Santa Monica Accounting Firm Announces New Promotions

Gumbiner Savett Inc. of Santa Monica, Calif., (FY14 net revenue of $17.6 million) has announced the promotion of three of its senior managers to principal: Jill Massey, Susan Lash, both in the tax department, and Amit Jain, in the audit and accounting department.

“As an accounting firm serving clients with sophisticated needs, our new principals have proven to be invaluable to the practice and are highly respected by our clients,” says MP Rick Parent. “Their commitment to the profession is exhibited in all of the work they do and in their dedication to their clients.”

Massey is instrumental in leading much of the firm’s tax department staff training, mentoring and evaluation process. She specializes in tax planning, compliance and tax controversy resolution for construction, manufacturing, real estate, and nonprofit organization clients as well as individuals and their multi-generational families. She also focuses a significant part of her practice on partnership taxation and real estate investments.

Lash is an invaluable tax planner, assisting her clients in optimizing their tax situations and helping them meet their financial goals. She specializes in tax planning strategies and compliance filings in the areas of estate, gift, and trust administration. She also works closely with her clients on their individual and corporate tax needs.

Jain is a key member of the firm’s audit and assurance department who specializes in working with privately held entities to provide overall solutions for their audit, accounting and financial reporting requirements. Jain works with clients in the consumer finance, retail, jewelry, distribution, manufacturing and entertainment industries. He is also a member of the firm’s Quality Control committee.