Samantha Southall was promoted to director at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Freed Maxick CPAs P.C. (FY14 net revenue of $41.7 million). Southall joined Freed Maxick in 2004 after spending five years with a Big 4 firm. She was most recently a senior manager with the firm’s Batavia, N.Y., tax practice.
Southall specializes in business and individual income tax and tax consulting, and counsels clients on tax strategies, planning, as well as compliance and audit issues. She is also a significant participant in Freed Maxick’s internal development program, designed to aid in the retention and advancement of all employees.
“Samantha is a welcome addition to the director group of Freed Maxick. Her energy and enthusiasm, coupled with excellent technical skills and the ability to serve her clients’ needs, position her as a leader and mentor to our staff members. Samantha’s presence and involvement in the community is also an asset to the firm, and we appreciate her involvement with our employee advancement and retention network, “E.A.R.N.” program, which will provide the opportunity for our staff to partake in activities that will lead to their professional development, growth and advancement,” says Paul Battaglia, managing director of the Batavia office.