New York, NY – January 15, 2019 – Mazars USA LLP, a leading accounting, tax, and consulting firm, today announced a 9% increase in its annual revenues for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2018 and a number of changes in the firm’s leadership.
“Our firm is experiencing long-term, sustained growth, both organically and through acquisitions,” noted Mazars USA Chairman & CEO Victor Wahba. “With such growth, coupled with strong forces impacting our industry, transformation is a key focus of Mazars USA. We are committed to continually assessing our business and making modifications consistent with our values, vision, goals and strategy. As part of this, we are ensuring that those leading our teams are innovative, inspiring, and elevate performance. The experience and enthusiasm that these individuals bring to the table are sure to contribute to many more years of success for our firm.”
Principal Tifphani White-King has been named the U.S. National Tax Practice Leader. Tifphani will work closely with our market sectors, advisory and geographic leaders, in carrying out the U.S. Tax Services strategies, while continuing to enhance our collaboration with the Mazars global tax teams. Tifphani has nearly 20 years of tax experience, providing operational, strategic, and marketplace direction for emerging, mid-market, and large multinational companies. Her expertise includes international tax structuring, transaction planning, mergers and acquisitions, tax provision, compliance reporting, and other related services.
Victor Wahba said, “For the past few years, Tifphani has led the International Tax function for the firm, creating substantial value for our clients. Having her lead the Tax Practice is a natural fit as business continues to be more global. I’m excited to see her continue building on her success at the firm.”
“I’ve really enjoyed working at Mazars,” commented Tifphani. “The tax team is a strong group of professionals and I am honored to be leading them. There have been a number of changes to tax law, both in the U.S. and internationally, and I believe that my global outlook and experience leading effective teams, paired with the expertise of our professionals will be a significant benefit to our clients and firm.”
Partner Jim Welsh has taken on the role of Office Managing Partner in the firm’s Fort Washington, Pennsylvania office, effective December 1, 2018. Jim’s prior leadership experience, track record of results and significant presence in the Philadelphia and surrounding markets makes him a natural fit for the role. Jim has more than 35 years of experience providing auditing and advisory services to public companies, privately held businesses and not for profit organizations. His clients range across many industries, including manufacturing, freight and logistics, professional services, real estate, healthcare and higher education.
“Jim is a proven leader with the industry knowledge, local presence and experience necessary to oversee the firm’s Pennsylvania office,” said Victor Wahba. “He will play a critical role in identifying further growth opportunities for the office, and his collegial spirit makes him uniquely fit to oversee the firm’s expansion in this market.”
Commented Jim, “I’m very happy to be leading the Pennsylvania office for Mazars USA. We’re going through an exciting period of growth and transformation, and I look forward to creating and fostering a strong and integrated culture focused on providing a high level of service to our clients, while also ensuring that all team members have the support needed to excel.”
Partner Ron Lagnado will be the New York Office Managing Partner for the Audit & Accounting Practice. Ron has been with the firm for 15 years and has more than 25 years of experience delivering audit and accounting services to real estate companies.
“Ron’s extensive experience will be extremely valuable as he further expands the role by increasing collaboration on talent management and assisting our professionals in their career development,” noted Victor Wahba. “His background serving as a leader in the New York office and his understanding of the local market will be particularly important as we continue to grow the Audit & Accounting practice.”
“It’s crucial in this time of regulatory change and market volatility that we, as a firm, ensure that we deliver the best services from skilled individuals,” noted Ron. “I’m excited to be able to support such a talented team and help guide them in their careers, as well as continuing to work with our exceptional Partners. I’ve been with Mazars USA for a long time, being able to support the firm in this way is an honor.”
Effective January 1, 2019, Ethan Kahn became the leader of the firm’s Not for Profit Practice. Ethan takes over as head of the practice with the mission of continuing to provide exceptional support to Mazars USA’s nonprofit clients in a time of regulatory and industry changes. Ethan has over 20 years of experience delivering audit, accounting and consulting services to a range of clients, particularly in the government-funded, not for profit sector and charitable organizations. His personal attention, strategic expertise and wide range of experience (as a CFO, Executive Director, Auditor and Consultant) significantly benefits our clients in dealing with their challenges and facilitating efficient audits.
Victor Wahba commented, “Ethan has long served as a leader in the New York not for profit sector, as a valued advisor for clients, a committee member for our profession, and a sounding-board for oversight bodies. His expertise will be of critical importance to clients in this time of regulatory changes and an important component in continuing to develop the practice.”
“Since I joined Mazars, I’ve consistently been impressed with the culture focused on exceptional service, which mirrors my own,” said Ethan. “I believe that building close relationships with both clients and colleagues is key, particularly as the not for profit sector goes through so many changes. I look forward to growing the practice and helping our clients achieve their organizational missions.”
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Mazars USA LLP is a high-performing accounting, tax and consulting firm with significant national presence in strategic U.S. geographies. Since 1921, our dedicated professionals have leveraged technical industry expertise to develop customized solutions for clients, create value, and Optimize their performance. We offer a broad array of industry specialists providing services to growth-oriented enterprises and individuals. As the independent US member firm of Mazars Group, we deliver seamless access to the expertise of 20,000 professionals in 86 countries. At local and global levels, we are proud of our value-added services, building lasting relationships with our clients and communities. For more information, visit us at www.mazarsusa.com.