Hancock Askew & Co. is Excited to Announce, Nirav Shah, Principal of IT Risk & Assurance, Has Joined the Firm

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Atlanta, GA (April 20, 2021) – Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service audit, tax, accounting and advisory firm is proud to announce the hire of Nirav Shah as the new Principal of IT Risk & Assurance out of the Atlanta office.

As Principal, Nirav will provide additional leadership to the IT Risk & Assurance team at the firm. His focus will not only be in excellent client service but in business development efforts. Nirav will work closely with the Partners and other members of leadership to strategically grow the practice and strengthen relationships with centers of influence and industry leaders.

Nirav has more than 15 years of experience specializing in IT and Business Process Audits/Attestations and Non-Attestations reports (e.g., SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, Controls Optimizations, SOX, Agreed Upon Procedures, Microsoft SSPA, NTIS DMF, etc.) with the Big4 and National firms. He has served clients ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups to scope, assess and provide tailored and actionable recommendations to meet and enhance their compliance posture. Nirav graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). He is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Michael McCarthy, Firm Managing Partner, said, “Our IT Risk & Assurance practice has been quickly expanding over the years. The addition of Nirav as a leader in the group will be instrumental to the continued development of this service area and we are planning for additional growth not only in the Georgia and Florida markets, but along the Southeast and beyond.”

Chad Miller, Partner and Risk Assurance & Advisory Practice Leader, said, “Nirav’s wealth of knowledge and experience in IT Risk & Assurance, especially in SOC Examinations brings additional leadership level talent to the team and expands the firm’s resources in this area. We look forward to Nirav’s success at Hancock Askew.”

About Hancock Askew & Co. Hancock Askew is a professional services firm tracing its origins back to 1910. The firm provides services that include tax, audit, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations and other critical business consulting services. With offices in Savannah, Atlanta, and Augusta, Georgia as well as Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida; our staff of over 200 professionals provides support to an array of clients ranging from emerging businesses to large corporations, nonprofit organizations to publicly traded companies and individuals. Hancock Askew is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For more information about Hancock Askew, visit www.hancockaskew.com.

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