BeachFleischman PC, one of Arizona’s largest locally-owned CPA firms, announces the promotion of Julia Miessner to Shareholder. Julia Allen Miessner, CPA/ABV/CFF, CGMA, is the Practice Leader for the firm’s Financial Forensics and Valuation Services Group. As a forensic accountant and business valuation analyst, Julia works closely with attorneys and clients in Arizona as a litigation consultant and expert witness for civil and criminal litigation cases. She also performs complex financial calculations, authors reports, and testifies in connection with cases involving marital dissolution, economic damages, lost profits, fraud, and probate and trust matters.

Julia is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where she serves on their CFF Credential Committee, CFF Exam Task Force, and ABV/CFF Champion Task Force. Julia graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified in Financial Forensics, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

BeachFleischman also announces that Kim D. Paskal, CPA, MBA, has been appointed the firm’s chief operating officer of tax, effective January 1, 2020. Paskal will succeed Peter Beahan CPA, ABV,  who served in the role since 2016. The board appointed Paskal as part of the firm’s succession and strategic plans. She joined BeachFleischman in 1996 and has also served as the industry segment leader for the firm’s financial and professional services practice since 2010 and the cost segregation practice since 2019. She will transition her industry segment leadership role to focus on her new responsibilities as the tax department leader. Beahan has been elected executive vice president of the firm effective January 1, 2020. He will continue to serve firm clients, with an emphasis on the healthcare practice, provide mentoring to staff, and remain a member of the firm’s management committee.

Paskal’s specialties as a tax practitioner include tax-planning, consulting, and compliance for entrepreneurial businesses as well as high net worth individuals. She also has a depth of experience with cost segregation, tax-deferred exchanges, and other tax savings vehicles. 

Paskal attended Furman University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. She is also a graduate of Arizona State University, where she received a Master of Business Administration. She is involved in several professional and community organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Tucson Tax Study Group and a member of Next 20, a professional peer group of elite tax advisors throughout the U.S. Paskal also serves on the Board of Trustees and is the Treasurer for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.

About BeachFleischman PC

BeachFleischman PC is one of Arizona’s largest locally-owned CPA firms and a Top 200 largest CPA firm in the United States. BeachFleischman provides accounting, assurance, tax, and advisory services to businesses (U.S. and foreign-based), organizations, and individuals. The firm serves customers doing business domestically and internationally and specializes in a variety of practice areas, including healthcare, construction, real estate, manufacturing, hospitality, high-tech, not-for-profit, and service businesses. Offices are in Tucson, AZ (headquarters), and Phoenix, AZ. Visit www.beachfleischman.com for more information.