The Partners of TJSDD are very pleased to announce effective January 1, 2016, the following team members were voted and approved as Directors of the Firm. A Director in the Firm is any team member that has exhibited the leadership skills necessary to be on the partner track. “Our plan is to continue to be aggressive with identifying our top talent and making sure they are in the right places on our leadership team. We are very excited about the growth opportunities for our firm and the team members. Donya, Cindy and Randall are very deserving of this position” says Tracy Sharkey, the firm’s Managing Partner.
Please join us in congratulating the following individuals:
Donya has over 15 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. She is the Audit Manager of the firm’s Education Services Group. In this role, Donya manages and leads the ESG team, which specializes in providing audits and attestation work for the post-secondary education industry. She supervises and works on financial statement audits, Title IV Compliance Audits, and A-133 audits for both for profit and nonprofit institutions. She has also assisted with special engagements including one-day balance sheet audits, agreed upon procedures, and 90/10 revenue test attestation engagements. Donya stays active in the post-secondary industry by attending various conferences and always staying up to date on current events in the industry.
Prior to resuming her career with the firm, Donya worked in-house as an audit manager and also in the private sector as a Controller. This experience, both within the Firm and outside of the Firm provides her with a wealth of knowledge to see the full picture in dealing with clients needs.
An avid runner and athletic enthusiast, Donya has completed 2 Ironman’s, 2 marathons, and numerous other shorter distance races. Outside of the office, Donya enjoys hiking, biking, riding her motorcycle, & spending time with her husband Ed and their dogs.
Serving as Senior Tax Manager, Cindy helps lead our Savannah Tax and Business Solutions team (of 20 professionals). She enjoys working directly with clients building relationships, providing proactive tax advice and guidance to help families and businesses flourish. Originally from Macon, Georgia, she and her husband, Dean, relocated to Savannah in late 2014. She enjoys exploring Coastal Georgia and being actively involved in the business community.
Outside the office, Cindy enjoys visiting her children, Christopher & Savannah, traveling, cooking and participating in a variety of running events from 5Ks to half-marathons and the occasional sprint triathlon.
Randall works with clients in various industries, his focus is on audit and attestation work with closely held businesses, not-for-profits and qualified employee benefit plans. Randall started his career with TJS Deemer Dana LLP in May 2005 and has progressed as a leader within the firm and the community during his tenure with the Firm. Since beginning his career with the Firm, Randall has been involved in audit and assurance engagements at all levels including: running some of the Firm’s largest engagements, developing risk based plans and approaches, wrapping-up and concluding on engagements and client delivery. He is frequently involved in Audit Committee and Board of Director proposals and presentations of findings and suggestions including making valuable recommendations to Audit Committees and Boards of Directors.
One thing Randall enjoys most about the audit and assurance process is helping clients find solutions and solve their unique problems and situations, whether it is strengthening internal controls or improving their financial reporting processes.