Laura E. Speir, Partner

laura.speir (770) 512-0500
Email Laura Speir

Claims to fame:

  • Director of Business Accounting Services
  • Originally from Camden, AL; graduated in a senior class of just 22
  • Animal-lover
  • Great cook

Education

Troy State University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants

Since joining the firm in 1986, Laura has developed a practice in business accounting consulting and controllership services.

“It’s been a great passion for me and a benefit that has been an asset to our clients.”

As the Partner in Charge of the Business Accounting Services Practice, Laura offers clients assistance in establishing accounting systems and processes for their businesses; daily, monthly and annual bookkeeping services; financial management and reporting; placing or training accounting personnel, accounts payable and receivable; coordination of tax returns and reports; and evaluation and recommendations for health and other insurance, systems, equipment and accounting software. She is experienced in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, software development, distribution, real estate and service companies.

“There weren’t many women in the profession when I started this journey, but it never occurred to me that I couldn’t pursue this business and advance my career to whatever level I wanted to achieve,” says Laura. “We’re developing a mentorship program at the firm for students considering accounting as a career. Our goal is to share knowledge of the intrinsic rewards and benefits of this profession.”

Laura enjoys collecting antiques, as well as preparing unique recipes from the herbs, fruits and vegetables she and her partner, Clare, grow in their garden. They’re also involved in various community pet rescue organizations and stay busy with three dogs, two cats and fish.

PARTNERS
Bruce V. Benator »
Managing Partner, Assurance Services

Kevin J. Hedrick »
Partner, Tax Planning and Compliance Services

Steven G. Horn »
Director of Tax Planning, Compliance Services and International Tax Consultation

Todd Koransky »
Partner, Tax Planning and Compliance Services

Petra Orquiola »
Partner, Assurance Services

Laura E. Speir »
Partner in Charge, Controllership and Accounting Services

Patricia A. Yeager »
Partner, Assurance Services, Director of Non-Profit Services

MANAGERS
Jamie Burak »
Human Resources

Kory Findley »
Assurance Services

Heather Kunz »
Marketing & Business Development

David Nash »
Tax Manager

Griselle Umpierre »
Assurance Services