Adam is a Senior Manager at Hancock Askew and has over 9 years of experience in public accounting including 4 years at a national accounting firm. In addition, Adam has 3 years of industry experience. As a Manager, he manages the firms Risk Assurance & Advisory practice and serves as a technical accounting expert and training leader for the firm. Adam has consulted with multiple companies through their IPO process and helped with their risk assessment and development of policies and procedures.
Currently at Hancock Askew, Adam is the engagement manager on multiple internal audit Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 engagements. His experience includes developing accounting policies and procedures for fast-growing private companies and companies that are expecting to go through an initial public offering. In addition, Adam has specific experience in the retail and distribution industries.
Adam received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia and completed an accounting concentration at Georgia State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA).
Anna is a Principal at Hancock Askew and has over 17 years of experience in public accounting. In her role, she works primarily with high net worth individuals, executives, and retirees in providing tax compliance and planning services. She also manages tax compliance and consulting for many large real estate tax partnerships and non-profit organizations. Her areas of expertise include high net worth individual taxation, fiduciary and estate planning and tax compliance, real estate taxation, nonprofit organization tax compliance, and charitable planning.
Anna joined the Hancock Askew team in 2006 after beginning her career at a CPA firm in Montgomery, Alabama. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting. She holds memberships in both the Georgia and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Aya is a Manager and joined the tax team at Hancock Askew in 2016. She serves a variety of clients including individuals, corporations, sole proprietors, partnerships, estates and trusts. She also provides international tax services for both individuals and businesses, utilizing her international background. She is passionate about providing outstanding client service.
She and her family moved to Savannah from Tokyo in 2013. Back in Japan, she worked in the banking industry for 5 years in Tokyo after graduating from Kyoto University, where she received her Bachelor of Economics and Business degree. She also studied at the University of Sydney in Australia.
Aya is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and Washington and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Beth joined the firm’s Savannah office in May of 2016 with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, organizational effectiveness, and training & development. After receiving her BA in English from Armstrong State University, Beth spent 17 years in Human Resources at Southern Company before joining Ken Chapman & Associates as a leadership and cultural development consultant. Most recently, Beth was the Director, HR and Organizational Effectiveness with The Landings Association.
Bill studied business marketing at San Jose State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Bill has been working in business administration for over 30 years and has served clients in many industries such as software development, legal services, healthcare, and public relations.
Bill is familiar with many booking software to include Spectrum, Peachtree, Quicken, QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online. He has been working with QuickBooks for the last fifteen years and has helped many clients integrate the software into their financial needs. Bill holds the following certifications: ProAdvisor Desktop and QuickBooks®, Online; Bill.com Certification.
Brandon graduated cum laude from Georgia State College of Law in 1999 and received his MBA in the same year. Building on his experience with the Georgia Department of Revenue, Brandon was hired by Deloitte for the State and Local practice first in Atlanta and then in Tampa. He rose to the position of Manager before moving on to work with smaller specialty firms.
With 20 years of tax experience, Brandon has performed a wide variety of SALT functions in numerous state and local jurisdictions including sales and use tax audit defense, reverse sales tax audits, sales tax due diligence for mergers & acquisitions, certified audits, voluntary disclosures, revenue ruling requests, taxability analyses, tax position papers, nexus studies, and negotiated credits and incentives.
Carlos Benitez is a Tax Manager at Hancock Askew and joined the firm’s Miami office in June 2021. He is a Miami native with more than 9 years of experience providing tax planning, advisory and compliance services for high net worth individuals and families, sole proprietors, pass-through entities and corporations. He serves clients in a variety of industries including restaurants, personal service businesses, real estate investment companies and other local small businesses.
Carlos graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and earned a Master of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.
Carolyn is a Tax Manager at Hancock Askew and has been with the firm since 2012. She provides tax compliance and planning services for a variety of clients including individuals, trusts, estates, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Her specialties include high net worth individual taxation and planning, fiduciary and estate taxation and nonprofit organization tax compliance.
Carolyn graduated from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA, where she received both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy degrees. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Cassandra de la Fe is a Senior Tax Manager in Miami. She specializes in Federal and International Tax. Her primary area of experience is international tax consulting. Ms. de la Fe has more than 7 years of federal tax experience dealing with individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Prior to joining HAC, Ms. de la Fe began her career with PwC, then spent some time at A&M. Ms. de la Fe earned a Masters in Accounting from Florida State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christine is the Director of Marketing at Hancock Askew. She has over 10 years of accounting marketing experience with a focus on strategic marketing planning and execution, business development, branding, advertising, public relations and social media.
She is involved in various civic and community organizations including member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Women’s Initiative Group of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and a volunteer Wish Granter. She is a graduate of the Leadership Miami Class XXXVI.
Christine graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication.