To expand its market presence in the greater Memphis region, Dixon Hughes PLLC has named Jay Oliphant, CPA, as business development executive.
Oliphant joins the firm with 12 years of experience, including five years as a CPA and audit manager with a Big Four accounting firm and six years of experience as a recruiter and division director for a global firm specializing in financial recruitment.
"We are excited to have someone of Jay's experience and understanding of accounting and consulting as part of our Memphis office," said Anthony Clark, member-in-charge of the Memphis practice unit. "His ability to reach out knowledgeably to a variety of businesses adds to our capabilities in dedicated services."
Oliphant is responsible for introducing Dixon Hughes's service offerings such as advisory services, internal audit assistance, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, technology risk assessment, and tax advisory and planning services to companies in the greater Memphis region, including Tupelo and Jackson, Mississippi, and as far west as Little Rock, Arkansas.
"My role is more consultative than anything else," Oliphant said. "I'll work with current and prospective clients to uncover problem areas and issues they may have and match them with the appropriate industry and service leaders at Dixon Hughes."
According to Clark, Dixon Hughes's focus on six major industry groups puts the firm in a unique position to serve the needs of the region's diverse businesses.
"We're able to blend up-to-date knowledge of the regulatory environment and tax compliance, with in-depth knowledge of how certain industry groups operate," he said.
Dixon Hughes has industry professionals in health care, financial institutions, insurance, dealerships, construction and real estate, and manufacturing, distribution, and services.
"It is a privilege to represent a firm with such an exceptional alignment of industry solutions," he said. "I'm especially excited about Dixon Hughes's commitment to developing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients through excellent service and deep technical knowledge."
Oliphant earned his Bachelor of Accountancy and later his Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi, where he graduated in the masters program with highest honors.
About Dixon Hughes:
Dixon Hughes is the largest accounting firm based in the Southern U.S. and ranks among the nation's top 20. With a staff of over 1,200 located in eight states, the firm provides a wide array of assurance, tax and consulting services to clients of all sizes.