Congratulations to our 11 Recently Promoted Team Members
Holtzman Partners is pleased to announce the following team member promotions, effective October 1, 2018:
From manager to senior manager:
- Brian McBride, audit senior manager
From senior to manager:
- Jess Botsford, tax manager
- Hannah Franklin, audit manager
- Michael McNally, IT audit manager
- Ben Pounds, audit manager
- Jessica Ramirez, tax manager
- Abi Shirley, audit manager
From staff to senior:
- Emily Backus, tax senior
- Nina Beachum, audit senior
- William Haynes, audit senior
- Grace McDonald, audit senior
Brian McBride joined Holtzman Partners as a senior associate in 2013. He works in the firm’s audit and advisory practice and specializes in financial statement audits and federal compliance audits. Prior to becoming a CPA in 2008, he earned a B.S. in accounting and management from McNeese State University (Louisiana).
Jess Botsford joined Holtzman Partners’ tax team in 2016. Her areas of focus include federal and state income tax compliance, tax consulting and planning, and income tax provisions. Jess earned both a BBA in accounting and a M.S. degree in taxation from Texas Tech University and became a CPA in 2016.
Hannah Franklin joined the firm in 2016. As part of the audit team, Hannah focuses on performing financial statement audits for companies primarily in the asset management and retail/distribution industries. She earned her B.A. in chemistry from Seattle University, followed by her MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Michael McNally joined the IT audit team at Holtzman Partners in 2017 where he focuses on SOC report engagements and Sarbanes-Oxley consulting. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Mason University and became a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in 2017.
Ben Pounds joined Holtzman Partners as an audit intern in 2012 and later returned as a full-time member of the audit team after college. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the College of Charleston and became a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) in 2018.
Jessica Ramirez joined the firm’s tax team in 2015 and focuses on federal, state and international tax compliance projects. She earned her BBA and Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of the Incarnate Word in Texas.
Abi Shirley joined Holtzman Partners in 2014 on the audit team. She specializes in audits of financial statements and employee benefit plans. She earned a B.A. in photography and a master’s in accounting from St. Edward’s University and became a CPA in 2016.
Emily Backus joined the Holtzman Partners’ team in 2018 as a tax associate. As part of the tax practice, her efforts are focused on compliance and income tax provisions. She received her BBA in accounting from Our Lady of the Lake University – San Antonio and her MPA in taxation from the University of Texas at Austin.
Nina Beachum joined Holtzman Partners in March 2018 as an audit associate. She works in the firm’s audit and advisory practice and focuses her efforts on financial statement audits and employee benefit plan audits. She received both her BBA and master’s in accounting from Texas State University.
William Haynes joined Holtzman Partners in 2017 as an audit associate. He works in the firm’s audit and advisory practice and focuses primarily on financial statement audits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance engagements. He received his B.A. in accounting from Southwestern University and became a licensed CPA in 2018.
Grace McDonald joined Holtzman Partners in January 2017 as an audit associate. As part of the audit team, Grace works primarily on financial statement audits. She earned both her BBA and MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.