UHY LLP Welcomes COO, New Partner in Capital Region

Chicago-based UHY LLP (FY17 net revenue of $140.8 million) has admitted Michael Poveda as a partner, and UHY Advisors has hired Michael Antovski as its COO.

Poveda has joined the firm as an assurance and advisory partner. Based in the Albany, N.Y., office, Poveda advises clients on emerging issues and trends impacting businesses, including complex financial reporting matters, structured transactions, risk management and performance improvement.

Poveda provides assurance, accounting and advisory services to national and international clients in various industries, from successful start-ups to the dynamic middle-market and multinational Fortune 500 companies.

“Mike joining our firm is a testament to UHY’s continued investment in our people, clients and to our community commitment in upstate New York,” says Howard Foote, MP of the New York-Capital Region. “Mike has made a significant impact in our community since returning to his home here in Albany. Given his experience as the managing partner for another top-tier global audit, tax and advisory services firm, and his two decades as a trusted advisor to senior leaders, Mike will help us provide clients with our ‘next-level service’.”

Poveda also served as a partner at a Big 4 firm, and he served as the lead client service partner and audit partner on public and privately held organizations. He advised clients on structured transactions, including strategic investments, business acquisitions and financing arrangements. He has extensive experience assisting clients with financial reporting matters, complex accounting standards and internal controls.

In other news at the firm, Antovski, as the new COO, will be responsible for the oversight of the firm’s national shared services including finance, information technology, marketing, corporate compliance and human resources. He will be active in all facets of the firm’s acquisition initiatives.

Antovski, based in Farmington Hills., Mich., office, comes to UHY having worked at a Wall Street law firm, a multi-national accounting firm and a number of law firms focused on the middle market. He has served as the lead tax partner on many mergers and acquisitions, and has led corporate restructuring initiatives. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, private equity firms and financial services organizations.

“Michael’s depth of knowledge and hands on experience complements our strong performance-oriented culture. He will fill a key role on our national leadership team as we witness an unprecedented amount of professional services firms desiring to merge up,” says UHY Advisors CEO Steve McCarty.

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