ATLANTA — The Georgia State Board of Accountancy (GSBA) is pleased to announce that Paul Ziga, CPA has been named executive director. Ziga will lead the GSBA in their efforts to license and regulate certified public accountants and public accounting firms in Georgia.
Board Chairman, Julian Deal, said "The GSBA Board members look forward to working with Paul. He will be an effective leader of the GSBA’s day-to-day operations and will work diligently to oversee the CPA profession in Georgia. As a CPA he fully understands our purpose to protect the public welfare by providing for the regulation of the practice of public accountancy and the certification of those who are entitled to engage in this practice."
Effective July 1, 2014, the GSBA was transitioned from operating as a licensing board within the Secretary of State’s Professional Licensing Board (PLB) Division to operating as an attached agency of the State Accounting Office. Paul will be the first executive director to guide the GSBA operating in their new location.
Boyd Search, CEO of The Georgia Society of CPAs said, "We are excited for what this hire represents, there is no doubt that Paul brings a deep understanding of and passion for his profession."
Before joining the GSBA, Ziga served as a manager and senior analyst in the partnership accounting group for Verizon Wireless where he worked extensively with Deloitte & Touche on the annual audits of multiple partnerships.
Ziga added, "I am extremely excited about joining the team at the GSBA. The work that is being done to enforce and regulate the CPA profession in Georgia is critical to protecting Georgia’s citizens. I am passionate about the credibility, validity and reliability of the CPA license on which the public relies."
Ziga began his career as a senior accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick where he supervised audit teams, representing a client list that included health care equipment and carpet manufacturers, government entities, banks and retail grocery.
Paul is a graduate of Emory University (B.A.) and Georgia State University (MBA in accounting). He lives in Suwanee with his wife.
GSCPA is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With almost 14,000 members throughout the state, the purpose of GSCPA is to achieve excellence by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning, and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit www.gscpa.org.