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Local CPA’s Merge Practices

September 2012

Paul A. Hawkinson, CPA, and Dan Muchnick, CPA, CFP — two of West Georgia’s most trusted
financial professionals — announced they have merged their practices to form Hawkinson,
Muchnick & Associates, PC. The merger will combine two industry leaders with over 50 years of
combined experience and over 35 years of serving Douglas County. Kathy Barnes, CPA who has
served numerous clients with Muchnick over the years will be part of a full-time staff of
professionals ready to meet the needs of business and individual clients of all sizes.
The combined company will eventually be headquartered at 4935 Stewart Mill Road in
Douglasville.

“We have long had great respect for each other’s dedication to clients and community, and
we’re excited to now come together as one firm, combining our talented professionals and our
distinct and complementary skill sets,” said Hawkinson, who has owned Paul A. Hawkinson,
CPA, PC since 2005 and previously worked with such prestigious firms as KPMG.
“The merger will benefit current and future clients because we will share our resources, talent
and best practices. This expands our ability to handle projects large or small” added Muchnick,
who was previously with Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P, and Price Waterhouse & Co.

Both Muchnick’s and Hawkinson’s staff will remain with the new firm, ensuring clients a
completely transparent transition and familiar faces. Hawkinson and Muchnick, along with
their strong staff of professionals, have enjoyed robust individual practices, industry leadership,
and focus on personalized service and commitment to giving back in our local community. They
are ideal complements to one-another.

If you or a colleague has been looking for certified public accountants who provide a strong set
of accounting solutions and big-firm experience with small-town personalization, Hawkinson,
Muchnick & Associates, PC deserves a close look.

About Paul A. Hawkinson
Paul graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA and an MBA in Accounting and
identified his love of numbers while still in high school when he began working in the
accounting profession with the Kroger Company in Douglasville, GA. Paul started his
professional career with KPMG in Atlanta and worked for other notable firms such as Miller,
Ray, Healey and Houser in Buckhead and Moore & Cubbedge, LLP in Marietta before setting out
to build his own practice in 2005.

Paul has extensive experience in all areas of accounting, planning and taxation, but particularly
enjoys working with individuals and those small and medium-sized businesses that are looking
for a more personal touch. His past experiences have proven to be important to clients of all
sizes in the metro area and are a good match for both current and future clients of Hawkinson
Muchnick & Associates.

Paul lives in Douglasville with his wife, Gina and their three sons. He attends church at
Douglasville First United Methodist and serves on the boards of the Douglas County Chamber,
Harvester Christian Academy, WellStar Douglas Regional Board, and the Douglas County Rotary
Club.
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About Daniel W. Muchnick
Dan graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Accounting and accepted an offer in Atlanta
from Price Waterhouse. After working a few years with another Atlanta firm, he started his own
firm with a partner in Douglasville in 1981. After running his own firm for 14 years, he merged
with Pyke & Pierce and then merged again with the regional firm of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
in 2000.

His experience with CB&H, a premiere tax, audit and consulting firm included business
consulting with individuals and closely held, owner managed business’ as well as extensive
experience with estate and retirement planning. Dan’s ability to serve such planning clients is
enhanced by his training and certification as a Certified Financial Planner.
This wide experience means a wealth of knowledge is available to small businesses and larger
businesses alike, including those in industry-specific areas like the medical and legal field,
where he has served numerous clients.

Dan lives in Douglasville with his wife, Juli and has three grown sons. He has been actively
involved in the local community as a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Douglas County
Chamber, where he has served as president and chairman of the board. He is a member of the
Douglasville First Baptist Church and currently serves as Chairman of the Deacons.

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