Bland & Associates Admits Four to Partnership

Jamie Brewer

Bland & Associates of Omaha, Neb., an IPA 300 firm, has admitted Jamie Brewer, Ryan McLouth, Kailey Riskowski and Nikki Snow as partners.

Ryan McLouth

Brewer joined the firm in 2010 and was promoted to manager of the tax department in 2014 and director in 2017, and specializes in corporations, pass-through entities, family-owned and closely held businesses, high-net-worth individuals, SALT and payroll taxation.

McLouth has been with Bland since 2007 and was named manager in the government consulting department in 2014 and then promoted to director in 2017. He works primarily on Medicare examinations and developing new audit procedures to help the government monitor new programs.

Kailey Riskowski

Riskowski joined Bland in 2009, was promoted to manager of the audit and assurance department in 2014 and named director in 2017. She works mainly with long-term care clientele, overseeing assurance services, Medicaid and Medicare cost report preparation and consulting engagements.

Nikki Snow

Snow joined the firm in 2013, was promoted to manager in 2014 then promoted to director in 2017. She specializes in multi-state income tax reporting, tax consulting and tax planning services, and is also in charge of the firm’s continuing education and training for the tax department.

“These four have not only grown as individuals at Bland but have helped grow the firm to where we are today,” says MP Jeremy Vokt. “We look forward to seeing them continue to grow and show success.”

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Bessolo Haworth Admits Sasha Baluka

Sasha Baluka

Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Bessolo Haworth has admitted Sasha Baluka as a partner. In her new role, Baluka will continue to manage some of the firm’s largest clients and will now also work with the firm’s partners to manage and lead the organization.

“This was the perfect time to promote Sasha to partner,” says MP Larry Haworth. “In addition to her expertise in the manufacturing, retail and distribution segments, Sasha is a leader who works collaboratively with staff and others to ensure an exceptional level of client service.”

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MFA Admits Kristen Godsoe

Kristen Godsoe

Boston-based The MFA Companies has admitted Kristen Godsoe as a partner to lead the firm’s SEC audit practice.

In nearly four years with MFA, Godsoe has consulted with a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies regarding U.S. GAAP and SEC financial reporting, strategic audit planning, performance improvement and internal controls. Prior to joining MFA, she spent more than 10 years with KPMG’s consumer and industrial manufacturing practice, specializing in the planning and completion of global SEC audits.

“Not only is Kristen technically skilled, but she personifies what we look for in a natural leader at MFA,” says MP Carl Famiglietti. “Her poise, pragmatism and determination enhance the culture within the firm and reflect her fundamental desire to provide unparalleled service and support to our growing customer base.”

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PKF O’Connor Davies Admits Bruce Desrosiers as Partner

Bruce Desrosiers

New York-based PKF O’Connor Davies, an IPA 100 firm, has admitted Bruce Desrosiers as a partner in the firm’s tax practice.

Desrosiers has 25 years of experience working on complex tax and compliance issues, with expertise in the areas of estates and trusts, income tax compliance, cost-segregation analysis and estate administration. He began his career at a Big 4 firm and more recently served as tax partner and director of tax services for noted accounting and advisory firms in Providence, R.I.

“Bruce has built his career on delivering solutions clients depend on to minimize tax impact and anticipate and address compliance challenges,” says Ned McCrory, PIC of the firm’s Rhode Island office. “As the world gets a little more uncertain every day, he’s exactly the kind of expert we’re looking to add to our strong tax team in Rhode Island and beyond.”

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Ryan Campbell Admitted at Anglin Reichmann Armstrong

Ryan Campbell

Huntsville, Ala.-based Anglin Reichmann Armstrong, an IPA 400 firm, has admitted Ryan Campbell as PIC in the firm’s Pensacola, Fla., office, effective July 15. He takes over for partner Donna Bloomer, who will transition to managing the firm’s estate and trust taxation and planning practice.

A 17-year veteran of the firm, Campbell has experience in industries including manufacturing, construction, government contracting, health care and real estate, with specializations in CFO and outsourced accounting advisory services, R&D credits, business valuations and accounting systems.

“As we look at the future of our firm and the growth potential in Huntsville and Pensacola, we want Donna to have more time to devote to client relations and sustaining our strength with individual and family estate work for years to come,” says MP Gary Anglin. “Ryan’s promotion represents our next generation of leaders who can explore new opportunities in the market.”

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Blackman & Sloop Admits Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Blackman & Sloop of Chapel Hill, N.C., has admitted Ben Johnson as a principal.

Johnson joined the firm in 2012 and most recently served as a senior manager, providing trust and estate services to high-net-worth individuals. In his new role, he will continue to lead and expand the trust and estate department.

“Ben’s achievements over the years have been proof of his dedication to our clients,” says president and MP Andrea Woodell Eason. “He performs every task with a positive attitude that is contagious to those around him.”

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Dannible & McKee Admits Mickel Pompeii

Mickel Pompeii

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Dannible & McKee has admitted Mickel Pompeii as a partner in the firm’s tax practice.

Pompeii has been with the firm since 2009, working in the areas of individual, partnership and corporate tax planning, financial planning, multi-state taxation, research and development, and international taxation and reporting.

“Mickel has consistently excelled in terms of service excellence, contribution to the firm’s growth, investment in people and expert knowledge,” says MP Michael Reilly. “We are very pleased to welcome him into the partnership and look forward to the future.”

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Withum Admits Six to Partnership

Princeton, N.J.-based Withum, an IPA 100 firm, admitted the following six partners effective July 1:

  • Scott Bartolf, theater, entertainment and the arts, New York
  • James Berg, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, East Brunswick, N.J.
  • Scott Reddersen, tax, Bethesda, Md.
  • Joseph Ro, assurance and accounting, East Brunswick, N.J.
  • Jennifer Safeer, CFO, Princeton, N.J.
  • Michael Tenny, financial services, Whippany, N.J.

“The individuals advancing to partner are those who truly live the Withum Way and think client-centrically,” says MP and CEO Bill Hagaman. “They are pillars of strength, not only in the workplace but also in their communities. We respect the collective experience they have and are excited to elevate their leadership within the team.”

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Windes Adds Two New Partners

Lisa Carrick

Long Beach, Calif.-based Windes has admitted Lisa Carrick and Samantha Graboff as partners in the firm’s audit and assurance services area.

A 16-year veteran of the firm, Carrick works on financial statement reporting, evaluation of internal controls and business consulting services for clients in a wide array of industries. She also specializes in audit and consulting services to employee benefit plans of private and non-profit plan sponsors.

Samantha Graboff

Graboff joined the Windes audit department in 2017 and is responsible for all stages of the audit process for a variety of clients, including planning, risk assessment, evaluation of internal controls and financial statement reporting services. She also has extensive experience in ERISA engagements.

“These are well-deserved promotions for Lisa and Samantha,” says MP James Cordova. “They have been instrumental with leadership roles in the firm’s employee benefit plans audit practice and both possess highly technical expertise in this specialty niche service. We look forward to the direction and growth that they will bring to our audit and assurance services practice.”

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Moore Colson Admits Geoffrey Tirone as Partner

Geoffrey Tirone

IPA 200 firm Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors of Atlanta announced that Geoffrey Tirone has been admitted as partner in its consulting practice.

In addition to his more than two decades of experience working with both private-equity groups and strategic buyers on buy- and sell-side transactions, Tirone has also led accounting teams in transitional situations in private industry. His past work spans the manufacturing and distribution, retail, financial services, energy, consumer goods and entertainment industries.

“Geoff’s extensive knowledge and experience with transactions, his passion for practice area growth and his leadership ability make him an excellent cultural fit for our consulting group,” says Moore Colson MP Bert Mills.

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