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The FIA Team

Christina D. Purcell, CPA

Christina D. Purcell, CPA

Vice President, Director of Corporate Finance, Human Resources and Compliance
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Christina D. Purcell, CPA

Vice President, Director of Corporate Finance, Human Resources and Compliance

With more than 22 years of experience in accounting, Christina is responsible for Forest Investment Associates’ internal accounting and reporting, budgeting, cash flow management, employee stock ownership and oversight of annual financial statement audits and tax returns.  She oversees FIA’s human resources policies and procedures, including compensation and employee benefits.  She also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing and ensuring compliance with SEC regulatory requirements.  Christina joined FIA in 2005 and she serves on FIA’s Executive Committee.

Previous Experience

Before joining FIA, Christina spent four years at LNR Property Corporation accounting for various investments in development, office, retail and hotel properties.  Previously, Christina spent two years in public accounting, working in the audit and tax fields.

What is your business philosophy?

Develop a culture that recognizes and appreciates the value of human capital.  It will provide a competitive advantage, increased job satisfaction and much greater accomplishments.

Why did you choose this field / career path?

Accounting was appealing to me because it engages mathematical concepts and provides a variety of career opportunities.  Accountants exist in every industry and are involved in several aspects of a company’s operations.  It has allowed me to explore different interests, and it has given me exposure to many different parts of the business landscape.

What is one of the best lessons you’ve learned during your career?

You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with ~ surround yourself with only the best and anything is possible.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Carson-Newman College, 1997
Master of Accountancy
University of Tennessee, 1998

Expertise

Company Administration Team
Executive Committee
Risk Management Committee
Stewardship Committee

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