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    A.J. Hurst CPA

    National Practice Leader, Life Sciences and Partner

    Atlanta, GA
    Accounting/Financial Reporting, Audit/ Attestation, Employee Benefit Plan Audit, Revenue Recognition,
    Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Technology,


    As Audit Partner, A.J. Hurst is responsible for leading client-related audit and advisory services. He also has experience providing support in merger and acquisition transactions and similar services.

    A.J. specializes in providing assurance and business advisory services to clients in the technology, healthcare, employee benefit plan, construction, distribution, manufacturing, private equity and services industries. He works primarily with middle-market, privately-held companies in these industries. A.J. also serves in a leadership role within the firm’s ASC 606 revenue recognition implementation task force.

    A.J. serves as an internal technical accounting and audit resource within Frazier & Deeter’s audit practice. He also serves in leadership roles at Frazier & Deeter as the Vice Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice and is the former Chair of the Training & Development Subcommittee within the firm’s Technology Practice.

    He co-authored “The SSARS Have Been Clarified: What, When, and How?”, which was published in the Georgia Society of CPAs Current Accounts publication in January 2015 and authored “the Cash Flow Statement: Changes Coming to my Favorite Financial Statement”, which was published in Current Accounts in March 2017. A.J. co-authored “How to Manage Risks Related to Multijurisdictional Group Audits”, which was published in the Journal of Accountancy in July 2017. He also has experience speaking at various educational events and conferences on technical accounting topics.

    A.J. actively participates in Frazier & Deeter training and mentorship programs and is currently mentoring several Associates. Moreover, A.J. is an active member of the firm’s Audit Methodology team. He serves on the firm’s Community Committee under which he has lead various community involvement initiatives. Since joining the audit department of Frazier & Deeter in 2009, A.J. has continued recruiting efforts for UGA in addition to participating in firm-wide recruiting activities.

    Professional and Civic Organizations

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
    2017 AICPA Leadership Academy
    Knights of Columbus
    University of Georgia Alumni Association
    Catholic Charities of Atlanta 2014 Leadership Class Member
    Secretary, Holy Cross Catholic Church Finance Council
    Metro Atlanta Young Professionals Board – March of Dimes
    Finance Committee – Georgia Soccer


    Master of Accounting
    The University of Georgia | Athens, GA

    Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
    The University of Georgia | Athens, GA


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