Baltimore, Maryland – Brian M. Davis, Managing Director and CEO of ClearView Group, LLC has announced the addition of Christopher Tracy as a Principal, where he will join the leadership team of the Firm’s State and Local Tax practice.
“Chris is one of those game-changers that you’re lucky to get if you can,” said Davis. “Being able to attract someone like him really validates that the culture we’re developing and our approach to serving clients is being recognized as something unique and special. He’s a leading technical expert in the country within his specialties, but brings with him the ‘do whatever it takes’ practical approach our Firm is bringing to the market. He has every right to have an ego, but doesn’t, and that makes him a perfect fit for us.”
Mr. Tracy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and brings to ClearView significant experience as a multi-state transaction tax consultant. Mr. Tracy specializes in Sales & Use, Virginia Business Professional Occupational License (BPOL), Business License, Gross Receipts, Personal Property, Federal Excise and Employment Taxes. He has represented clients in a variety of industries that range from small, privately held companies to Fortune 100 companies, and has recognized millions of dollars in tax savings for those clients throughout his career.
Mr. Tracy is well versed in the use of valid statistical sampling techniques in the context of sales & use tax audits, and is recognized throughout the industry for his expertise. He is a sought-after lecturer for Lorman Education Services, and regularly serves as an expert witness in Maryland Tax Court.
Prior to joining ClearView, Mr. Tracy held the position of Director of State and Local Tax at Altus Group US, Inc (previously SC&H Group, Inc.). During his decade-long tenure, he was responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s Gross Receipts practice, and managed major aspects of a multi-state Sales & Use Tax practice.
Mr. Tracy received a B.S. in Accounting from Towson University. He is a licensed CPA, and holds memberships in the American Institute of CPAs, the Maryland Association of CPAs (and is a member of its State Tax Committee), as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business.
“I have admired what ClearView has accomplished in the industry,” said Tracy. “I chose to join ClearView based on the energy, technical expertise, and culture that’s evident in everything they do. I’m very excited to join the team and to help grow the Firm’s existing State and Local Tax practice into one of the premier practices in the country.”
Through its member companies – BD & Company, Inc., and ClearView Consulting, Inc. – ClearView Group provides attest, tax, risk advisory, business technology, accounting & finance, and state & local tax consulting services to domestic and international clients across many industry verticals. ClearView was recently awarded One of the Best Places to Work in Baltimore, and is one of the fastest growing CPA and Management consulting firms in the region.
For more information on ClearView, visit http://cviewllc.com or call 410.415.9700