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Andrew Copeland, CPA

Andrew C. Copeland is the Chief Financial Officer of Southern Diversified Construction, a $40 million fiber optic construction and engineering company located in MS.  He is also CFO and shareholder of Diversified Construction Services, a $40 million general construction company primarily focused on the hospitality industry.  Combined both companies employ over 250 people, contract to over 100 subcontractors, and account for over $10 million in equipment on jobs employing fixed price, unit base and time and material billing.  The companies have operated across thirty-five different states.

Andrew has worked in both industry and public accounting with his focus having been in the construction industry.  He has provided professional services to many types and sized construction companies including audit, review, taxation and job consulting.

Andrew earned his Bachelor in Public Accountancy from Mississippi State University and later his Masters in Taxation from Mississippi State. He is a member of the AICPA and the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Andrew is the author of Construction Auditing Accounting and Taxation, Construction Accounting Advanced Issues, and Taxation of Construction Contractors all continuing education courses published by the AICPA. Andrew has taught continuing education courses in the construction industry for 30 different state societies through the AICPA. He was honored with the Outstanding CPE Instructor in 2005 by the AICPA. Andrew was also honored in 2003 as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Andrew and his wife, Margaret, have two children.