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    Karen Thurman, CPA, CGMA

    Tax Partner

    Alpharetta, GA
    Business Tax, Individual Tax, Personal Financial Services, Tax,
    Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Real Estate,


    Karen Thurman began working for Frazier & Deeter in 1989. Since then, Karen became a Tax Partner in the firm in 2000 and began specializing in working with closely held businesses and their owners.  

    Karen has extensive experience with the preparation and review of complex individual tax returns and large corporate and partnership tax returns. She also advises clients in all aspects of financial business management. Working with company owners and executives, Karen coordinates and analyzes clients’ financial information, provides tax planning services with an emphasis on the minimization of corporate taxes and personal income taxes and offers broad-based consulting and succession planning services.   

    Of the variety of industries the firm serves, Karen works primarily with construction, real estate, manufacturing, law and medical practices. Before joining FD, Karen was a senior member of the tax staff in the Atlanta office of an international accounting firm.  

    Professional and Civic Organizations

    Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) 

    Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) 

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 

    Greater North Fulton County Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) 

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Foundation Board of Trustees, 2010-2018, 2019-Present, Chairman Finance Committee, 2013-2015 

    CPAmerica Tax executive Committee—Member 1999-Present, Vice Chairman, 2012-2013, Chairman 2013-2014


    Postgraduate Studies, Accounting & Business 

    Georgia State University | Atlanta, GA 


    Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management 

    With Honors 

    Georgia Institute of technology | Atlanta, GA 

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