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HPG Adds to Healthcare Services Tax Practice

Industries: Healthcare

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 25, 2010) Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces the expansion of its healthcare services practice group with the addition of Anita Hester, CPA, CHBC. Hester brings 30 years of accounting experience to HPG, including eight years of tax consulting in the healthcare industry.

“Anita’s extensive skills and background in healthcare will be an asset to this growing practice area,” says Amy Smith, HPG healthcare services tax team leader. “We are excited to have her join our team and look forward to her contributions.”

Hester will help guide medical professionals to better manage their practices. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, she has earned designation as a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant. This distinction recognizes those who demonstrate an understanding of the total healthcare business environment, including medical practice and financial management.

Beyond the bottom line of tax planning, preparation and audits, HPG offers healthcare services that include: new practice set up, business analysis, physician compensation, benefit planning and retirement plan consulting.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Horwath alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Several HPG partners are also the recipients of excellence awards, including the CED Outstanding Service and Entrepreneurial awards, Business Leader Magazine’s Impact Financial Leader and Dealmaker recognitions, and the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Women in Business awards. Visit of follow HPG on Twitter at