HOUSTON, TX – September 24, 2014— alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of John Corcoran, Executive Director for the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. A long time CPA and executive within the construction industry, Corcoran brings over three decades of financial and consulting experience to the firm. As a member of alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board, Corcoran will continue to serve the construction industry, helping construction and construction-related companies claim the valuable tax credits and incentives they are entitled to.

“I am thrilled to be joining such an exceptional group of professionals,” said Corcoran. “In my new role with alliantgroup, I look forward to continuing my work with CPAs in their outreach to the construction industry. I see a real opportunity to bring immense value to this vital sector of the economy.”

Corcoran was the founding President of the Valley of the Sun Chapter for the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and has in the past served as the organization’s National President. A frequent speaker at industry related conferences and events, Corcoran has devoted much of his professional career to helping CPAs better serve their construction clients. In addition to his work with CFMA, he has held numerous posts within the industry, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer for construction companies in Arizona and California.

“John is a well-respected figure not only among CPAs, but within the construction industry as a whole,” said Dean Zerbe, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and alliantgroup National Managing Director. “As a member of our board, I am looking forward to everything John will bring to the table in helping shape the future of alliantgroup.”

With first-hand experience in the financial challenges construction companies face on a day-to-day basis, Corcoran has put his expertise to good use, offering his insights to CPAs through major industry events and publications. Corcoran currently serves on steering committees for the AICPA Annual Construction Industry Conference and the AGC/CFMA Financial Management Conference. He is an editor of the Construction Controller’s Handbook published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont and was a co-editor for the Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation. He is also the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Danny B. Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award and the Debra Hahn Award, awarded to CFMA members who have devoted their energies toward the betterment of the association and its membership.

“I could not be happier to have John on our team,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “John’s expertise within the construction industry will surely enhance our services and outreach to small and mid-sized businesses.”