Moore Colson Managing Partner, Greg Colson, Named One Of America's Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners of 2006 by CPA Magazin

Greg Colson, Managing Partner of Atlanta based accounting firm Moore Colson, was recently named one of America's Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners of 2006 by CPA Magazine. A huge undertaking by CPA Magazine, the selection process for the most influential practitioners in the accounting profession requires solicitation of nominations from state societies and major national accounting organizations. Write-in nominations are also collected. Founded in 1981, Moore Colson, CPA is a full-service firm located in Atlanta, Georgia, providing tax and assurance services, estate and financial services, lender services, management consulting services, and IT audit services.

Selfless leaders like Greg Colson have chosen to devote their time and energy to serve others in a tough but rewarding industry. Today's leaders require a 360 degree vision for all areas of the firm in order to be successful. Greg Colson, who started the firm in 1981 with Bill Murphy and Jack Moore, possesses that vision, but takes it a step further. "He not only dedicates his time and contributes whatever it takes for clients, partners and the firm staff, but also leads a concerted effort to give back to the community and his church. He makes time for organizations such as; Right From the Heart Ministries, and Feed My Lambs, which runs tuition-free Christian Schools located in economically challenged areas in the Metro Atlanta area and around the world," said Bob Kiser, Senior Partner, Moore Colson.

Mr. Colson is also IGAF Worldwide - Chairman of the Board, North America, and a graduate of Georgia Southern University (B.B.A., Accounting, 1970), where he serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Southern University Foundation.

"Greg will be quick to tell you that the firm's success is predicated on two things; its unique culture, which differs from most, and a complete group effort from everyone in the firm, from partner to associate," said Bob Kiser.

Greg's areas of professional expertise include; consulting with the management of closely held companies on strategic planning and profitability enhancement, primarily in the transportation, distribution, construction, and service industries. Greg's leadership and business philosophy permeates throughout the firm. Under his leadership Moore Colson has continuously been ranked among Atlanta's top 20 accounting firms and was recently named one of America's top 25 best managed firms, by IPA, Inside Public Accounting Magazine, and best places to work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

"I am honored to have been nominated for this award. It is a complete team effort, so the accolade goes to the entire firm. I believe our unique culture and consultative approach sets us apart from the rest, and has made a significant contribution to level of success we have experienced over the years. Our leaders and staff have such varied industry experience that we can contribute in many different areas. As the industry grows, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the right people to become future leaders for the firm. Part of Moore Colson's mission statement reads; 'Our people are our most valuable resource', and I truly believe this. Without them we wouldn't be where we are today," said Greg Colson, Managing Partner, Moore Colson.

Voted one of America's Top 25 Accounting Firms by Inside Public Accounting, Moore Colson, CPA, is a full-service firm located in Atlanta, Georgia, providing tax and assurance services, estate and financial services, lender services, management consulting services, and IT audit services. Moore Colson, founded in 1981, serves clients throughout Atlanta and the Southeastern United States. For more information about Moore Colson, call 770-989-0028 or visit; www.moorecolson.com.

Moore Colson is the Atlanta representative for IGAF Worldwide, an international organization of independent local and regional firms of Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Accountants, or their professional equivalents. IGAF Worldwide was founded in 1977 by ten firms in the United States and Canada. Since that time the association has grown to over 140 firms, with over 350 offices in more than 60 countries around the world. In 2005, member firms had over 950 partners and over 8,500 personnel generating approximately US $800,000,000 in annual revenues as an association. IGAF Worldwide's North American region has 38 firms with revenues of over $370M. For more information about IGAF Worldwide, call Kevin Mead at 678-417-7730 or visit; www.igaf.org.

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