CU Audit & Compliance Group
Meet Our Auditors
VP, Audit & Consulting
Hiram H. Hollifield, CPA is the head of CU Audit & Compliance Group (CUACG). His experience spans over 25 years working exclusively with credit unions. During this time he has developed a level of experience with credit unions rarely found in other CPA firms. Hiram manages the audit and consulting team, providing audit, compliance, and consulting services to credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi.
Prior to working with The League of Southeastern Credit Unions Hiram operated his own CPA firm which provided financial statement audits and supervisory committee audits to over 136 state and federally chartered credit unions ranging in size from under $1 million in assets to over $225 million in assets.
Hiram and his team’s knowledge of and commitment to the credit union movement is key to the success of CUACG.
Senior Auditor/Office Manager (TN)
Kathy Hollifield, a senior auditor/office manager, has processed a variety of audits and tax returns for credit unions throughout the state of Tennessee. Prior to joining the firm, Kathy was the manager at Appliance Credit Union, the manager at Blazer Credit Union, and served as both the head of marketing and loan officer for Memorial Credit Union. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga in accounting and finance.
Audit Manager – AL
Stephanie Moore, Audit Manager, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and her Master’s Degree from University of Phoenix in 2012. She has over 10 years of experience delivering accounting services to organizations and found her passion in auditing over three years ago. She started with CUACG in 2016 after working for Revenue Discovery Systems as an auditor for over two years. Stephanie’s primary territory is Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Audit Manager – FL
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Nicole Irwin graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She previously worked for the Blackhorse Pub & Brewery for 12 years, ending as a manager.
Audit Manager – TN
Marcus King, Audit Manager, graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a degree in accounting, Marcus joined CUACG in January 2014. He covers many credit unions in the Jackson, TN, area.
Staff Auditor – AL
Morris Perry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Miles College and is very excited about putting his degree and past experiences to use serving credit unions.
Senior Auditor – TN
Shawna Southerland, a senior auditor, has worked since 1999 auditing credit unions throughout the state of Tennessee. She has also worked as a mortgage consultant, branch manager, and accounting manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from East Tennessee State University.
Senior Auditor – TN
Vickie Taylor, a senior auditor, started working for First Tennessee Bank right out of high school as a part-time teller, working her way to manager. After finishing her accounting degree from Eastern Tennessee State University, she went to work for the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, where she examined credit unions. After some time as an examiner, she went to Tennessee Teachers Credit Union as its manager and then to Greater Eastern Credit Union as its CEO. Vickie has been managing a family partnership for the past several years, but returned in August to auditing credit unions in the Tri-Cities area.