Weaver Expands Oklahoma City Tax Practice
HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 28, 2020) – On August 1, 2020, two tax partners, Mark Sheets and Kirby Ross, and several tax team members will join the Oklahoma City office of Weaver, a top 35 national CPA and advisory firm. This expansion comes less than a year after partner, Zeeshan Khan, opened the Oklahoma City location.
Weaver’s new tax team worked together at an Oklahoma City-based accounting firm, where Sheets was a founding shareholder and the director of tax services. Seven additional tax professionals, including senior manager Rhonda Goddard, will join them. As a result of the expansion, new office space is currently being finalized.
“Weaver remains committed to building full-service offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. We are excited to add new team members to serve the Oklahoma market with both the technical skills and values that align closely with ours, including an unwavering commitment to client success and transcending expectations,” said CEO and Managing Partner, John Mackel. “Mark, Kirby, Rhonda and the team are a great fit as Weaver continues to expand its services and capabilities in Oklahoma.”
Mark Sheets brings to the firm more than 37 years of experience in the accounting profession, including nearly a decade with Ernst & Young. He left EY to form a tax-only firm with two colleagues and merged with another group fifteen years later to form HSPG & Associates, PC, a full-service accounting firm. Mark serves both business and individual tax clients in the oil and gas, real estate and nonprofit industries, as well as large family offices.
Kirby Ross, who joined HSPG in 2010 after 10 years with Eide Bailly, has more than 25 years of experience serving business and individual tax clients in the oil and gas, real estate, construction, health care and nonprofit industries. He also serves large family groups.
Rhonda Goddard joined HSPG in 1997 after serving as a tax manager with PwC. She has more than 28 years of experience serving oil and gas, high net worth family groups and nonprofit clients.
“Despite the pandemic, the Weaver team continues to see organic growth throughout Oklahoma,” said Executive Partner Zeeshan Khan. “Having this team of tax professionals join us will further strengthen our local experience, knowledge and relationships in the community.”
Rhonda, Kirby and Mark are all natives of Oklahoma and have spent their entire professional careers in the Oklahoma City market. They look forward to the expansion of available services to existing and new clients and the additional career opportunities for the team.
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Weaver has built a nationwide presence on an unwavering commitment to its clients’ success, acting with integrity and always striving to transcend expectations. The Houston-based firm has grown to be the 35th largest public accounting firm in the United States, according to INSIDE Public Accounting; it is also ranked the largest independent accounting firm based in the Southwest by Accounting Today magazine. From Fortune 500 multinational companies to start-ups, Weaver’s clients include commercial, government and nonprofit organizations. The firm is particularly well-known in financial services, energy, manufacturing and distribution, construction, technology, real estate, health care and government. Weaver’s services go beyond traditional assurance and tax services to include risk advisory, IT advisory, energy compliance and consulting, forensics and litigation services, transaction advisory, valuation, and specialty tax services such as international tax, state and local tax and private client services. Learn more at www.weaver.com.