Aprio Adds a Partner to Expand Tax Services to Alabama

Aprio Adds a Partner to Expand Tax Services to Alabama

John Santamour

Atlanta-based Aprio (FY18 net revenue of $96.1 million) is expanding its tax compliance and specialty tax services throughout Alabama.

The expansion will be led by John Santamour, who has joined the firm and been admitted as a partner.

In 2017, Aprio combined with Yeager and Boyd in Birmingham, Ala., a firm focused on serving national public housing authorities. While the Birmingham office will continue to serve as Aprio’s public housing authority center of excellence, Santamour will work on expansion by working closely with assurance partner Rob Shirley, who specializes in manufacturing, retail, franchise and hospitality, construction and non-profits.

Under Santamour’s leadership, Aprio will expand its tax services to small to mid-market technology, real estate and manufacturing businesses, as well as non-profit organizations.

Santamour brings to Aprio a deep knowledge of tax provision work, tax compliance and income tax accounting and reporting requirements related to business combinations, spinoffs and divestitures. Prior to joining Aprio, he worked in a national practice at KPMG serving large companies in manufacturing, financial services and insurance.

“We’re fortunate to have such a capable leader like John join Aprio,” says Birmingham OMP Frank Gudger. “John will be instrumental in enabling us to achieve our growth objectives in the Birmingham market as we expand our services in this region to service new sets of clients.”

“There is so much growth in our state right now and companies are facing many new tax and regulatory changes as well as additional reporting requirements,” says Santamour.

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