Chapel Hill, NC – The local accounting firm of Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, P.A. is pleased to welcome Alison Merkabah to its professional team.

“We are excited to welcome Alison to the firm as she brings several years of experience in the area of tax,” said Andrea Eason, CPA, managing partner of Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, P.A. “We are confident she will use her skills to benefit our clients.”

Merkabah joins Blackman & Sloop’s Tax Department where she will work as senior associate. Previously, she spent six years with Hathaway, Ksenzulak and Lapp, LLP in Redding, California where she worked as a tax associate. Merkabah graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2010 with a Master of Accounting degree and in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Merkabah is a resident of Cary, North Carolina.

Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, P.A. was established in 1973 as a full service CPA firm serving the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas. A large part of the firm’s services are directed toward providing management with advice on budgeting, forecasts, projections, financing decisions, financial analysis, and tax developments. Blackman & Sloop works with many different industries and is a member of the BDO Alliance USA. The firm has 30 employees, including five partners. For more information, please visit