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Adam E. Buchanan

Certified Public Accountant
North Carolina Certificate #30578
(919) 232-5946


Adam has over 17 years of experience in public accounting. He joined Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP in June of 2013. He was previously with Grant Thornton, LLP in Raleigh and prior to that, Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Adam is part of the Firm’s corporate tax practice. He has experience working with clients in a variety of industries including biomedical and pharmaceutical, software and technology development, manufacturing and distribution, retail and hospitality, and venture funds. His experience also includes working with owner-managed businesses in a variety of industries, from the start-up phase to eventual exit by the owner. Adam has focused a significant portion of his career on accounting for income taxes pursuant to ASC 740, including Accounting for Uncertain Tax Positions, SEC reporting, and internal controls of the tax function for SOX compliant companies.

Education and Professional Affiliations

B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude
Oklahoma State University, 2001

B.S., International Business, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors
Oklahoma State University, 2000

Oklahoma State University Outstanding Accounting Student Gold Award 2000-2001

North Carolina Certificate #30578

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

North Carolina Association of CPAs

Community Affiliations

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Treasurer, Board Member

Triangle Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award, 2016