Accounting & Business Advisors | Certified Public Accountants

Nick Bruner, CPA, CFE, CVA

As the partner responsible for corporate audits and consulting, Nick manages the preparation of reviewed financial statements for for-profit entities as well as audits of financial statements and employee benefit plans. When he is not performing audits and reviews, Nick assists clients with a wide array of consulting engagements from internal control and systems review to business plans and forecasted financial statements. As a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Valuation Analyst, Nick provides litigation support and business valuations for a multitude of applications. He also maintains International Audit Standards for the firm and educates the write-up and tax staff on new accounting standards and financial statement presentation.

Problem solving and working with clients is what Nick likes best about his job. It brings him in contact with a wide array of people and businesses. “While auditing different manufacturing companies, I enjoy finding out how things are made and work. Gainesville has a very interesting mix of companies that produce products and services many people would never think Gainesville had.”

He joined Rushton in 2005 and has served as a staff accountant, audit senior and director. He earned his CPA in 2009, Certified Fraud Examiner in 2011 and Certified Valuation Analyst in 2015.

A Personal Glimpse

Nick grew up in Albany, GA and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2005 with a degree in business administration.

Nick, wife Amanda and daughter Mae enjoy getting out in the great outdoors, whether it’s Lake Lanier, the North Georgia Mountains or family trips to the beach. The Bruners are members of Gainesville First United Methodist Church and volunteer as a family whenever possible.

Active in the community and accounting industry, Nick has held leadership positions for the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce, Forsyth Family Haven, Gainesville Jaycees, Hall County United Way, Junior Achievement of Georgia – Northeast District, Leadership Hall County and the Northeast Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPA’s.

Certifications:
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, 2015
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, 2011

  • Certified Public Accountant, 2009

Specializing in:

  • For-profit clients
  • Employee benefit audits
  • Business valuations
  • Fraud and litigation support

Experience:

  • Since 2005

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts 

Education:

  • BS in Business Administration, 2005, University of Tennessee

nbruner@rushtonandcompany.com

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Nick is active in the community, serving in leadership positions for many non-profits including Gainesville Jaycees.