Adam Thomas
Office Managing Partner / Tampa Bay CPA
Tampa Bay, FL

Adam has close to 20 years of public accounting experience. He currently serve as Managing Partner of DHG's Tampa Bay office, as well as an Assurance Partner with a focus on serving the following industry sectors: financial institutions, investment funds and other asset management companies; technology companies; and private equity-backed portfolio companies across a diverse group of industries.

Prior to joining DHG, Adam worked with a Big Four accounting firm serving community and regional banks in Alabama and Georgia ranging from $150 million to $40 billion in total assets, in addition to public and private technology companies, and various other industries.

His financial services industry experience includes internal controls (both FDICIA and SOX), various ALLL models, SBA lending, and business combinations (including FDIC-Assisted Acquisitions). He also works on internal audits and SEC reporting, and he has supported many clients through merger and acquisition activities.

Adam also has experience working with technology companies, maintaining a focus in Fintech companies, including analyzing revenue recognition for software, hardware, and other multiple-element arrangements.

For asset management companies, Adam has experience with various types of investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and common trust funds, family offices, and trust departments providing audit, custody rule compliance, SSAE 16 reporting, and internal control/internal audit services.

Adam is a frequent contributor to industry publications and presents at industry conferences on emerging issues and trends. He is an active member of the local community, including a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Raleigh Program and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Program.


Professional Organizations
  • AICPA
  • Samford University Accounting Program, Professional Advisory Board
  • Bankers Association, Member of AL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA & WV
  • Association of CPAs, Member of AL, GA & NC
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
    Samford University
  • Master of Accountancy, Accounting
    Samford University
Industry Focus
  • Broker-Dealers & Registered Investment Advisors
  • Technology & Life Sciences
  • Real Estate
  • Private Equity
Service Areas
  • Attest Services
  • Audit, Reviews & Compilations
  • Assurance
  • SEC Services
  • SOC 1 and 2 Services
  • Leadership Raleigh, Chamber of Commerce, 2014-2015
  • Tampa Bay's 40 Under 40 Honoree 2018
  • Leadership Tampa, Chamber of Commerce, 2018-2019
Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant - AL - 9386
  • Certified Public Accountant - FL - AC51830
  • Certified Public Accountant - GA - CPA025657
  • Certified Public Accountant - NC - 37156

Certifications
  • Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist
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