Background & Experience

Kent Thomas, a Director with KatzAbosch, joined the firm in 1984. He is the co-founder of the Construction Services Group and has provided accounting and tax services to contractors and construction firms for more than 20 years, as well as closely-held businesses in the distribution, and transportation sectors. In addition, he is responsible for the firm’s cost segregation services, and speaks regularly on these topics at national trade conventions and conferences. A dedicated professional, Kent holds the prestigious distinction of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), a certification held by less than 40 professionals in Maryland and less than 1,000 professionals in the United States. He is also a CCA, certified construction auditor. This nationally recognized certification is sponsored by the National Association of Construction Auditors. He applies his knowledge of the latest trends and changes in the construction industry to help clients achieve their financial and personal goals.

Education

James Madison University, Bachelor of Business, Accounting

Areas of Specialization

Kent provides a full range of accounting and tax services for clients, including:

  • Tax planning
  • Financial reporting
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Research & development credits
  • Obtaining bonding and financing
  • Business succession planning
  • Estate planning
  • Job cost systems evaluation
  • Software consultation

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1985
  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, 2005
  • Certified Construction Auditor, 2012

Awards

  • SmartCPA, Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine, 2007

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
  • Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), Board Member
  • Building Congress & Exchange (BCE), Past Foundation Board President, Finance Committee Member
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Training Facility Task Force
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)