Stephanie O’Rourk, CPA, leads the efforts of the Firm’s Hospitality Industry Practice in our Atlanta office. With more than 25 years of public accounting experience in both audit and tax, Stephanie has worked closely with entrepreneurs, advising her clients on best practices and tax efficient strategies.
Having worked with several of the nation’s leading hospitality growth concepts, Stephanie oversees the Firm’s nationwide initiative on emerging concept companies and operational and financial consulting hospitality divisions. She specializes in businesses that operate one to fifty units. Stephanie has helped implement best practices and industry standard reporting and financial controls for numerous hospitality companies. She leverages her knowledge of the various technologies available to the industry to help clients achieve their goals.
Her experiences have helped her develop an in-depth understanding of the tax code and the challenges and opportunities that exist in the hospitality industry. Working closely with other leaders in the Hospitality Industry Practice, she has assisted clients in restructuring their businesses in an efficient manner in order to best maximize tax benefits, creation of financial models, improve profitability and cash flow, implement incentive compensation programs, obtain financing, and negotiate lending terms, as well as position their companies for liquidity events. Stephanie has helped developed our Profit Enhancement Programs and cash flow management systems, which allow companies to run efficiently and to maximize their profitability. Used properly, these programs provide operators with a road map for their financial success and forecast their cash needs as their companies continue to grow.
Stephanie was selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Business and was featured among Long Island’s Who’s Who of Women in Professional Services by Long Island Business News in 2011.