Tidwell Group appoints three partners

10 August 2023 Consulting.us 3 min. read
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Tidwell Group, a Birmingham, AL-based accounting and consulting firm focusing on the real estate industry, has appointed three new partners: Natalie Giesen, Mindy Reed, and Michael Wilson.

“We couldn't be more thrilled to have Natalie, Mindy, and Michael join us as Partners at Tidwell Group," said J. Barry Tidwell, national managing partner. "Their remarkable skillsets and diverse backgrounds are a true testament to our firm's unwavering commitment to gathering the finest professionals in the industry. Working together, we'll keep raising the bar for our services, always striving for excellence in everything we do."

Natalie Giesen (assurance, Birmingham) has more than 15 years of experience, including nine in public accounting. She joined Tidwell in 2022 as an assurance manager, specializing in affordable housing.

Before that, Giesen spent nearly six years as director of finance at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. She also previously worked in the financial and regulatory internal audit unit of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

Earlier in her career, Giesen was an audit manager at Sellers, Richardson, Holman & West. She began her career at Tidwell, spending four-and-a-half years at the firm and latterly serving as a senior audit associate.

Giesen has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University. She is a certified public accountant.Tidwell Group appoints three partners

Mindy Reed (assurance, Birmingham) has over 18 years of experience in public accounting. She joined Tidwell in 2021 and focuses on engagements with construction contractors as well as low-income housing tax credit projects and HUD-assisted projects.

Before joining Tidwell, Reed worked in the assurance practices of RSM, EY, and Sellers, Richardson, Holman & West.

She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University and is a certified public accountant.

Michael Wilson (assurance and consulting, Atlanta) has over ten years of experience in public and real estate accounting, with a specialization in audit and advisory services for real estate partnerships financed by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.

Wilson joined Tidwell in 2021 as a senior manager, having previously spent nearly two years as CFO of The NuRock Companies, a real estate developer. Before that, he spent eight years at accountancy Novogradac & Company, where he was latterly a manager.

Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia and is a certified public accountant.

Tidwell Group specializes in the tax credit, real estate, and construction industries – serving all asset classes within the affordable housing industry. The firm has specialized expertise in low-income housing tax credits, bonds, conventional financing, renewable energy, HUD compliance and reporting, and USDA-Rural Development compliance and reporting.

Tidwell has 198 employees listed on LinkedIn and has offices in Birmingham, Atlanta, Austin, Columbus, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Tampa. It is the 116th largest accountancy in the US, with $41.5 million in annual revenue, according to Inside Public Accounting.