Hood & Strong Announces Multiple Promotions

Hood & Strong LLP, a leading Bay Area accounting and business consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Matthew Corder, CPA, Emily Murphy, CPA and Samantha Re, CPA.

Corder joined Hood & Strong in 2014 after spending two years with a large regional firm based in Texas. In his new position as audit manager, he oversees the audit process for closely-held businesses, non-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. Additionally, Corder has been a member of Hood & Strong’s audit efficiency group and has led several in-house trainings. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. Corder received his accounting degree from Texas Christian University and received a Master’s in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Murphy has also been promoted to audit manager. She started her public accounting career with Hood & Strong in 2013 after receiving her business management economics degree from University of California, Santa Cruz. Emily oversees the audit process for closely held businesses and non-profit organizations. She recently became a member of the firm’s quality control committee and has assisted with several technical research projects for client matters and the firm’s in-house training. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.

Re has been promoted to tax manager. She has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in providing tax services to high-net worth individuals and closely held businesses. Re began her career in the East Bay, where she acquired in-depth experience with defined contribution plan audits, taxation of high-net worth individuals, professional service companies, trucking companies, and real estate partnerships. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University and earned her Master’s in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

“The promotions of Matt, Emily and Samantha – as well as others promoted within the Hood & Strong team – represent our firm’s commitment to developing all professionals at every level,” said Susan Malone, managing partner of Hood & Strong. “I am proud to recognize their contributions to the firm’s success with these promotions.”