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Robert Cook

Robert Cook, ’12
Manager, Huntsville, AL

I chose to work at Draffin Tucker because of the company’s atmosphere and because of the many different opportunities I knew I’d have working with a firm of its size.

One of the many great things about Draffin Tucker is the willingness of everyone to help you learn and grow as a professional. My greatest fear about going into public accounting as an auditor was that I wouldn’t be able to catch on quickly to the software, company policies, and how to audit. Everyone at Draffin Tucker has gone above and beyond in helping me learn, and develop as a professional.

Atlanta is a great place to live. There is always something going on, and the restaurant selection is virtually endless. There is something here for everyone.

My time at Alabama was great, and I love to relive my experiences there by getting together with friends and watching the games. And, of course, going back to Tuscaloosa is always fun.

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Eddie Phillips, ’80
Principal, Birmingham, AL

As an experienced hire, I chose Draffin Tucker because of its outstanding reputation.

The firm is very well-respected in the healthcare industry. Also, I have known several of the Draffin Tucker partners for many years.
The people of Draffin Tucker are both friendly and professional. The firm has a one firm, one family atmosphere.

Atlanta is a great place to live and work. The Falcons, Braves and Hawks give us professional sports year round. I really enjoy attending some of the Chick-fil-A collegiate football games played at the Georgia Dome. Alabama has played in the kickoff classic twice in the past few years and is scheduled to appear again the next two years. I also love the many great restaurants the city offers.

I attend local Alabama alumni chapter meetings when possible and I have served as president of the Atlanta Red Elephant Club (athletic booster club). I also enjoy attending football games in Tuscaloosa each fall with friends and family.

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Joe Pierce, ’15
Accounting Associate II, Southlake, TX

My wife’s family lives in Albany. I visited frequently throughout college and we discussed moving here after school. Draffin Tucker was the obvious choice geographically. During my office interview, I realized that the firm personnel really enjoyed their day-to-day jobs and the firm, from staff to partners, treat each other with respect.

Life happens outside of work. The firm understands that and that’s why they encourage a healthy balance of work and life, something that is rare in the accounting industry.

I love that Albany feels like a small town. There’s a sense of community you don’t typically get from a town with its size. There are several golf courses in Albany and when I get free time that’s where I prefer to be. If not the course, then the river. Additionally, Albany is just a few short hours to the beach! If all that falls through, there’s always the local brewery which hosts events throughout the year. And serves beer, of course!

I watch every game with my wife in our Alabama jerseys. We even have a jersey for our dog to wear when the tide plays. We try to make it back for at least a game each season, sometimes more. When we’re at the beach, we set up our Tide Tent and watch the game right there in the sand with our tablets.

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Jimmy Self, ’19
Accounting Associate I, Greenwood, SC

I felt that I could become a valuable member of the firm after my interview.

The comfortable environment as opposed to the chaotic environment at a larger accounting firm was a significant draw.

I love Atlanta and wanted to live here because it is the halfway point between my hometown and my alma mater. I’m a big Alabama football fan and enjoy visiting the campus for football games.

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Will Sherman, ’20
Accounting Associate I, Jacksonville, FL

I didn’t want to work in a big four environment and I enjoyed meeting everyone I did during the interview process. The people I met and the little bit of the office culture I experienced are what made me decide to accept my offer from Draffin Tucker.

The best thing is the office culture and the feeling of being in a setting where everyone is friendly and willing to help you succeed. Everyone is professional and gets their work done but they have fun while doing it.

I like living in Albany because of the pace of life. All the hobbies I listed above have a place here where I can partake in them and for me, that’s more than enough.

I am a member of the Alabama Alumni association and am on the waiting list for season tickets. Hopefully, I’m lucky enough to have the chance for tickets but I don’t see myself getting any for a while.