Services: Audit and Accounting
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 16, 2009) – Clayton Christian, CPA with Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), the largest locally owned and managed, independent CPA firm in North Carolina, accepts appointment as the chief operating officer with the Triangle Benefits Forum.
The forum is a professional group focused on excellence in employee benefits management. The group consists of attorneys, accountants, bank trust officers, consultants, insurance professionals, paralegals, benefits administrators, and other employee benefits professionals.
“Clayton’s dedication and commitment to benefits administration makes him uniquely qualified to fill this role,” says Greg Morrison, president of the Triangle Benefits Forum, as well as BB&T institutional services senior vice president and state trust manager. “We will be relying heavily on him to maintain our Web site and other communication channels.”
Christian serves as audit in-charge for HPG’s employee benefits plan audit practice. Additionally, he joins the board of directors of the Durham Jaycees, an organization of young professionals dedicated to leadership development through community service since 1938. As a Jaycees board member Christian will focus on maintaining contact between the board and other Jaycee members.
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. Furthermore, Business Leader magazine ranked HPG as the fifth most successful small business in North Carolina in 2008. HPG is able to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients through the CPAmerica firm network of 701 offices worldwide. 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, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, and providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services. 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. Visit www.hpg.com.
Founded in 1990, the Triangle Benefits Forum is a North Carolina professional group located in the Triangle. Outside speakers are often invited to present at the monthly meetings, including representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor and the North Carolina Department of Insurance. The forum consists of attorneys, accountants, bank trust officers, consultants, insurance professionals, paralegals, benefits administrators, and other employee benefits professionals. Visit www.trianglebenefitsforum.com.