Stephanie O’Rourk is a partner at CohnReznick who leads the emerging concept companies and operational consulting efforts of the Firm’s Hospitality Industry practice. Based in the Atlanta office, she has more than 20 years of public accounting experience in both audit and tax, advising her clients on best practices and tax efficient strategies. Her clients consider her a trusted business advisor and value her experienced insights and business acumen.
Having worked with several of the nation’s leading growth concepts, Stephanie oversees the Firm’s nationwide initiative on emerging concept companies and operational consulting. She has helped implement best practices and industry standard reporting and financial controls for numerous hospitality companies. She leverages her knowledge of the various technologies available to the industry to help clients achieve their goals. Her experiences have helped her develop an in-depth understanding of the tax code and the challenges and opportunities that exist in the hospitality industry.
Working closely with other leaders in the Hospitality Industry practice, Stephanie has assisted clients in restructuring their businesses in an efficient manner in order to best maximize tax benefits, improve profitability and cash flow, implement incentive compensation programs, obtain financing, and negotiate lending terms, as well as position their companies for liquidity events. Stephanie has helped developed our proprietary profit enhancement program and cash flow management systems which allow companies to run efficiently and to maximize their profitability. Used properly, these programs provide operators with a road map for their financial success and forecast their cash needs as their companies continue to grow.
In 2016, Stephanie was appointed to the advisory board of Nosh Talks, an organization she helped found that is dedicated to producing content-based events focused on restaurants, their operations, and business practices. She was selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Business and was featured among Long Island’s Who’s Who of Women in Professional Services by Long Island Business News in 2011.
B.S., Accounting, State University of New York, Binghamton
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Nosh Talks - Advisory Board Member