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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration: 9:00 AM

MazarsUSA LLP399 Thornall Street, 3rd Floor
Edison, NJ 08837
732-549-2800

CPE Credits

  • 1.50 CPE Credits in AA

Pricing

Free Event
For members Only. Join the Accounting & Auditing Standards Interest Group Meeting and Technical Session

Designed For

1.5 CPE Credits offered

Course Level

Basic

Additional Notes

Call-in option: 1-973-830-1670; Access Code: 213883

No CPE offered for Call-in

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Ciro Adams

Ciro Adams, CPA
Partner
Ciro E. Adams, CPA, LLC

Ciro Adams, CPA is the founding partner of Ciro E. Adams, CPA, LLC. He has been working with public and private companies providing accounting and auditing, and corporate taxation services for over twenty-five years. He has successfully guided clients through the accounting and reporting issues of reverse mergers and public offerings, PIPEs and capital financing transactions, and business restructuring cases. Mr. Adams primarily works with small-to-microcap companies involved with mergers, acquisitions, and capital financing transactions. He advises private companies going public on capital raising strategies, reverse mergers, initial public offerings and the securities registration process; has an in-depth knowledge of the finance and management of closely- held businesses; and, assists clients in the areas of turnaround and workout consulting, reorganizations and recapitalizations.

Prior to starting the Firm, Mr. Adams was a partner at two regional, mid-sized CPA practices where he played a key role in growing its audit practice and advising clients on a wide-range of business issues including capital financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity-based compensation arrangements and business strategies.

Mr. Adams received a BA in Accounting from Rutgers. He is a licensed CPA in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of several professional associations including: the AICPA, NJCPA, DSCPA, the Association of Corporate Growth (Maryland Chapter) and Turnaround Management Association (Philadelphia Chapter).

Susan Cinnella-Firriolo

Susan Cinnella-Firriolo, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CISA

Laura Crowley

Laura M. Crowley, CPA, MBA
Director
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Laura M. Crowley, CPA, MBA., is a manager at Citrin Cooperman and specializes in audit, accounting and advisory services for the financial services, hospitality, employee benefit and manufacturing industries.

Laura is known for her leadership and dedication to a variety of causes, including the Girl Scouts of New Jersey. In this capacity, she is a national winner of prestigious awards including the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey – Dedicated Leader Award, the Volunteer of Excellence Award, the Appreciation pin and the President’s Award for her service unit team. In addition, she is a Gold Award advisor for two girls. At the NJCPA, she is a member of numerous committees, including Accounting & Auditing, the International Accounting Standards Work Group, FASB Accounting Standards Work Group, and the Nonprofit Interest Group. In addition, she was a 2016 “Women of Note” Honoree.

She is an active member of the NJCPA Accounting & Auditing Standards Interest Group and can be reached at lcrowley@citrincooperman.com or 973-218-0500.

Craig Dalinsky

Craig Dalinsky, CPA, CGMA
Vice President
SS&C Hedge Fund Services

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Margaret Gallagher

Margaret F. Gallagher, CPA
Technical Review
WithumSmith+Brown

Margaret (“Peggy”) Gallagher, CPA, is in the Technical Resources department at WithumSmith+Brown’s Morristown office. Ms. Gallagher focuses her work on interpreting and applying technical accounting and auditing standards, and independence matters. With more than 25 years of accounting and auditing experience, her industry expertise includes manufacturing, distribution, construction, life sciences, real estate, non-profits and employee benefit plans. A frequent lecturer, she develops and presents accounting and auditing education classes for statewide audiences.

Ms. Gallagher is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and serves on the NJCPA Accounting and Auditing Interest Group. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a board member of Student/Partner -Alliance, Millburn, NJ. Ms. Gallagher received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairfield University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was awarded the 2013 NJ BIZ Best 50 Women in Business Award.

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Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth B. Harper, CPA
Member of the Firm
SobelCo

Elizabeth Harper (Liz), Member of the Firm, joined SobelCo in the fall of 2009 to assume the role of Quality Control Senior Manager. In 2014 she was promoted to Director with responsibility for reviewing all of the financial statements and service organization control (SOC) reports issued by the firm along with client correspondences ensuring that the highest quality standards are met and that the reports are in accordance with the established authoritative standards. Liz is dedicated to ensuring that the firm complies with its internal quality standards. This includes involvement with the engagement teams during all phases of the work, personnel training and development, and monitoring of engagement quality. Liz is also responsible for client service of SOC, employment benefit plan (EBP) engagements and other audits.

In 2016 Liz was given the additional role as Director of the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Group and in 2017 was elected as a Member of the Firm. Liz brings insights gained based on her previous experiences at a "Big Four" firm and a local CPA firm to all of the roles she plays at SobelCo.

While at a local firm, Liz had a wide variety of responsibilities across a range of industries, which she draws on daily at SobelCo. From her years at KPMG, Liz is able to leverage the knowledge she gained managing financial and internal control audits, quarterly reviews and agreed upon procedures, with well-known clients ranging from Philips Lighting to Ricoh Corporation. This global exposure adds value to the current SobelCo regional environment and it will be a critical component of future growth as the firm continues to expand, serving national and international clients in the coming years. By combining her perspectives from private industry and public accounting, she can provide meaningful solutions to SobelCo's clients.

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Jay Levine

Jay L. Levine, CPA
Partner
LFL Veritas, LLC

Jay Levine, CPA, is a partner with LFL Veritas, LLC in Teaneck and Princeton and heads the Accounting and Auditing services for the firm. He provides expert advice to clients on accounting, business and system design issues and specializes in providing advisory services to closely held businesses. He focuses on clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, advertising, wholesale and distribution on individually tailored “beyond the numbers” approaches to help them maximize their potential and profits. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He often speaks to accounting and professional groups on a variety of business and accounting issues. As an advocate and advisor to small privately held companies he continues to stay abreast of accounting trends that affect the smaller firm. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University.

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June Toth

June M. Toth, CPA, CFF, CITP, CGMA
Managing Member
ZBT Certified Public Accounting & Consulting, LLC

June M. Toth, CPA, CFF, CITP is the managing member of ZBT Certified Public Accounting & Consulting, LLC in Clark, NJ. June has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. Services she performs include forensic and litigation engagements for contested estates, shareholder disputes, preparation of economic damage reports, and expert witness testimony, individual and business taxation (multistate), estate/fiduciary accounting/taxation, nonprofit information returns, management consulting, litigation support/forensic accounting, compilations, reviews, and audits. Ms. Toth enhances her technical knowledge by active participation in NJCPA interest groups as well as performing Peer Reviews and inspections/engagement quality reviews for other CPA firms.

June is a NJ licensed CPA and received her CFF designation. She is also Certified Part 36 in NY. June is a frequent lecturer presenting on various topics to groups throughout NJ. She is a member of both the AICPA and NJCPA where she is active on various technical groups. Her clients include franchises, service and wholesale industries, multistate entities, nonprofits, estates/guardianships and litigation support/forensic accounting.

She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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