theatre and Raleigh Durham Airport Authority Board, where he is the Chairman.

Bruce Thomas, CPA, Esq.

Partner
  • 919-544-0555 ext. 105
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Bruce is the Firm's audit partner. He received a B.S. degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University. He also holds certifications as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and FLMI.

Bruce has extensive governmental accounting and auditing experience having served as Deputy State Auditor and Director of Audits with the North Caroilina Office of the State Auditor; Director of Internal Audit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vice-Chancellor of Financial Affairs at North Carolina Central University. While working in the Office of the State Auditor, Bruce directed all financial, performance and EDP audits and managed the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Division. Most recenty, Bruce served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at a local high tech company. Bruce also served as Senior Manager & Director of Computer Audits for Ernst & Young LLP.

Bruce is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Bar Association, National Association of Certified Fraud Examinors, EDP  Auditors Association, The American College and The Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Shawana Karkouki, CPA, MSA

Partner
  • (919) 544-0555 ext. 103
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Shawana is a Certified Public Accountant with several years of diversified accounting, tax and auditing experience in the not-for-profit, governmental and private sectors. Shawana received her B.A. degree in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University (Summa Cum Laude) and her Master's Degree in accounting from the University of Virginia (Magna Cum Laude). She previously served as a senior accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, in Raleigh, NC.

Diane Haley, CPA

Senior Manager
  • 919-544-0555 ext. 110
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Diane is a Certified Public Accountant with several years of public accounting experience in accounting, tax and auditing in the not-for-profit, governmental and private sectors. Diane received a B.S. degree in accounting from Black Hills University, Spearfish, South Dakota (Summa Cum Laude). Diane is a former audit supervisor with Moore Stephens Frost in Raleigh and tax accountant with Williams Overman Pierce LLP, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Preston Giles

Senior Accountant
  • (919) 544-0555 ext. 102
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Dan Chen

Staff Accountant
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Barry Brown

Staff Accountant
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Zachary Giles

Staff Accountant
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Twilla Tibbens, Registered Agent

Staff Accountant
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Thomas Jared

Staff Accountant
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Kristie Mayfield

Claims Auditor
  • (919) 544-0555 ext. 101
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Jessica Combs

Admin
  • 919-544-0555 ext. 100
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