Southwest regional CPA firm Weaver has promoted P. “Trish” Fritsche to senior manager of forensic services, Carrie Hardison to senior manager of tax and strategic business services, Laura Lambert to senior manager of assurances services, and Antonio “Tony” Rocha to senior manager of state and local tax services.
“We are pleased that Trish, Carrie, Laura and Tony were recently promoted in our Forensic, Tax and Strategic Business, Assurances Services and State and Local Tax groups,” said Weaver managing partner and CEO Tommy D. Lawler. “Each of them has demonstrated leadership in their departments and genuine commitments to provide close and personal services, attitudes exemplified daily by our staff.”
[IMGCAP(1)]Trish Fritsche, who works in Fort Worth and Austin, has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, as well as in a variety of industries. She was previously a manager in forensic services. Her practice emphasizes fraud investigative services and litigation support. She provides forensic accounting services to court-appointed receivers, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She investigates whistleblower-type accusations and related public sector financial transactions. Her litigation support in various civil matters includes complex financial transactions and managed seized operations of subprime note operations for receivership.
[IMGCAP(2)]Carrie Hardison, whose offices are located in Fort Worth, has eight years experience in public accounting. She was previously a manager in tax and strategic business services. Hardison’s practice emphasizes taxation compliance and consulting for corporations, partnerships and individuals with significant concentration in hedge funds, manufacturing, real estate and service industries. She is a member of the firm’s financial services industry practice and received the firm’s Tax and Strategic Services ACTION award in 2007.
[IMGCAP(3)]Prior to this appointment Laura Lambert, who works in Weaver’s Austin location, served as a manager in assurance services. With more than five years of public accounting experience, Lambert’s practice emphasis includes audit, review, attestation and business advisory consulting engagement of clients in the energy, public sector, broker-dealer and investment management/hedge fund industries. She also has experience in employees benefits plan audits, SAS70s, Sarbanes-Oxley consulting and internal controls assessment, as well as utilizing the firm’s data mining software for transaction analysis and fraud detection.
[IMGCAP(4)]Tony Rocha, who works in the firm’s Dallas location, was previously a manager in state and local tax services. With more than 10 years’ experience in public accounting, Rocha’s practice focuses in compliance advising, planning and preparation of state local tax audits, performs managed audits and prepares voluntary disclosure agreements for companies. He has developed and supervised audit staff, assisted and consulted on sales and use-tax audits for retail, contractor, manufacturing and wholesale entities, as well as performed multi-state tax research. Prior to joining Weaver in 2007, Rocha was an independent consultant through his own firm. Before that, he was an independent contract auditor for the State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and was a former State of Texas tax auditor.
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