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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. She then became a Tax Partner in the firm in 2000. She specializes 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 the firm, Karen was a senior member of the tax staff in the Atlanta office of an international accounting firm.

Professional and Civic Organizations

Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Public Service Award – 2018, Recipient
Women’s Advisory Board for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce – Member, 2014, Chairman, 2018
Estates of Atlanta National HOA – President, 2018
Milton Historical Society – Treasurer, 2018
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
City of Milton – Council Member, 2006-2017
Georgia Institute of Technology Foundation Board of Trustees, 2010-18, 2019 -present, Chairman Finance Committee, 2013-2015
CPAmerica Tax Executive Committee –Member, 1999-present, Vice Chairman, 2012-2013, Chairman, 2013-2014
Georgia Institute of Technology Alexander-Tharpe Fund Board of Trustees, 2007-2009
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Business Advisory Board, 2007-2013
Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Board of Trustees, 2009-2012
Leadership North Fulton, 2010-2011, Board Member, 2011-2013
City of Milton – Mayor Pro Tempore, 2006-2007, 2014
Fulton County Board of Zoning Appeals, 1995-2006, Vice Chairman, 1999-2000, Chairman, 2004-2006
City of Milton Organizing Committee – Chairman, Budget & Finance Committee, 2005-2006
Milton High School Track Booster Club Board Member, 2006
Milton High School On Deck Club Board Member, 2004-2005
Milton High School Cross Country Booster Club – Treasurer, 2005- 2007
CPAmerica CPE Committee – Member, 1999 –2002, Chairman, 2001-2002
North Point Community Church – Family Ministry Resource Volunteer, 1999-2004
Fulton County Rural Preservation Plan Committee, 2000-2002
Northwest Fulton Overlay Committee – Co-chairman, 1998-1999
Girl Scout Leader, 1998-2000
Strategic Planning and Review Committee of North Fulton, 1996-1998
Coalition of Crabapple Communities – President, 1993-1996


Postgraduate Studies in Accounting and Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management, with Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia