Brentwood, Tenn.-based LBMC (FY23 net revenue of $192.7 million) has announced that Christina Edwards has been named shareholder in the firm’s audit division.
Edwards’ promotion follows the 2023 announcement of Nicole Jeppesen as LBMC Chattanooga, Tenn., market leader, adding to the robust leadership team serving the firm’s rapidly growing client base in the Chattanooga area.
Clients’ auditing needs in 2024 are being reshaped by regulatory changes, technological advancements and a heightened focus on corporate transparency. Edwards is well versed in a spectrum of skills that go beyond number-crunching, something vital for companies as they navigate this complex terrain.
Edwards joined LBMC in 2007 and has 21 years of experience providing audit services and financial solutions to companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on manufacturing and distribution, service industries, private equity, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. She has extensive expertise providing consulting services in change-of-control transactions and internal controls, with an in-depth understanding of complex topics around GAAP and GAAS. Edwards has long-standing relationships across the Chattanooga business community.
LBMC’s Chattanooga office serves middle-market business clients in the manufacturing and distribution, transportation, real estate and health care space, as well as high-net-worth families and business owners.
“Christina is viewed by her clients as a trusted advisor, and with her technical expertise, she is the ideal complement to Chattanooga market leader Nicole Jeppesen,” said Jim Meade, LBMC CEO and managing shareholder. “Christina’s significant experience in public accounting comes with her fresh perspective on the issues we face as well as her leadership skills and commitment to recruiting, training, and developing future leaders.”