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Our Staff

Our history is built on a tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The experience and academic credentials of our staff provide you with the expertise of larger firms, while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal, one-on-one approach.

Our Team

Pat Smith, CPA

pat@faas.com

Partner

Pat received his accounting degree from Ohio University. He became a Certified Public Accountant as well as a General Securities Representative. He was the vice President of Finance and Chief Finance Officer of Acute Care Medical Surgery Hospital prior to acquiring FAAS.

Pat is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Accounting and is a court-approved appraiser of descendant's estates in Athens County, Ohio. He uses his expertise on financial planning and consulting with clients as well as preparing personal, partnership, and corporate tax returns. He coaches CEO & CFO, Risk Managers, and Human Resource Managers and Board Members.

Terry Kennedy, CPA

terry@faas.com

Partner

Terry is the lead technical partner of the Maryland office and runs the accounting division of FAAS, Inc. She graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Terry started her business career working in the banking sector with OBA Federal Savings and Loan Association which is the nation's oldest savings & loan. She was responsible for daily reconciliations of ally banking transactions and for troubleshooting any reconciliations or executive queries. She received her MBA in finance from the University of Maryland where she interned with Mobil Oil Corporation within their tax accounting audit division.

Terry has also been an entrepreneur by founding two separate businesses and eventually selling them. The first venture was an import-export business where goods were brought in predominantly from Italy. The second was an Italian restaurant that specialized in pizza and other creations by her chef partner. Terry's involvement in both of these entities ended, to afford her the opportunity to migrate to Athens, Ohio in 2002. This was also immediately after passing her CPA exam. In 2003, Terry joined FAAS, Inc.

Kevin Kennedy, PhD

kevin@faas.com

Partner

Kevin received both a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and a Bachelor of Education with a focus on business education from the University of Alberta. His graduate studies include a Master of International Management from Thunderbird in international finance and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in international strategic management.

Kevin has two years of audit experience with Touche Ross and Deloitte & Touche, and another three years accounting experience with financial accounting and taxation for small and medium enterprises with a regional accounting firm prior to joining FAAS, Inc. as a partner.. He has also worked briefly for American Express within their domestic credit card division.

Kevin has received a teaching award at Texas Tech University, and been on faculty of both Ohio University and Towson University. Some other highlights of Kevin’s career are:

  • Established the entrepreneurship track at Towson University,
  • Experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, executive and corporate MBA students.
  • Extensive experience in financial management, project management, and program planning.
  • Numerous publications within the international business, entrepreneurship and strategic management fields
  • Extensive corporate experience – including international academic presentations, consultancy and work experience in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, and the United States of America.

Alex Couladis, CPA

alex@faas.com

Certified Public Accountant

Alex completed his degree in finance at Marietta College. He then joined the public accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company of Columbus, Ohio where he remained until 1979. For two years Alex worked for the multi-national AccuRay Corporation as the head of their Internal Audit Department.

In 1981 Alex returned to Athens, Ohio and became the sole owner of Alex Couladis, CPA. He merged his firm with Financial Accounting and Advisory Services in the summer of 2000.

Karen Smith

ks@faas.com

Office Manager

Karen joined the firm in 1996. She is currently the office manager at the Athens office of FAAS, Inc. In this position she shares her stong leadership. She oversees the firm's accounts receivable, including billing and client account management. She enjoys customer service, which includes front desk receiption and other correspondence with clients.

Karen also helps out with bank reconciliations, payroll, QuickBooks and other bookkeeping related tasks when needed. Prior to working at FAAS, Inc., Karen primarlily worked in the printing industry. She spent seven years helping clients design, procure or produce printed materials for their corporate entities. Karen is a graduate of Hocking College with an associate degree in computer science.

Michelle McGee-Moore

michelle@faas.com

Accountant

Michelle began her career in the secretarial field directly out of High School. She worked at Defense Supply Center Columbus for eight years, starting as a Clerk Typist and rising to the position of Procurement Assistant. She moved to California and worked in the Silicon Valley at a nationwide .com company for three years as the Administrative Assistant to the VP of Sales and Marketing. Back in Ohio, she began working at FAAS in February of 2003.

Michelle is an excellent multi-tasker and in any given day she may be answering telephone calls, processing tax returns and payroll taxes, completing accounts payable and accounts receivable for clients, or working on a computer tech. problem. Whatever the task, Michelle helps us get things done.

Jessica Allen

payroll@faas.com

Payroll Specialist

Jessica joined the firm in July of 2014 in our payroll division. She has fifteen years of bookkeeping experience with a focus on accounts receivable and payable and all aspects of payroll. Jessica has taken great pride in demonstrating excellent customer service skills with a proven ability to provide satisfaction while identifying problems and quickly resolving the issues. She came to us from the hearing devices industry, she is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist for the state of Ohio. She is an Ohio licensed Notary. Her duties here at FAAS include payroll processing, payroll taxes, and all other things payroll related. Jessica was raised in Athens and still resides in the area with her husband Jason.

Rachael Williams

rachael@faas.com

Accountant

Rachael is a junior accountant in the Maryland office of FAAS, Inc. She joined the firm in January of 2014. She has been a non traditional student working on completion of her bachelor degree in finance & marketing with a minor in accounting at Salisbury University while working full time. Her most recent positions have been a retail store manager from September 2010 to present, prior to this she was a sales associate for two years at another retail chain. She was in management within the hospitality industry for seven years. She has also worked for another public accounting firm. Rachael was recruited for her strong administrative skills and her vast knowledge of the hospitality and retail industries. The firm intends to leverage this knowledge base to recruit new clients and provide industry tacit knowledge to numerous current clients.

Lynn Johnson

lynn@faas.com

Accountant

Lynn joined the firm in November of 2014. She received her accounting degree from West Virginia University and joined the accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells in Pittsburgh, PA. She became a Certified Public Accountant and remained in public accounting for five years as an auditor and tax preparer. From 1989 through 1997 she worked part time as the accountant for a small computer consulting firm in Indiana, PA. For the next fifteen years she took on the full time job of raising her four children. We are very lucky that she recently returned to the workforce. She is a fabulous addition to our staff.