Georgia Construction Outlook Survey: Construction Labor Shortage Increasingly Severe as Backlogs Grow

The third annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that labor shortages and reliability from sub-contractors continues to be a looming concern for 83 percent of the state’s privately-held construction companies. The survey was conducted by Bennett Thrasher, one of the country’s largest full-service public accounting and consulting firms, in collaboration with Kennesaw State University’s Department of Construction Management.

Bennett Thrasher Promotes Six to Partner

Bennett Thrasher LLP is pleased to announce the election of six firm professionals to its partnership, effective July 1, 2019. The six represents Bennett Thrasher’s largest new partner class ever and includes individuals from six different practice areas: Financial Reporting and Assurance, International Personal Financial Services, Real Estate Hospitality Tax, Risk Advisory, State and Local Tax and Transaction Advisory Services

BT in the Land Down Under

Secondment (NOUN): the detachment of a person from his or her regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere.

This past summer, the three of us had the opportunity to participate in a secondment with two firms in Australia – one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. The opportunity came to Bennett Thrasher in April 2018 from Scott Hazy, an audit partner within our firm who is well connected to our global affiliates through the DFK and LEA networks.

Day of Understanding Recap

As a part of Bennett Thrasher’s continuing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, on December 7th, over 130 associates gathered for a Day of Understanding.  The day focused on exploring implicit biases and conversations of understanding regarding personalities and organizational and cultural differences

BT’s Campus Team Wraps Up Fall 2018 Recruiting Season

The BT recruiting team wrapped up another successful fall campus recruiting season in October.  Our overall goal this year was to increase BT’s brand awareness on campuses across the Southeast before the annual accounting career fairs occurred (aka Meet the Firms). 

Tim Oberst Discusses the Section 199A Deduction in Accounting Today

In an article published in Accounting Today, Bennett Thrasher partner Tim Oberst discusses the highly anticipated proposed regulations for Code Section 199A, the new 20 percent deduction on “qualified business income” of pass-through entities, released by the Treasury Department and the IRS on August 8.

Fall 2018 Campus Recruiting Kicks Off

The BT recruiting team hosted over 75 associates and partners at the first annual Campus Recruiting Happy Hour on Thursday, August 9th to kick off the fall campus recruiting season.  The firm recognizes that campus recruiting is not only our #1 recruiting source, but it also helps us develop a strong network and pipeline with the universities and the cities they are in as we continue to grow.

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