FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tucson, AZ, February 6, 2020—R&A CPAs, one of Southern Arizona’s leading public accounting and business advisory firms, announced today that Laura Liewen, CPA, and Jed Lightcap, CPA, have been promoted to shareholder.
Laura Liewen has more than twenty years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in income tax return preparation, compliance, and research for individuals and businesses. In her new role, she will also oversee quality control for the firm’s tax department. A summa cum laude graduate from the University of Arizona, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accounting. She joined R&A in 2013. Liewen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA), and the Tucson Tax Study Group, Inc. Active in the Tucson community, she serves on the board of the Tucson Jazz Festival, one of Tucson’s premiere musical events. She also is also a board member of Homicide Survivors, Inc.
Jed Lightcap specializes in for-profit tax engagements, entity selection, and CFO/controllership services. In his new role, he also leads R&A’s Client Advisory Services team. Lightcap, who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri, has more than fifteen years of public accounting experience. He joined R&A in 2016. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA). His community involvement includes membership in the Centurions, a Tucson-based nonprofit that supports Southern Arizona charities that provide services to underserved communities in the areas of healthcare, education, and mentorship with an emphasis on improving children’s lives. He is immediate past board chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson and remains on the executive board.
“I am proud to announce these promotions,” said Tom Furrier, CEO of R&A CPAs. “Laura and Jed have been key to our growth. Their leadership, expertise, and business acumen are outstanding.”
About R&A CPAs: For more than 75 years R&A CPAs has been committed to helping our clients achieve their financial goals with comprehensive public accounting and consulting services. R&A’s trusted advisors serve businesses and individuals with auditing, accounting, tax, and business advisory solutions. For information and a complete list of our services, please visit RandACPAs.com, or call us at 520-881-4900.