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Derrick Collins

Mr. Collins is the Director of Accounting at the Ardent Companies. He manages the accounting team, investment financial accounting (according to GAAP and Tax Law), corporate financial accounting, income tax reporting, and audits. Prior to Ardent, Mr. Collins worked as the Controller with Pope and Land Enterprises. Prior to Pope and Land, Mr. Collins worked as a Senior Real Estate Accountant at Wells Real Estate Funds. Mr. Collins has over 11 years of combined experience of managing the accounting cycle, general ledger accounting, tax return preparation, and serving as the liaison between the client and CPA firms conducting audits. Mr. Collins also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Clayton State University.


Mr. Collins received a Master of Accounting from Kennesaw State University, a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Mercer University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Economics) from Georgia State University. Mr. Collins holds a CPA license in the state of Georgia.


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