What could be better than a fresh new year – how about a fresh new decade! At Barbacane, Thornton & Company we are looking forward to what the next decade will bring. We anticipate that technology will continue to play an integral role in determining how we provide services to our clients and we have already embarked on some exciting new audit tools and techniques to employ in our business. We are committed to being cutting edge in order to continue to provide quality services but also to attract and retain talent.
We have also started the new decade with our newest Partner! We are excited to announce that effective January 1, 2020 Edmund Fosu-Laryea CPA has become a Partner-In-Training. In this new role, Edmund will function in all manner and with the key responsibilities of a Partner in the firm. During this year he will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the financial aspects of our Company with the goal of becoming a full equity Partner on January 1, 2021. Edmund graduated from Goldey-Beacom College with a BS in Accounting in 2008. He joined our firm on February 2, 2009. Graduating with an accounting degree was only the beginning of Edmund’s professional journey. He continued his studies at Goldey-Beacom and obtained a master’s degree in business administration all while working full time and pursuing the CPA designation. In August 2011 Edmund became a CPA licensed in the State of Delaware and in December of that same year he completed his master’s program.
When Edmund began working with the firm, he demonstrated from the very beginning his quest for excellence in both his educational and professional pursuits. Edmund quickly became an important team member on several audit engagements, but it was his aptitude to understand the complexities of public housing authorities that soon differentiated him. Over the past eleven years Edmund has also been instrumental in our staff training and mentoring programs. His leadership style is very welcoming to others and he demonstrates on a regular basis that he can balance the needs of clients, the firm, and the quality of our work. Dependability, integrity, honesty, and commitment are a few of the words our team uses to describe Edmund.
Edmund and his wife Eileen live in Middletown, Delaware with their two children Ivana and Jordan. In addition to his involvement with his family Edmund also serves on the board of Ingleside Homes, a nonprofit whose mission is “to ensure that every senior, regardless of their level of income, has an opportunity to live the fullest possible life at his or her highest level of independence.”
We are excited that Edmund continues his professional journey with our firm. For those who may know Edmund I’m sure you will agree with our assessment of his talents. If you have not had the pleasure, I would encourage any opportunity you may have to interact with Edmund. Any of our partner group would be happy to facilitate an introduction!