Rhonda Powell Named Director of Tax for Moss Adams
Seasoned Tax Partner Enhances Firm's Tax Leadership; Poised for Success in Centennial Year
Seattle, April 30, 2013 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced Rhonda Powell as its director of tax. She replaces Dick Fohn, who was elected president and COO in October 2012. In her new role, effective immediately, Powell will work closely with the firm’s executive and tax committees to manage and strengthen the firm’s tax practice and risk management as well as implement the firm’s strategic tax initiatives.
“We’re pleased to announce Rhonda’s appointment,” said Chris Schmidt, CEO of Moss Adams. “In many ways she has been filling this role for several months following Dick’s transition to president and COO. We’re proud of the hard work she has invested in the success of our firm’s tax practice, and we look forward to her continued leadership on the team.”
Powell brings more than 20 years of tax-related experience to the position as well as a demonstrated commitment to the tax practice at Moss Adams. Prior to her role as director of tax, Powell most recently served as a lead partner in the firm’s Professional Practice Group, addressing tax practice management issues, including firm tax policies and procedures. In addition, she has led the accounting for income taxes group since joining Moss Adams. Her experience also includes providing or coordinating a broad array of tax consulting services, including accounting methods, research tax credits, international tax, and state and local tax.
“I’m honored to officially step into the leadership role of the thriving tax practice at Moss Adams,” said Powell. “I look forward to helping contribute to the firm’s history of excellence at the start of its second century of success.”
Prior to joining Moss Adams more than seven years ago, Powell spent 15 years with Ernst & Young LLP’s Seattle and national tax offices and has served many clients in a variety of industries, including technology, automotive, forest products, manufacturing, retail and utilities. For many years, Powell specialized in accounting methods, including revenue recognition, expense recognition and inventory valuation. Powell received her M.S. in taxation and B.S. in accounting from Brigham Young University.
For more information, please contact Andrea Baseler, Edelman, for Moss Adams:
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