EWM Experience

The EWM partners average more than 25 years’ experience in the accounting arena. We take pride in our continual commitment to education and certification within the industry. By investing in resources that enable us to maintain the most up-to-date developments in laws and regulations, we ensure that our professionals have all the tools necessary to provide authoritative guidance that could impact your organization.  Listed below are the key people who make up the EWM Group team.  We also collaborate with specialists in various fields in order to bring our clients a comprehensive package of all-inclusive services, such as IS Specialists, Market Conduct Specialists, Actuaries, etc.

Philip D. Engelhart, CPA, MBA, CFE, AIAF

Phil has more than 20 years of accounting experience. He spent 11 years with a mid-sized accounting firm in the Atlanta area, during which time he held positions as Tax Manager, Audit Manager and Managing Partner. He has vast experience in auditing and advising business organizations in the areas of systems controls, long-term strategic planning, and taxation. He has worked with both small and large privately owned, closely held businesses operating in numerous industries including insurance, manufacturing, financing and distribution. During the last 10 years, he has worked extensively with the Georgia Department of Insurance, performing financial condition and compliance examinations of insurance enterprises licensed in the state of Georgia. Phil holds an MBA from Georgia State University. He also holds a Certified Financial Examiner (CFE) designation and an additional certification in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF). Phil is a member of the Society of Financial Examiners, the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Thomas L. Mayberry, CPA, MBA, CFE

Thomas has nearly 30 years of accounting experience, having begun his career in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand, where he was involved with auditing and tax for non-profit and for-profit organizations including the banking industry. Most of his career has been devoted to accounting and financial matters relating to the insurance industry, having spent more than 15 years in various capacities, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a Georgia domiciled insurance carrier. Thomas has extensive experience with insurance statutes and regulations dealing with insurance carriers, premium finance companies, and reinsurers. Over the past 10 years, he has worked closely with various State Departments of Insurance in Market Conduct Examinations, Financial Condition Examinations, and fraud investigations. Because of his comprehensive experience dealing with financial institutions, he is EWM’s primary contact for credit union audits. He is well versed in the NCUA Rules and Regulations. Thomas holds an MBA from Mercer University in Atlanta. He is a member of the Society of Financial Examiners, the Georgia Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

David M. Kinard, CPA

David has worked in the accounting field for 30 years, having co-founded Kinard and Company, a public accounting firm based in Atlanta, in 1981. He has worked with a wide range of companies, from sole proprietorships to multi-million dollar corporations. David has extensive experience in all phases of accounting, auditing and financial reporting, as well as a broad-based background in income taxation and related fields. For the past 10 years, he has conducted financial condition examinations for various State Departments of Insurance. David holds a BBA degree in accounting from Georgia State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPA’s.

Paul Sliwinski, CPA

Prior to joining EWM, Paul spent 10 years in public accounting, performing audits of both profit and not-for-profit entities. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was the recipient of the New York State Society of CPA’s “John T. Kennedy Memorial” award for academics. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Koye Arulogun, CPA, ACA

Before joining EWM, Koye spent nearly five years as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led financial audits of banks, securities dealers and insurance companies. He then supervised and coordinated financial audits of bank branches for the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, the largest financial services institution in West Africa. Koye holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Georgia and holds a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation, as well as a FCPA (Forensic Certified Public Accountant) designation. He is a member of both the national and Georgia Chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Forensic CPA Society.

Christopher Davis, CPA

Chris began his career in accounting as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, heavily involved with publicly held companies. He has extensive experience with testing related to sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, PCAOB audit standards, SEC Interpretive Guidance for Management, and COSO. Chris holds both a BS and a Master of Accountancy degree from Alabama State University. 

Sharon E. Kisch
Special Projects Coordinator

Sharon has more than 25 years of business experience in various industries, of which the last six years have been in the accounting industry. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Jean Kinard
Office Manager

Jean has nearly 25 years’ experience in the accounting field, having served for both public and private accounting entities. In addition to managing daily firm operations, Jean provides bookkeeping services for several EWM clients. She holds a BS degree in accounting from Georgia State University.




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