NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broussard Partners & Associates (BPA), a division of PRA Government Services, LLC and PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA), today announced that Julius A. (J. A.) Cline has joined the company as senior examiner after more than 30 years with the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
Lisa Broussard, vice president operations at PRA Government Services, LLC, said, "J. A.'s deep experience in Louisiana revenue administration will allow us to continue enhancing our experience in audit services, and will greatly benefit our state and local clients in Louisiana."
Cline is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant. During his three decades with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, he served as the department's representative on the Exchange Committee of the Southeast Association of Tax Administrators and was Chairman of the Field Audit Service Division's Technical Tax working group. He was also the department's representative on the Nexus and Audit Committees of the Multistate Tax Commission and was its liaison to the board of directors of the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators.
Cline joins an accomplished Broussard Partners & Associates team with extensive experience in state and local government including Ray Tangney, former sales tax policy expert and Marcia Raskin, former computer assisted audit specialist, both with the Louisiana Department of Revenue; and Kathy Pettis, former audit manager for Calcasieu Parish.
To date, PRA Government Services, LLC companies have processed more than $10 billion in business taxes and recovered in excess of $2.4 billion in business tax revenue for 950 municipalities across the United States. Broussard Partners & Associates has assisted local and state governments in collecting more than $200 million in underpaid taxes.
About PRA Government Services, LLC
PRA Group's government services provides revenue enhancement support services to state and local government in the areas of tax administration, revenue discovery and recovery, and compliance audit examination. Its companies include Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS), MuniServices and Broussard Partners & Associates (BPA).
About PRA Group
PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA), a world leader in acquiring non-performing consumer debt, returns capital to global banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in North America and Europe. PRA Group companies collaborate with customers to help them resolve their debt and also provide a broad range of revenue and recovery services to business and government clients. PRA has been recognized as one of Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for the past three years and one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in America every year since 2007. For more information, please visit www.pragroup.com.
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