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Calibre CPA Group Announces New Partner and Principal to the Firm

WASHINGTON, DC:  (January 18, 2023) The Partners of Calibre CPA Group, PLLC are pleased to announce the promotion of James A. Poulos, CPA, to Partner of the firm and Jesse C. Sargent to Principal of the firm.

James A. Poulos, CPA has been with Calibre CPA Group for nearly 12 years serving in various capacities as Auditor to Senior Manger to his new role as Partner. He has a wealth of experience providing audit and accounting services for the employee benefit plan and tax-exempt community. James has concentrated his career on single and multiemployer benefit funds, labor unions, associations, foundations, charitable organizations, and other exempt entities. He is also a specialist in the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan practice, with expertise in a wide variety of plans including defined benefit, defined contribution, 401(k), pension, health and welfare, annuity, and other funds.

“In my new role as Partner, I look forward to helping my clients secure the future of their mission and evolving into a trusted strategic advisor as our clients work to navigate their continuously changing industries,” said James Poulos. “Within Calibre, I hope to advance the firm and profession, while ensuring our company remains an inclusive, equitable organization that our employees feel proud to call home.”

Jesse C. Sargent has been with Calibre CPA Group for over 12 years initially serving as Staff Auditor and promoted several times over the years to serving in his previous role as Audit Manager and now to Audit Principal of the firm. He has significant public accounting experience in the specialized field of tax-exempt organizations including nonprofits, charitable entities, trade and professional associations, labor unions, employee benefit plans, and others. Jesse is responsible for all aspects of client service and engagement management including engagement budgeting, supervision of staff personnel, preparation of financial statements, tax filings and informational returns. He also facilitates continuing training and education programs for staff auditors and is a member of the Accounting & Auditing, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Social committees at the firm.

“I am honored to accept this promotion to Principal of the firm. I look forward to diligently serving the firm, our clients, and staff in this new capacity,” said Jesse Sargent. “I have worked at Calibre my entire professional career, and in this new role, I hope to maintain and expand those pathways to leadership so our younger staff can do the same.”

“Calibre is excited to announce the promotion of these two exemplary individuals within our firm to their new roles as Partner and Principal of the firm,” said Jim Kokolas, Managing Partner, Calibre CPA Group. “Their dedication and service to our clients and staff has been incredible over their tenure and we are thankful they are a part of our Calibre family.”

Calibre CPA Group is a full-service accounting and advisory firm with big capabilities. Calibre focuses on helping labor organizations, employee benefit plans, and other not-for-profit organizations and other business enterprises nationwide make a difference through proactive and value-added accounting, audit, taxation, forensic and risk advisory, and payroll compliance services. With offices in the Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, nearly 200 specialists work hand-in-hand with labor unions, associations, not-for-profits, employee benefit plans, and business enterprises. Calibre helps these organizations stay ahead of financial developments and guides them through the complexities of accounting and reporting regulations. For more information, go to calibrecpa.com

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