Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd. Celebrates Recent Staff Promotions 

Alexandria, Va. – February 16, 2016 – Partners Steve Halt and Andy Powell of Halt, Buzas & Powell are proud to announce several recent staff promotions.

Franziska Jupiter has been promoted from Staff II Accountant to Senior Accountant. Franziska has been with the firm since April 2012 and began in the outsourcing department. In June 2013, she moved into the firm’s tax department. Franziska received her business degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Juliana Hayfron-Benjamin has been promoted from Staff II Accountant to Senior Accountant. Juliana has been with the firm since 2015 and has over 10 years of experience in audit, financial reporting, and internal controls. Juliana received her B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rui Huang has been promoted from Staff I Accountant to Staff II Accountant. Rui started her career with the firm in January 2015, bringing with her corporate tax and audit experience. Rui received her B.S. in both English Literature and Economics at Xiamen University in China before moving to the United States. In the summer of 2014, Rui graduated from the Master of Accountancy program at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA) and is actively pursuing her CPA license.

JiYoung (Ji) Stone has been promoted from Staff I Accountant to Staff II Accountant. Ji has been with the firm since 2015 and assists with the completion of audit engagements for clients in multiple industries, and preparing individual and business taxes. Ji received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University and also holds a Master’s in Education from New York University. Ji is actively pursuing her CPA license.

At Halt, Buzas & Powell, staff are celebrated and rewarded for their consistent hard work and dedication to their clients and colleagues. Promotions, which can occur at any time, not only showcase staff accomplishments, but also encourage staff to think outside of the box and emerge as leaders within the firm.

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About Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd.

Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd. is a full-service public accounting firm with more than 40 years’ expertise providing accounting, auditing, taxation, management consulting, outsourced accounting, and managed IT services to the region’s nonprofits, businesses, and individuals. Halt, Buzas & Powell has grown steadily over the years to become a leading public accounting firm in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Our devotion to exceptional service, quality and value has led to our ranking by the Washingtonian magazine as one of the top 25 CPA firms for quality service, and listing in the Washington Business Journal as one of the Top 50 Accounting Firms by size. Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd. also has an office in Crofton, MD.