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Frazier & Deeter announces Keith Longacre as new Financial Services industry leader

Former Big 4 executive brings years of experience to Frazier & Deeter’s financial services and Process, Risk & Governance practices.

Atlanta, GA – August 19, 2016 – Frazier & Deeter announced the addition of Keith Longacre, CIA, CISA as its new National Financial Services Practice Leader. Longacre joins the firm as a partner in the firm’s Process, Risk & Governance practice.

“Keith Longacre has more than 30 years of experience providing internal audit and risk management services in the financial services industry,” said Seth McDaniel Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “Financial services is a highly specialized industry requiring unique expertise. We are delighted to have Keith provide his leadership and experience in this key segment of our client base.”
Longacre joins Frazier & Deeter after serving 14 years as a partner in the advisory practice of Ernst & Young LLP in Atlanta.

“Keith Longacre is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of the unique issues and risks facing financial services companies in this unprecedented regulatory environment,” said Louis J. Beierle, former Chief Audit Executive at Hudson City Bancorp. “Keith’s leadership on our internal audit engagement was instrumental in helping us address the heightened expectations of our multiple regulators while also generating value for the company. Frazier & Deeter has gained a tremendous leader with the addition of Keith.”

“Keith Longacre brings years of internal audit, risk management and regulatory compliance expertise to our financial services clients,” said Sabrina Serafin, Partner and National Leader of Frazier & Deeter’s Process, Risk & Governance practice. “Keith is an ideal fit with our expanding team of world-class experts and we are delighted that he is joining the team.”

“Frazier & Deeter is one of the fastest growing firms in the country and they have built a risk advisory practice that is very highly regarded,” said Longacre. “I believe Frazier & Deeter is ideally suited to serve the needs of the financial services industry and I am excited to have the opportunity to help continue to build this important practice.”

Longacre holds the designations of Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information System Auditor. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Delaware.

About Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals.

Frazier & Deeter has been named one of the 2016 top Accounting Firms to Work For, the 56th largest CPA firm and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a Best of the Best CPA firm by INSIDE Public Accounting nine times.

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