Decosimo adds senior manager, associate
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August 31, 2014 12:28 AM | 1185 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm that has an office at 2839 Paces Ferry Road SE in the Cumberland area, announced the addition of Steve Pashley as a senior manager with the firm’s national tax services practice and Stratton Tingle as a business development associate working exclusively with the firms’ manufacturing and distribution services practice.

Steve Pashley

With significant experience in the areas of federal tax credits and incentives related to research and development; energy including solar, wind, biomass investments; and real estate and the domestic production activities deduction, Pashley will be working with a wide variety of businesses in the manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit, government contracting and technology sectors. His responsibilities will also include advising clients on excise tax minimization strategies and tangible personal property regulations implementation.

He is a recognized subject matter expert on federal tax issues and opportunities for businesses. He has authored more than 100 articles and whitepapers appearing in a variety of publications and regularly presents regarding federal tax topics. His notable thought leadership contributions include a three-part series providing guidance regarding the medical device excise tax, an article “Bringing Clarity to Fuel Excise Taxes and Credits” in the April 2014 issue of The Tax Advisor and contributing toward a four-part series on final tangible property regulations.

“Steve Pashley is one of the nation’s most knowledgeable tax professionals working today in the areas of R&D, real estate, domestic production and tangible property regulations. As we continue to grow and further strengthen the firm’s tax service offerings, we are confident that our clients will greatly benefit from Steve’s considerable talents and expertise,” said John Henegar, a Decosimo principal and director of Tax Practice.

Pashley began his public accounting career with a Big Four firm and spent the last four years with a national firm, where he served as a member of the firm’s Washington National Tax Services group.

A graduate of Augusta State University with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration, Pashley is a certified public accountant and also holds a Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degree. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Decosimo is a regional firm with offices in nine geographic locations in the United States and the Cayman Islands, with about 300 professionals and staff. Each of Decosimo’s offices provides a full range of accounting and advisory services to a wide array of industries. Additionally, Decosimo is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited. With more than 300 firms with a total of 667 offices across 105 countries, Moore Stephens and Decosimo provide clients with access to significant resources and expertise comparable to Big Four firms.

Stratton Tingle

In his new position, Tingle will be focused on matching the needs of manufacturers, distributors, supply chain and logistics entities, their owners and investors with Decosimo’s full range of industry-specific audit, tax and advisory solutions. He will serve as Decosimo’s active member representative with Manufacture Alabama, Georgia Association of Manufacturing, Ohio Manufacturers Association and Tennessee Association of Manufacturers.

Prior to joining Decosimo, Tingle served the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for more than five years in business development and contact management positions. His work at the Chamber supported the economic development and membership recruitment initiatives of the organization. During his tenure at the Chamber, the organization set records for membership growth.

In addition to his experience with the Chamber, he has been actively involved in leadership capacities with a number of Chattanooga-based organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Chattanooga Film Festival, RiverRocks and ArtsBuild. A graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, he co-founded and chairs the annual Chattanooga Corporate Dodgeball Tournament on behalf of the Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

“Stratton comes to Decosimo with a depth of valuable experience and an impressive track record of success. We believe his talents and skills are well-suited to providing our manufacturing and distribution services team with the type of business development expertise that will further promote growth for our firm,” said Robert Belcher, Decosimo principal who oversees the Manufacturing and Distribution Services practice.

Graduating summa cum laude from Southern Adventist University, Tingle’s early career was highlighted by travels to worldwide destinations including Ireland, Egypt, Botswana and Czech Republic. His interest in working internationally was inspired in part after serving during college as a student volunteer for the World Food Programme in Zambia, Africa.

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