Debbie Lenz Clark, CPA

Atlanta Office

Debbie's Tax Experience

Snapshot and Years of Experience

Debbie Lenz Clark has over 30 years of tax accounting, income tax compliance and audit defense working with large and small tax departments and Big 4 accounting firms.

Tax Accounting

  • Management of all aspects of tax accounting including preparation/review of: monthly provision calculations, tax accounting entries, effective tax rate reconciliations, deliverables to financial accounting teams, tax footnote disclosures, balance sheet proof analyses for deferred taxes and taxes payable, provision-to-return analyses and related accounting entries, tracking of Federal, state and international tax attributes for deferred tax reporting, and workpapers submitted for annual external attest audits
  • Preparation/review of tax basis balance sheets
  • Management of SOX controls compliance
  • Management of all aspects of ASC 740-10 including evaluation, categorization, and measurement of uncertain tax positions

Tax Compliance

  • Management of all aspects of the Federal income tax compliance function including separate company and consolidated corporate and partnership returns
  • Preparation of Elections and Disclosures to be filed with corporate and partnership returns
  • Review of quarterly estimate and extension calculations

Tax Leadership

  • Establishment of in-house tax functions for closely held and private-equity-owned companies
  • Creation of formal documentation of tax processes, work product, and project workplans

IRS Tax Audits

  • Development of audit cycle plans
  • Management of the IRS Information Document Request (“IDR”) process including responses to IRS requests and Notices of Proposed Adjustments
  • Negotiation and resolution of issues and settlement options through the IRS Appeals level

Tax Technology Experience

  • Experienced user of ONESOURCE Tax Provision (OTP) software
  • Testing and data validation associated with implementation of OTP software
  • Familiarity with CorpTax and BNA Fixed Asset System functionality and outputs
  • Basic proficiency using Alteryx, OneStream and SAP accounting systems

Previous Work Experience

  • CSM Bakery Solutions LLC
  • Truist Bank (f/k/a SunTrust Banks, Inc.}
  • AT&T
  • Arthur Andersen
  • Deloitte Tax LLP


  • Virginia Tech –
    Bachelor of Science in
    Business, Accounting Major


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