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The Last Line of Denfense
October 6, 2016 by Your Water Colorado Blog
We ’ve all learned about the water cycle in school, but most of us probably never think about another way that water cycles throughout our cities and towns, or about the people who make that cycle happen twenty-four hours a day, three hundred-sixty five days a year.

The Seaport's Sea Change
October 3, 2016 by The Real Deal
For its first development project in New York City, the Howard Hughes Corporation set out to build a massive mixed-use hub in Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport — complete with a towering 500-foot condominium and a four-level shopping mall on the waterfront.

Overcoming Small Business Challanges
October 1, 2016 by New Jersey Business Journal
From financing, taxes, cash flow management and other challenges, startups and other small businesses face high hurdles in New Jersey - but fortunately, several leading CPA, banking and law firms dedicated to sustaining New Jersey ’s small company base offer seasoned support and advice to help this segment flourish.

Charles Abraham Recognition Plaque
September 27, 2016 by New York Business Journal
Charles, who joined WeiserMazars in 2003, will take over the Financial Services Group. He will lead his team in providing strategies, planning and regulatory advice to broker/dealers, hedge funds, investment partnerships, security transactions, and private placements.

What the Proposed SEC Rule on Continuity Planning Means for Your RIA
September 21, 2016 by WealthManagement.com
Business continuity and disaster planning has been a focus of the Securities and Exchange Commission in its examinations of Registered Investment Advisors in recent years, following the impact of disasters such as Hurricane Sandy on advisors in the affected region, as well as increased concern over cybersecurity risks.

A few minutes with … Kirk Eldridge of Weiser Mazars
September 21, 2016 by Philadelphia Business Journal
Kirk Eldridge was recently named Pennsylvania managing partner for WeiserMazars, the large New York-based accounting firm that has made two acquisitions here since 2010.

IRS Provides Relief For Missing IRA Rollover Deadline, With Some Catches
September 20, 2016 by FAMagazine.com
Until last month, the only way to get relief for missing the 60-day deadline on IRA rollovers was to apply to the IRS for a private letter ruling.

CPA Firm Appoints New Pennsylvania Managing Partner
September 20, 2016 by Philadelphia Business Journal
Kirk Eldridge has been named Pennsylvania managing partner for WeiserMazars, the large New York-based accounting firm that has grown here via two acquisitions.

WeiserMazars Announces Leadership Changes
September 19, 2016 by INSIDE Public Accounting
New York-based WeiserMazars has announced leadership changes that support the firm’s long-term strategic plan and continued growth, with a 9% increase in revenues for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2016 marking the sixth consecutive year of revenue growth.

Breaking Down the Essentials
September 13, 2016 by Pammagazine.com
Lisa Osofsky and her team at WeiserMazars advise affluent individuals- including several professional athletes on their finances. Here she breaks down the essentials of managing athletes' finances.

For Most, Charging College Tuition Doesn't Pay
September 11, 2016 by Newsday
Is it ever a good idea to charge college tuition on a credit card? Perhaps, in very limited circumstances, experts say.

NJCPA Announces “Women of Note” in September/October Issue of New Jersey CPA Magazine
September 10, 2016 by CNBnews.net
ROSELAND, N.J. – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) featured this year’s “Women of Note” honorees in the September/October issue of New Jersey CPA magazine.

Business Employers Have Options for Dealings with Change in OT Eligibility
September 8, 2016 by Legal News
LONG ISLAND, NY - On Dec. 1, about 4.2 million workers who weren't previously eligible will become entitled to overtime pay.

What Makes Your Firm Unique in the Recruiting Process: Featuring WeiserMazars, LLP
August 31, 2016 by Roger CPA Review
To pay homage to the importance of recruiting season, we decided to interview several recruiters from the top 35 firms across the nation to learn more about what makes their recruiting process unique, what their biggest challenges are, and what they believe are the main qualities candidates should possess to be successful in their accounting careers.

Time Savers
August 31, 2016 by Long Island Business News
WeiserMazars has been featured in Long Island Business News discussing strategies offered for companies as more workers become eligible for overtime.

Apple Likely to Benefit in U.S. from Irish Tax Bill
August 30, 2016 by The Wall Street Journal
The $14.5 billion Apple Inc. is being asked to pay to Ireland in back taxes could potentially help offset its tab with the Internal Revenue Service.

Ones to Watch: Hospitality/Accounting
August 29, 2016 by Long Island Business News
WeiserMazars has been featured in Long Island Business News in the article”Ones to Watch in hospitality and accounting."

Families Finding New Ways to Pay for College
August 25, 2016 by TheStreet
With the soaring costs of college showing no signs of relenting, American families are looking at more ways to finance school bills beside loans and savings.

Non-GMO Demand Soars Despite Lack of Consumer Understanding
August 19, 2016 by Progressive Grocer
Recent years have seen steadily rising demand for products without genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Sales of food labeled “non-GMO” grew more than $8 billion between 2012 and mid-2016, reaching $21.1 billion, according to supermarket scan data from Schaumburg, Ill.-based research firm Nielsen.

Where Education Meets Business
August 18, 2016 by Philadelphia Business Journal
Stuff still gets made in Greater Philadelphia but new manufacturers are having a tough time finding skilled people to fill vacant jobs.

Give Consumers the Chills
August 17, 2016 by StoreBrands
Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers/distributors continue to recognize that private brand products are important for revenue growth.

A Balancing Act: 4 Potential Food and Beverage Deals on the Radar
August 15, 2016 by FoodDive
Mergers and acquisitions may have slowed so far in 2016, but experts have confirmed that this doesn't necessarily signal a downturn in activity for the industry. The capital is available, interest rates are low, and multiples, while lower than recent years, are still favorable for sellers.

When and When Not to Do a 1035 Annuity Exchange
August 3, 2016 by TheStreet
For retirement savers, one problem with getting into an annuity is that it can be hard to get out due to surrender charges or the prospect of paying taxes on gains. For annuity sellers, one of the problems with a retirement saver having an annuity is that it can be hard to sell another one.

Recent Press Mentions

Candace Quinn: Executive Compensation and Benefits Bloomberg Radio Interview
July 20, 2016 by Bloomberg Radio
On July 20th Candace Quinn interviewed on Bloomberg radio to discuss the increased scrutiny around executive compensation, both in the U.S. and abroad!

WeiserMazars Merges in Risk Management Group

July 11, 2016 by Accounting Today
WeiserMazars LLP has merged in Risk Management Group, an internal audit service provider in Ladera Ranch, Calif. As part of the deal, Risk Management Group's 11 employees will join WeiserMazars' Advisory and Consulting Practice, beefing up the firm’s internal audit services for the banking industry.

WeiserMazars Acquires Risk Management Group
July 11, 2016 by CPA Technology Advisor
WeiserMazars LLP, an accounting, tax and advisory services firm, is acquiring Risk Management Group, a fullservice internal audit service provider based in Ladera Ranch, California.

WeiserMazars Merges with Internal Audit Specialist Risk Management Group
July 11, 2016 by M&A Advisor
US-based accounting, tax and advisory services firm WeiserMazars LLP has merged with California internal audit service provider Risk Management Group, the firm said.

New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) announces 'Women of Note' for 2016
June 20, 2016 by Accounting Tomorrow
The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) announced on Monday the
Society's “Women of Note” for 2016. The Society recognized 38 female CPAs who have impacted the accounting profession. CPAs were nominated by clients, friends and coworkers who took note of their professional and personal contributions.

Digging Up the Dirt on a Balance Sheet
June 17, 2016 by The Ambulatory M&A Advisory
In past articles, The Ambulatory M&A Advisor has discussed common red flags in a healthcare transaction. In this article, readers can look deeper into red flags as the focus is placed on red flags found on a balance sheet of the selling business and how they can have an impact on the buyer after the deal is done.

WeiserMazars' Annual U.S. Food And Beverage Industry Study Shows Companies Anticipate Substantial Sales Increase In 2016
June 14, 2016 by Gourmet Business
According to the 2016 annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study, released today by WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm; most Food and Beverage companies anticipate a significant increase in sales this year.

Some Income the I.R.S. Doesn't Need to Know About
June 10, 2016 The New York Times
Renting out your house or apartment, or even a room in your home, may seem an easy way to make some money or help pay for your own summer vacation, now that online rental hubs make it simple to market your property. But it’s worth learning about the tax rules that may apply to avoid costly surprises next April.

Podcast: How to Teach Your Kids About Their Trust Fund
June 9, 2016 by The Wall Street Journal
Watching Your Wealth's Veronica Dagher talks with Lisa Osofsky, a financial advisor who counsels wealthy families on how to talk to children about their trusts.

NYC’s Witkoff Tells Shanghai’s Greenland Group to Prepare for a Storm
May 15, 2016 by Mingtiandi
China’s Greenland Group may come to regret investing in the renovation of New York City’s Park Lane Hotel. At least, that’s a parsing of statements from its main partner on the project, who recently reiterated his conviction that sales are on slowing investment in the New York development market.

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 11, 2016)
May 11, 2016 by National Real Estate Investor
“The Howard Hughes Corporation will not take out a construction loan for its planned commercial development at the South Street Seaport.

Who can ride the CRE volatility wave?
May 11, 2016 by Real Estate Capital
Faced with a “choppy market,” RXR Realty and Westbrook Partners turned to a non-traditional lender for help in buying a property in the Brooklyn Navy Yards last fall.

Howard Hughes’ Financing Strategy For Seaport? Its Own Deep Pockets
May 11, 2016 by Bisnow
There will be no construction loans for Howard Hughes Corp’s South Street Seaport mixed-use, the developer’s CEO, David Weinreb, said yesterday at Weiser Mazars’ Commercial Real Estate Summit at the New York Athletic Club.

“We’re going to see some real distress”: Witkoff
May 10, 2016 by The Real Deal
Steve Witkoff isn’t known for pulling punches. And he wasn’t about to start today.“I believe that we’re going to see some real distress,” the developer said Tuesday, sounding alarm bells over the state of New York’s new development market.

WeiserMazars’ CRE Summit: Sponsors face tougher scrutiny
May 10, 2016 by Real Estate Capital
CRE lenders are scrutinizing borrowers more rigorously than at any previous point this real estate cycle, delegates heard today at accounting firm WeiserMazars LLP ’s New York Commercial Real Estate Summit in Manhattan.

Howard Hughes to self-fund Seaport Development
May 10, 2016 by The Real Deal
The Howard Hughes Corporation will not take out a construction loan for its planned commercial development at the South Street Seaport. Instead, it is taking the unusual route of funding the entire project from its own balance sheet, the company’s CEO David Weinreb said Tuesday.

Top 12 Best Accounting Firms in New York City, New York
May 2, 2016 by AdvisoryHQ
These are just a few of the many characteristics that may come to mind when you consider accounting firms in NYC. Accounting, taxes, and general financial environments can be like a complex puzzle that is best solved by an expert, which is why businesses and individuals rely on the services of accounting firms in New York.

Food Institute to Host FSMA Training Course
April 13, 2016 by Specialty Food Association
The Food Institute will hold a two-day training course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) to help companies meet the requirements for a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and achieve compliance with the Preventive Control for Human Food regulation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FSMA Training Course Announced
April 12, 2016 by PerishableNews.com
The Food Institute will hold a two-day course May 16-17, 2016, to assist food companies in complying with requirements specified in the Preventive Control for Human Food regulation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Who’s Who in Media & Business Turning Out to FMC Folio Awards Luncheon April 22
April 12, 2016 by Long Island Exchange
On Friday, April 22, who’s who in New York metro media and Long Island business will be in attendance at the Island’s biggest media event, the Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards, where a record crowd is expected to be on-hand to congratulate the best in news.

9 Innovative Healthcare Services Firms in NY
April 8, 2016 by Becker's Hospital Review
Healthcare is complex, and when it comes to the changing business landscape, no one company is equipped to deal with all of the complexities single-handedly.

30 Apply for Open Seat on Wellington Village Council
April 8, 2016 by The Town-Crier Newspaper
When the deadline passed on Monday, Wellington had 30 applicants for the vacant Seat 2 on the Wellington Village Council. Seat 2 was vacated last month by Anne Gerwig upon her election as mayor. Next week, the council has set aside three times to discuss the extensive list of applicants and decide upon a new council member.

WeiserMazars MP Blake Charts U.S. Expansion
April 4, 2016 by CPA Trendlines
WeiserMazars is looking to guarantee its success as a firm long into the future by helping its professionals find their own success earlier on in their careers.

Fair Media Council Announces Board of Director for 2016-17
April 1, 2016 by Long Island Exchange
WeiserMazars LLP partner, James N. Kinney, becomes chair of the board, and Murphy Bartol & O’Brien Founding Partner Ernest T. Bartol and Northwell Health Vice President Terry Lynam are serving as senior vice presidents. Rounding out the executive committee is BigBuzz Co-President and CCO Kevin Kelly, serving as vice president.

Riverside Acquires Minority Stake in Bentley Laboratories
March 29, 2016 by Citybizlist
Riverside Finds the Right Formula, Invests in Bentley Firm Takes Minority Stake in Bentley LaboratoriesThe Riverside Company has invested a minority stake in Bentley Laboratories LLC (Bentley), a specialist in the formulation and outsourced manufacturing of products for the beauty and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries. Bentley is based in Edison, New Jersey and was founded in 1982.

Non-CPA ownership legislation in stalemate
March 15, 2016 by Long Island Business News
Despite widespread agreement that people other than CPAs should be able to own a stake in accounting firms, legislation has remained in limbo amid a disagreement over the percentage of ownership that should be allowed.

WeiserMazars’ New Chairman Plans Careful Moves For National and International Pieces Across The Ever Expanding Enterprise Board
February 16, 2016 by Big Four Blog
Victor Wahba understands the importance of having a good strategy and building on it. As the firm’s New York Office Managing Partner, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee for almost a decade and finally CEO, Wahba utilized his substantial experience in finance and operations and focus on mergers and acquisitions as tools to ratchet up the company’s plans on the national and international stage.

"Should I Become an Accountant?"
February 3, 2016 by prweb
New Accountant Magazine, a trusted professional journal for college accounting students since 1985, has released its latest issue, available both in print and online. This issue of New Accountant focuses on reasons to become an accountant, various career paths for accounting professionals, and a glimpse into understanding the basics of the profession.

Baking, spice, wine: Drexel books a chef conference
January 25, 2016 by Philly.com
Drexel University's 2016 Philly Chef Conference, which showcases the latest food and beverage ideas, is set for March 6 and 7. The first day, open to the general public, will feature educational lectures on such topics as food waste, hunger, the history of the cocktail, and kitchen science.

Chicago Business Journal Hosts Inaugural Women of Influence Luncheon
January 21, 2016 by PR Newswire
Today, the Chicago Business Journal celebrates the 2016 Women of Influence, an inaugural program which honors women business leaders in the Chicago area who innovate, succeed and "pay it forward," who stand out both for their achievements in the marketplace as well as their commitment to community and mentoring.

5 Takeaways from Bisnow's First-Ever NY Foreign Investment Event
January 20, 2016 by BISNOW
From a regulatory environment in flux to some unexpected tips on bridging cultural gaps when cash flies around between countries, the 300-plus people in attendance learned a lot at Bisnow’s first-ever NY Foreign Investment event, held Tuesday in Manhattan.

Wall Street Technology Association Introduces its Board
January 13, 2016 by IDG Connect
The Wall Street Technology Association, which provides a forum for financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants learn from one another, has introduced its board of directors for the new year.

Small Business Cope with 'Taxing' Situations
January 4, 2016 by New Jersey Business
New Jersey presents unique challenges for small businesses, not the least of which are tax liabilities. The Garden State is home to 200,000 small businesses with fewer than 500 employees - along with some 600,000 self-employed workers - who are responsible for navigating the state's array of taxes.

Guiding clients on the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
December 11, 2015 by Accounting Web
One of today's most talked about tax topics is the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program of 2014 (OVDP) and the compliance of individuals, institutions, and governments with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. However, it is vital for one to understand why the IRS provided the public with the opportunity represented in this program.

WeiserMazars Expands and Realigns as their Centennial Approaches
December 9, 2015 by Big Four Firms Networks
As the firm approaches its 100th birthday, WeiserMazars LLP recently announced a new configuration for its Market segments including the formation of a dedicated International Services Group headed by Partner Louis Osmont and a Professional Services/Entrepreneurial Business Group headed by Partner John Witkowski. Partner Kevin Pianko will head up the newly combined Media and Technology Groups and Partner Kathryn A. Byrne has been named Leader of the Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Group. Victor Wahba, CEO of WeiserMazars LLP, talked with us about how the changes afford opportunities for the firm to better serve their market.

Litigation Environment Favorable for Audit Firms (for Now)
December 4, 2015 by Accounting Today
Litigation against accounting firms appears to have subsided for now, according to one legal expert, but is showing signs of reviving as the Securities and Exchange Commission turns its attention back to accounting and audit enforcement cases.

How to Lower Your Audit Risk

November 28, 2015 by Barron's
Even though audits are down, people with more than $5 million in taxable income still stand a one in 10 chance of hearing from the Internal Revenue Service. And heirs of estates of at least $10 million will not only get audited, for certain, but they may even get a second look by the agency. So knowing what raises an IRS eyebrow may help avoid an audit, or at least reduce the pain once it occurs.

More Practices Make Perfect

November 27, 2015 by Long Island Business News
Heading into 2016, there will continue to be an urge to merge in the accounting industry as regional firms look to expand their footprints and practice areas and aging sole proprietors and small firm partners seek an exit strategy, as well as the resources of a larger firm.

People News

November 24, 2015 by Accounting Today
Lisa Osofsky of WeiserMazars LLP have been named among the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in New Jersey by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.

WeiserMazars Receives Award for Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education

November 24, 2015 by IPA
WeiserMazars has been named the first recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award from the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) in appreciation of the firm’s exceptional philanthropic initiatives and commitment to human rights.

WeiserMazars Adds Partner to Financial Services Practice

November 9, 2015 by INSIDE Public Accounting
WeiserMazars announced that Barry Goodman has joined the firm as a partner in the financial services practice. He will enhance the group's existing expertise in servicing broker dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds and closed-end mutual funds.

Female Clients Present Distinct Challenges for Advisors

October 26, 2015 by Financial Advisor IQ
Financial advisors used to deal with men had better equip themselves to handle the needs and challenges of a thriving female client base, if they want to sustain a healthy practice.

People in the News

October 26, 2015 by Philly.com
George Parker and Anthony Stranix were named equity partners in the Philadelphia office of WeiserMazars.

Firm News - October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 by Accounting Today
WeiserMazars LLP and Ford Motor Co. announced the winners of the first-ever Ford SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge in Tel Aviv. The first prize winner was “Wake Me App,” developed by Pavel Kaminsky and Shay Mishali, which monitors drivers for signs of drowsiness in specific stages, and issues escalating alerts accordingly.

WeiserMazars Partner Named Chair of IFAC Panel

October 15, 2015 by Inside Public Accounting
WeiserMazars announced that as of Jan. 1, partner Kathryn A. Byrne would be the new chair of the Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) of the International Federation of Accountants ® (IFAC®).

WeiserMazars' Study Sees U.S. Food and Beverage Industry Growth

October 13, 2015 by Big Four Firms Network
WeiserMazars LLP, recently released its third annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study. New customers, improving sales performance and new products are expected to boost sales an average of 18% in 2015. This compares with a 13% increase last year. Louis J. Biscotti, Partner & National Director of WeiserMazars’ Food & Beverage Practice, answered some questions via email for Big4.com.

WeiserMazars Adds Barry Volin As Principal

October 13, 2015 by Inside Public Accounting
WeiserMazars announced that Barry Volin has joined the firm as a principal in the health care consulting practice. He will build on the firm’s existing health care capabilities and significantly enhance the commitment to payors and providers on a local and national level.

U.S. Water Industry Sees Technology Investment as Key to Addressing Challenges

October 12, 2015 by Water Technology
The firm’s 2015 U.S. Water Industry Outlook found that the industry views technology and innovation as the means to address aging water and wastewater infrastructure, reduce operating costs and comply with regulatory issues.

WeiserMazars and Ford Get Cool In Israel

October 9, 2015 by Big Four Firms Network
WeiserMazars is getting ready to participate in a 24-hour challenge whereby individuals, entrepreneurs and app development teams will be tasked with creating new software and innovative ideas for Ford’s award-winning in-car connectivity system, SYNC.

Ford cars to integrate Israeli co HearMeOut's voice app [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel]
October 6, 2015 by Bloomberg Business
Carmaker Ford Motor Co. announced Israeli startup HearMeOut will be supporting its SYNC AppLink within its vehicles. HearMeOut is a new voice based social network app that allows people to post and listen to up to 42 second audio clips on a variety of social networks.

A Strategy to Avoid Capital-Gains Taxes in GRATS
October 5, 2015 by David Weinstock
A woman in her late 80s had previously set up 10 grantor retained annuity trusts to transfer wealth to her two children. Her former adviser had suggested she fund each GRAT with $500,000 in stocks, and then set the GRATs up so that every year for five years, two trusts would terminate, providing the children with tax-free money.

A Strategy to Avoid Capital-Gains Taxes in GRATs

October 5, 2015 by The Wall Street Journal
A woman in her late 80s had previously set up 10 grantor retained annuity trusts to transfer wealth to her two children. Her former adviser had suggested she fund each GRAT with $500,000 in stocks, and then set the GRATs up so that every year for five years, two trusts would terminate, providing the children with tax-free money.

WeiserMazars Study Finds Food and Beverage Industry Anticipates 18% Average Sales Growth in 2015

October 2, 2015 by New Jersey Food Council
WeiserMazars found that food and beverage sector leaders expect substantial growth in profit and employment this year. This year's study cites new customers, sales performance improvements and new products as the major factors that are most likely to influence growth, with sales expected to increase an average of 18% in 2015 compared with a 13% increase in 2014.

WeiserMazars Partners with Ford in SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge

September 30, 2015 by Accounting Today
WeiserMazars announced its partnership in the inaugural Ford SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge, a 24-hour competition where entrepreneurs, app development teams and individuals work with Ford engineers and WeiserMazars executives to create new software and ideas for potential use with Ford’s in-car connectivity system, SYNC.

WeiserMazars Names New Partners

September 29, 2015 by Inside Public Accounting
WeiserMazars announced that Richard Bloom, Dennis Cancellarich, Ira Cooperman, Jerome Devillers, Pierre-Marie Lagnaud, George Parker and Anthony Stranix were named equity partners and Debra Bornstein was named equity principal.

Overseas Dividends: Get What You're Due

September 26, 2015 by Barron's
Americans investing overseas are getting taxed twice, first via a foreign-tax withholding when the dividends are paid, then again back in the U.S., when accounting to the IRS. In theory, investors can often complete complicated procedures to reclaim their foreign tax withholdings.

Colleen P. Waddell, Managing Director, Outlier Solutions to Speak at the Knowledge Group's FATCA Event

September 5, 2015 by EC Plaza
The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Colleen P. Waddell, Managing Director, Outlier Solutions will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Latest Regulatory Developments Under FATCA: Best Compliance Practices Uncovered in 2015! Live Webcast.”

Food manufacturers applaud food labeling act

August 31, 2015 by Long Island Business News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last month banning states from requiring specific labels for foods containing genetically modified organisms. Three states (Vermont, Connecticut and Maine) has already passed such laws and a dozen more were considering them.

Who's Who Women
August 24, 2015 by Long Island Business News
Senior Manager Stacy Barbaro has 24 years of experience primarily focuses on accounting and both business and personal tax issues for clients in the real estate industry as well as distribution.

WeiserMazars Adds Two Principals
August 24, 2015 by Inside Public Accounting
Todd A. Heckman will be joining the Management Consulting Practice and Jonathan Stomberger will be joining the Health Care Consulting Practice at WeiserMazars. Both will be based in the Pennsylvania office, significantly growing the firm's local presence as well as its overall health care and management consulting capabilities.

WeiserMazars Admits Black as Partner in NYC
August 24, 2015 by Inside Public Accounting
WeiserMazars is expanding its estate planning and tax capabilities with the addition of new partner, Gregory Black. Black specializes in high-net-worth clients, structuring sophisticated wealth transfer plan and providing income, estate and gift tax return compliance services.

HR and the CEO Pay-Ratio Rule
August 20, 2015 by Human Resource Executive Online
A new Securities and Exchange Commission financial reporting rule means HR leaders should start thinking about a new metric: the ratio comparing their CEO's total compensation to their median employee total compensation.

New Laws Simplifies Tax Filings for Nonprofits
August 18, 2015 by CPA Practice Advisor
A new bill, signed into law last month by President Obama, includes a streamlined automatic 60-day extension request process for federal tax filings of Form 990. The New York State Society of CPAs' Exempt Organizations Committee had made the recommendation to the Internal Revenue Service in a 2014 comment letter.

Firms to reveal ratio of CEO pay to average worker
August 14, 2015 by Long Island Business News
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a rule requiring public companies as of 2017 to calculate and disclose the ratio of their CEO's compensation to that of their workers' average pay.

Denial of MCI's $271M Deduction Blurs New Jersey Tax Rules
August 5, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
The Tax Court of New Jersey has denied MCI Communication Services Inc. a $271 million business tax deduction, a decision that highlights perceived conflicts between state and federal tax rules and could create confusion for taxpayers in states that require companies to file separate tax returns.

SEC Pay-Ratio Rule Spotlights CEO Compensation
August 5, 2015 by Society for Human Resource Management
Chief executive officer (CEO) pay at public companies is to be compared with the median total compensation of all other employees, including U.S. and non-U.S., full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal, thanks to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule adopted along party lines by a 3-2 vote.

Memo Tweaks Prior Guidance on New York Tax Credit
July 30, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
Tax authorities in New York issued guidance July 24 to clarify and correct errors in an earlier memo about the manufacturer's real property tax credit and changes to the capital base tax rate.

Early IGA Countries Can Get Flexible New FATCA Account Reporting From Later Pacts
July 30, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
The Treasury Department has notified countries with early versions of agreements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act that their banks can use the more favorable procedures for reporting new accounts available in later pacts.

California Healthcare Consultant Geni A. Bennetts, MD, to Publish in the Leading Physicians of the World as New Member of the International Association of HealthCare Professionals
July 27, 2015 by University Chronicle
The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Geni A. Bennetts, MD, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Bennetts is the Chief Medical Officer and the Senior Healthcare Consultant of Consulting Group of WeiserMazars.

Hertz Restaurant Drives Home Top-Level Control Issues
July 28, 2015 by Compliance Week
Hertz Corp. has reported the latest chapter in the drama that is its restatement of 2012 and 2013 financial statements. There are plenty of cautionary tales for compliance and audit executives willing to do the reading.

July 24, 2015 by Long Island Business News
The Long Island office of WeiserMazars was featured for their participation in the first Days of Service initiative.

U.S. Multinational Banks Face Huge CRS Challenges as Early-Adopter Deadline Nears
July 23, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
U.S. multinational banks are facing big challenges and uncertainties as the deadline for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's standard for global automatic information exchange rolls closer.

President's View - The Taste of Success
July 22, 2015 by Commerce Magazine
WeiserMazars recently held its Third Annual New Jersey Food & Beverage Forum at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, where CEOs and top industry executives gathered to discuss the industry.

Risks Taken in Making Nutella A $320 Million Brand
July 13, 2015 by The Food Institute
Bernard Kreilmann, CEO, of Ferrero U.S.A. Inc., speaking at WeiserMazars Food and Beverage Industry Bootcamp in New York City last month discussing how Nutella spread grew from $20 million in sales to a $320 million global brand in just a decade, and the three major risks encountered along the way.

New York Offers 'Troubling' Tips on Stock ID Rules
July 15, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
A memo from New York’s state tax authority about new bookkeeping rules for corporate stock investments leaves many unanswered questions and puts partnerships in a “troubling” position.

Off the Clock
July 6, 2015 by NJBiz
WeiserMazars' New Jersey office completed its first Days of Service, a volunteer initiative that encourages employees to devote a full work day to assisting local service agencies.

Taxpayers Still Facing Big Challenges One Year After FATCA Goes Into Effect
June 30, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
Taxpayers continue to wrestle with big questions a year after the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act opened for business. The law - which was enacted in 2010 but didn't take active effect until July 1, 2014 - requires foreign financial institutions to report their U.S. owned accounts to the IRS or face a 30 percent witholding tax on their U.S. source income.

Making Up for Lost Companies
June 29, 2015 by Long Island Business News
The number of public companies on Long Island has shrunk in recent years, translating to fewer clients for the public company practices at the region's accounting firms.

Lifocus - Accounting Ones to Watch
June 29, 2015 by Long Island Business News
WeiserMazars Senior Manager Dennis Cancellarich was featured in the section of Ones to Watch. Dennis works with clients in the investment advisory, transportation, manufacturing, wholesale and real estate industries.

Solar energy in the food and beverage industry
June 25, 2015 by Water Technology
With consolidation on the rise and incentives for the food and beverage sector to reduce operating costs and increase cash flow, switching to solar power has become a way for companies to accomplish both while also becoming energy efficient and environmentally responsible.

2015 Top 100 Firms
June 18, 2015 by Accounting Today
WeiserMazars is listed as the 5th top Mid-Atlantic accounting firm by Accounting Today.

WeiserMazars' Chicago office volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
June 22, 2015 by Chicago Tribune
The WeiserMazars Chicago office participated in the first Days of Service volunteer initiative at St. Vincent de Paul's Food Pantry.

Campbell's big gamble
June 19, 2015 by Philadelphia Business Journal
There have been seismic shifts occurring in the food industry, mainly driven by changes in demographics, consumer food preferences and consumer spending behaviors. Consumers are now gravitating toward the perimeters of the supermarket where fresh food both by established health brands and up-and-coming brands are displayed.

448 WeiserMazars Employees Volunteer During First Annual "Days of Service"
June 15, 2015 by Inside Public Accounting
WeiserMazars recently completed its first "Days of Service" - a volunteer initiative that encourages employees to devote a full work day to assisting local service agencies. The Days of Service initiative is part of We Are WeiserMazars program that fosters employees' personal and professional growth through the tenants of association, respect and excellence.

May 29, 2015 by Long Island Business News
WeiserMazars Senior Manager Karen Marshall was featured in the section of Ones to Watch. For more than 15 years, Karen has provided tax services to a wide range of clients, helping them minimize and plan for their tax liabilities.

Firm News
May 22, 2015 by Accounting Today
WeiserMazars has launched a new community initiative, The First WeiserMazars Days of Service. These firm wide volunteer days will take place on May 20, 27 and June 3 at various charitable organizations near five firm offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Chicago.

WeiserMazars' NJ Food & Beverage Forum: Family-Owned Business Insights
May 21, 2015 by New Jersey Business
WeiserMazars held its third annual New Jersey Food & Beverage Forum where CEOs and top industry executives gathered to discuss the implications of successfully operating and continuing family-owned businesses amidst the food sector’s changing landscape.

Maturo: "Measure Your Risk Deal-by-Deal"
May 21, 2015 by ALM Real Estate
Addressing the topics of joint ventures and equity raising, the industry CFOs and attorneys provided a rare glimpse of their daily struggles during the WeiserMazars Real Estate CFO Summit.

Tough Issues Raised by U.S. Split From U.K., Canada on Opening Accounts Under FATCA
May 15, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
Differences in how new accounts are treated by the U.S., the U.K. and Canada under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act are raising tough questions for banks across many jurisdictions.

Hearing extended on proposed merger of top food distributors
May 15, 2015 by Inside Counsel
A week-long hearing on the government’s request to block the merger of Sysco and US Foods – two top food distributors – has been extended. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is trying to block the deal because it contends the merger of the food distributors will cause higher prices and less competition in the market. Our own, Louis Biscotti, quotes "The local distributors will always have a place."

Thor Equities gets into crowdfunding game with "Invest Thor"
May 14, 2015 by The Real Deal
The city’s top real estate-focused private equity investor is turning to a new source of capital for its projects: crowdfunding. Thor, CFO Michael Shurer, revealed during a panel discussion on equity raising hosted by WeiserMazars that their crowdfunding platform will be called Invest Thor.

Where Chipotle Leads, Fast Casual Follows
May 5, 2015 by Institutional Investor
Fast casual chains are fighting the retailers for market share right now, and what's most effective is delivery. When fast-casual restaurant operators and investors want to know the next big thing in their industry, they often look to Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Food Economists Predict Strong 2015 Despite Setbacks
May 4, 2015 by Specialty Food
Food prices have been on the rise in recent years, driven mainly by drought and increasing oil and gas prices. Thankfully, 2015 is expected to provide some respite for grocers and foodservice purveyors struggling against a recovering economy.

The Portal Outlook is Cloudy
May 1, 2015 by HealthData Management
Engaging patients through the use of health information technology has been a growing challenge for healthcare organizations, and it's one that's expected to loom even larger in years to come.

Mazars Group Expands in Germany
May 1, 2015 by Accounting Today
Mazars Group has merged into the Hamburg, Germany-based firm Roever Broenner Susat. The new addition will position Mazars Group as one of the Top 10 audit, accounting, tax, outsourcing, legal and financial advisory firms in the European market.

Does Global Business Care About Human Rights?
May 1, 2015 by Supply Chain Brain
All global companies will tell you that they're committed to guaranteeing human rights throughout their supply chains. But how do we tell they're sincere?

What Makes a 'Successful' Business?
April 29, 2015 by New Jersey Business
While there is no foolproof method for building a business, many aspiring entrepreneurs feel that having a good business plan, the motivation and the capital is all that is required to "make it." Our own Michael Coletti comments.

We Talk With WeiserMazars' New Health Care Practice Leader
April 29, 2015 by Big 4
WeiserMazars announced recently that as part of its ongoing national expansion of the Health Care Practice it has named Principal Debra Bornstein as the new leader of the Health Care Practice. Big 4 was able to ask Debra a few questions about her new role and where WeiserMazars' Health Care Practice is headed.

WeiserMazars Expands Health Care Practice, Names Bornstein Practice Leader
April 8, 2015 by Inside Public Accounting
WeiserMazars announced that as part of its ongoing national expansion of the health care practice it has named Principal Debra Bornstein as the new leader of the health care practice.

WeiserMazars Names James Blake Managing Partner
April 2, 2015 by PR Newswire
WeiserMazars announced that James Blake has been appointed to the newly created position of Managing Partner. As the Firm's Managing Partner, Jim will be responsible for coordinating WeiserMazars' operational management on a local, regional and national level.

WeiserMazars Names James Blake Managing Partner
April 2, 2015 by Citybizlist
WeiserMazars LLP announced that James Blake has been appointed to the newly created position of Managing Partner. As the Firm's Managing Partner, Jim will be responsible for coordinating WeiserMazars' operational management on a local, regional and national level.

April 2, 2015 by Directors & Boards
“The Road from Principle to Practice: Today’s Challenges for Business in Respecting Human Rights” is the name of a new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group. The report indicates that a large majority of executives believe that human rights is not only a central theme at government level but also a major topic of focus for businesses.

First FATCA reporting deadline passes, but issues remain
April 1, 2015 by Portfolio Adviser
The first reporting deadline for the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has now passed, although "obstacles" still stand in the way of full compliance. Our own Susan Grbic comments.

First FATCA reporting deadline passes, but issues remain
April 1, 2015 by International Advisor
The first reporting deadline for the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has now passed, although "obstacles" still stand in the way of full compliance. Our own Susan Grbic comments.

WeiserMazars Names Victor Wahba Chief Executive Officer
March 31, 2015 by Fox42News
WeiserMazars LLP has appointed Victor Wahba to succeed Douglas Phillips as the chief executive officer of the firm as of April 1, 2015. Phillips will continue to serve as chairman.

WeiserMazars Appoints Wahba as CEO
March 31, 2015 by Accounting Today
WeiserMazars LLP has appointed Victor Wahba to succeed Douglas Phillips as the chief executive officer of the firm as of April 1, 2015. Phillips will continue to serve as chairman.

WeiserMazars' New CEO Plans Further M&A Deals
March 31, 2015 by Accounting Today
Victor Wahba plans to continue to expand the firm internationally through its association with the European firm Mazars Group. He noted that Mazars continues to expand on a global basis, and WeiserMazars is the exclusive organization for the growth and development of the U.S. as an independent member firm.

Firm News: March 27, 2015
March 27, 2015 by Accounting Today
WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group released their third annual Media Barometer Study. This year’s analysis covered the 100 largest North American and European media companies in Advertising & Communications, Broadcasting and Press & Publishing.

Sen. Wolk to honor local 'Women of the Year'
March 26, 2015 by NapaValleyRegister.com
Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, will honor senior consultant Geni Bennetts from WeiserMazars of Napa County and Elece Hempel of Sonoma County as the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year.

New Accountant Launches Series by Accounting Experts: Why It's Important to Take the CPA Exam
March 25, 2015 by Itbusinessnet.com
The featured cover story is “Transforming Today’s High Performers Into Tomorrow’s Leaders: The WeiserMazars Way!”, written by Chris Roberts, Director of Human Resources, Long Island Practice. The story showcases the opportunities that WeiserMazars offers CPAs to advance their professional growth.

New Accountant Launches Series by Accounting Experts: "Why It's Important to Take the CPA Exam"
March 25, 2015 by Seattlepi
The featured cover story is “Transforming Today’s High Performers Into Tomorrow’s Leaders: The WeiserMazars Way!”, written by Chris Roberts, Director of Human Resources, Long Island Practice. The story showcases the opportunities that WeiserMazars offers CPAs to advance their professional growth.

Heinz, Kraft to create world's No. 5 food company
March 25, 2015 by USA Today
In a jolt touching pantries across the globe, H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) will merge into the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company — bent on cutting costs, growing internationally and evolving into a more consumer-focused company.

New Accountant Launches Series by Accounting Experts: "Why It's Important to Take the CPA Exam"
March 25, 2015 by PRWeb
This issue of New Accountant marks the beginning of a new series of articles from experts on the importance of taking the CPA Exam. The story showcases the opportunities that WeiserMazars offers CPAs to advance their professional growth, such as an international mobility program and the WeiserMazars Leadership Academy (WLMA).

MU Maintenance: Solving the Patient Engagement Pain Points
March 25, 2015 by Healthcare Informatics
When it comes to meeting meaningful use (MU) requirements, it’s no secret that providers across the country have struggled with the patient engagement aspect of the mandate—specifically, getting the required 5 percent of patients to view, download, or transmit (VDT) their electronic health information. Our own Jenna Barsky comments.

Study shows gap between executive care for human rights and the prominence of its policy
March 24, 2015 by Corporate Counsel
The majority of business executives are aware that human rights policies should be inherent, but not as many implement them. A study conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group, looks at the views of executives, board members, and businesses in regards to the importance of companies in protecting human rights.

Human Trafficking Compliance Arrives for Federal Contractors
March 24, 2015 by Compliance Week
Any company that does business with the federal government must now ensure that its supply chain is free of human-trafficking activities.

PR, CSR and Branding: Human Rights a Topic of High Importance for Businesses, Communities and Brand Reputation
March 23, 2015 by Bull Dog Reporter
In the study, The Road from Principle to Practice: Today's Challenges for Business in Respecting Human Rights, sponsored by WeiserMazars and Mazars Group features the Global Human Rights Survey Initiative.

Global Human Rights Survey Indicates that Human Rights is a topic of High Importance for Businesses and its Stakeholders
March 16, 2015 by Finwin
In the study, The Road from Principle to Practice: Today's Challenges for Business in Respecting Human Rights, sponsored by WeiserMazars and Mazars Group features the Global Human Rights Survey Initiative.

'Lenient' FATCA has kick-started global transparency, says expert
March 12, 2015 by International Adviser
FATCA, the controversial piece of US tax legislation, has marked the first step towards global transparency and has provided cooperating jurisdictions with plenty of leniency.

Goodwill accounting giving biz a break
March 12, 2015 by The Daily Record
Accounting related to acquisitions is getting easier - and often cheaper - thanks to new rules that no longer require firms to make annual calculations related to the value of the acquired business.

Regulators give biz a break with goodwill accounting
March 6, 2015 by Long Island Business News
Accounting related to acquisitions is getting easier - and often cheaper - thanks to new rules that no longer require firms to make annual calculations related to the value of the acquired business.

20 Tax Experts Reveal the Most Important Tax and Accounting Considerations for Freelance Consultants
March 3, 2015 by Zintro
Zintro works directly with many freelance consultants who have unique tax and accounting needs, so they sought out to discover some tax and accounting tips that would be especially beneficial to professionals. James A. Toto gives his advice on some of the most important tax tip for freelance consultants.

IRS Opens FATCA International Data Exchange Gateway
March 2, 2015 by Accounting Today
The Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business & International division has opened a gateway that financial institutions and the tax authorities abroad can use to send information on financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers in accordance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Executive Forum: What issues in your firm, market and profession are top of mind or keeping you awake at night?
March 2015 by Public Accounting Report
Our people and client care are the topics that keep me up at night in today's complex and changing business environment. A clear vision and strategy are essential, with the key success factors being our ability to be innovative, adaptive and nimble in our approach.

Regulator eyes revamped rules
February 27, 2015 by Long Island Business News
The accounting industry's rule maker plans to change the way leases are handled in financial statements, adding liabilities to balance sheets and thus throwing some companies out of compliance with banks.

Business need to get creative with lenders
February 27, 2015 by Long Island Business News
Companies facing difficulty borrowing may find the answer in the form of asset-based loans that typically let them borrow against money they're owed or a product ready to go.

25 Finance Expert Share The Single Easiest Way to Save Money Every Month Without Fail
February 25, 2015 by Scratch Wireless
Scratch Wireless wanted to discover top tips from finance experts on what they would suggest as an easy, fail-proof monthly money saving tactic. James A. Toto gives his advice on recommendations on how to save money.

ProfNet Experts Available on Tax Planning Tips for Consumers
February 17, 215 by MyFoxWausau
Richard Bloom is amongst many of the selected experts from the ProfNet network who are available to share tax planning tips.

Community Leaders Judge the News: Results to be announced at Fair Media Council Folio Awards April 24

February 17, 2015 by Long Island Exchange
It's that time of year, when dozens of business and community leaders spend countless hours as Folio judges. It's all part of the Fair Media Council's annual Folio Awards, a 'green-light ethics' program that shows the media what it's doing right.

Money Fix: Tax deductions
February 15, 2015 by Newsday
Uncle Sam is more generous than you think. Here are some surprising or overlooked deductions that will keep a bit more cash in your pocket.

Answering Industry Challenges with Metering Technology
February 10, 2015 by Water Technology
Robert Wilson, a contributing author, writes about how implementing automated meter reading (AMR) and smart water metering (SWM) may be the answer to addressing the significant water-related challenges.

Global Tax Transparency Rising in 2015 As FATCA, OECD Initiatives Gain Momentum
January 27, 2015 by Bloomberg BNA
The growth of global tax transparency is expected to leap ahead in 2015—meaning companies, individual taxpayers and financial institutions must exercise new levels of caution.

New WeiserMazars' Not-for-Profit Partner Brings Bird's Eye View To Practice

January 22, 2015 by Big4.com
WeiserMazars’ recent addition of Ethan Kahn as a Partner in the Not-for-Profit Practice strengthens the firm for several good reasons including the fact Kahn is an accomplished CPA who testified in front of the NY State Senate for the Non-Profit Revitalization Bill.

Money Matters
January 15, 2015 by Water & Wastes Digest
Industry expert shares insight on financial risks & tips for municipalities. Funding and financing are the backbone of any municipal water operation. Having the means to build, maintain and rehabilitate infrustructure to continue to provide water to customers is vital.

Best Practices for Construction and Real Estate Firms
January 15, 2015 by Commerce Magazine
WeiserMazars was retained by a New Jersey-based real estate owner after their purchase of a three-story, 53,000 square foot building for $6.1 million. We recommend a purchase price allocation, a disposal analysis and a cost segregation analysis of the final improvements.

Supermarket M&A Activity Creates Ripples for Shopping Center Owners
January 8, 2015 by National Real Estate Investor
The supermarket sector has been one of the most active markets for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) over the past two years, and there’s no reason to think the activity will slow this year. Says our own Louis Biscotti, "Being able to spread the overhead across thousands of stores creates economies of scale. And the bigger you are, the more leverage you have with food manufacturers and wholesalers.”

WeiserMazars' partner moderates Tel Aviv discussion around investing in Israeli start-ups
December 23, 2014
WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group sponsored the Axis Tel Aviv Corporate Edition at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Israel’s leading start-ups and international corporate investors pitched each other, networked, and actively sought ways to support business and investment opportunities.

Howard Dorman Updates WeiserMazars' global human rights "Temperature Check' survey efforts
December 22, 2014 by Big4.com
Together with The Economist Intelligence Unit and an international alliance of governments and businesses, WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group will continue to help develop global standards for human rights reporting through a new survey. WeiserMazars partner, Howard Dorman, has a personal stake in the work since both of his parents were Holocaust survivors. Learn more in this interview with Big4.com.

Year-End Financial Reporting: What Your Company Needs to Know
December 19, 2014 by Proformative
All organizations are required to complete a period-end financial close monthly, quarterly or annually. To say that this process is demanding and labor intensive is an understatement. It is all hands on deck for the finance department, including precious time from senior level staff. Our own David Rubenstein comments on a few new rules of which business owners should be aware.

26 Small Business Experts Reveal Their Top Tax Tips for Small Business Owners to Get Bigger Tax Breaks
December 17, 2014 by PointBlank, the Official Direct Capital Blog
As the year draws to a close, now is the time many businesses focus on a variety of important yearly business assessments such as performance reviews, internal audits, and yearly projections. Our own Jim Toto comments.

IRS Extends 'Deemed Compliant' Status of Countries for FATCA

December 10, 2014 by Accounting Today
The Internal Revenue Service has issued an announcement extending the “deemed compliant” status of countries that are treated as if they had an intergovernmental agreement with the U.S. Treasury Department in place for purposes of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

WeiserMazars and Mazars Group Join on Human Rights Survey

December 9, 2014
WeiserMazars, Mazars Group, and The Economist Intelligence Unit are collaborating in a global human rights survey. The survey will investigate whether businesses have made a formal commitment to respecting human rights, how they approach implementation of that commitment, and the extent to which the environment in which businesses operate helps or hinders their ability to respect human rights.

Before the ball drops: tax strategies to take your clients into the New Year
December 1, 2014 by Accounting Today
The tax landscape for the year ahead has been settled for some time, with one big exception - the extenders. And most observers agree that they will be acted on by Congress in the lame duck session before the year's end. Our own Richard Bloom comments.

Life and Times

November 28, 2014 by LIBN.com
In the business world, there’s no underestimating youth, energy and enthusiasm – and no overestimating experience. A good company usually has at least one old-hand on staff, a seasoned pro who was there when Rover was a pup, there before the flood, there from Day One. A great company usually has a bunch. But what makes these non-owners stick around? Is it the work? The camaraderie? The challenge of keeping up with changing times? The well-stocked vending machines? Lean more about our own Jim Kinney now!

Insurers prepare to comply with tax rules for offshore accounts
November 23, 2014 by BusinessInsurer.com
Even as the insurance industry moves to meet the first reporting deadlines under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the law and compliance remain works in progress. Our own Colleen Waddell and Timothy Evans comment on the changes.

Lightstone is latest in line for Israel Bonds
January 6, 2015 by REW Online
The Lightstone Group became the latest New York developer to tap into the Israeli bond market, raising $120 million on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The firm plans to use the money from the unsecured corporate bond sale to fund “future strategic growth.”

Triple Play: Tax-related things to consider when donating time, assets this holiday season
December 14, 2014 by NJBIZ
Triple Play is a weekly NJBIZ feature that asks top executives in New Jersey to talk about three things related to their industry.

WeiserMazars and Mazars Group launch global human rights survey
December 10, 2014 by Accounting WEB
WeiserMazars together with Mazars Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit and an international alliance of governments and businesses, is launching a global human rights survey. The centerpiece of this initiative will be worldwide research conducted by the EIU to build an in-depth picture of businesses’ awareness of, commitment to and progress in improving human rights.

WeiserMazars and Mazars Group Join on Human Rights Survey
December 9, 2014 by Accounting Today
The New York-based accounting, tax and advisory services firm WeiserMazars LLP, its sister firm abroad Mazars Group and other business groups and government are collaborating on launching a global human rights survey.

Tax & Compliance
December 3, 2014 by CPA Practice dvisor
7 Important Income Tax Tips

8 To-Do Items for Year-End Income and Estate Tax Planning
November 14, 2014 by Michael Rudegeair and Richard Bloom | Currents Magazine
Now is the time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the year to come. This article covers eight important income and estate tax planning items to consider before the year-end. - See more at: http://www.weisermazars.com/insights/articles#sthash.L8H3TVPs.dpuf

LIA urges permanent extension of tax breaks
November 4, 2014 by LIBN.com
Long Island Association CEO, Kevin Law, has written to U.S. lawmakers, urging them to push to extend numerous tax provisions for business permanently. Our own Dennis Cancellarich comments.

Expiring tax breaks? It's anyone's guess.
October 31, 2014 by LIBN.com
While expert, informed number-crunching will always be the professional accountant’s hallmark, the expiration of certain business-related tax breaks – and the possibility that some may be renewed – are making it difficult for accountants to make tax-planning decisions and otherwise advise clients. Learn how the industry's best and brightest, including our own Dennis Cancellarich, are mastering the regulations.

Understanding New and Emerging Credit Risks

October 22, 2014 by BankDirector.com
The crisis may be over, but the challenges of managing credit risk in a low interest rate environment and increasingly competitive marketplace are not. David Shaw, director, Credit Risk Management Services at WeiserMazars LLP, discusses new credit risk concerns, the forces driving them and the need for enhanced risk management programs.

Triple Play: How to reduce the impact of high tax rates
September 7, 2014 by NJBiz.com
NJBiz asks WeiserMazars Executive Committee member, Lisa Osofsky, for her thoughts on how business owners and executives can reduce the impact of higher tax rates. Read her answers to learn more.

Mixed opinions on water problems

August 19, 2014 by Processing Magazine
It’s often said that infrastructure for water provision to U.S. populations and industry is at a near-crisis stage. And there are signs that this is the case. Yet because many water sources are free, the dollars-and-cents incentives that lead to decisive action often don't exist. Read as WeiserMazars partner, Jerome Devillers, discusses industry financing with Processing Magazine.

Your Money: Looking to save taxes on long-term college investments
August 12, 2014 by NJ.com
WeiserMazars partner, Richard Bloom, discusses long-term college saving in the form of Uniform Transfers to Minor Act accounts (UTMA) and the resulting tax consequences. Read more here.

Russia's Food Import Restrictions Will Create Mix of Winners & Losers
August 8, 2014 by International Business Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to punish countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia may cause difficulties for Russian consumers but may benefit other parties. WeiserMazars partner, Howard Dorman, notes that it is possible and potentially lucrative for companies to circumvent the prohibition and find a way to get their products into Russia to the benefit of their bottom line and home economy.

Partner Robert K. Wilson Expands WeiserMazars Water & Utilities Practice
August 4, 2014 by Big4.com
We are pleased to welcome Robert K. Wilson as a Partner in our growing Water & Utilities Practice. Robert's background has provided organizational transformation services to the water, utilities, finance, customer service, human resources and information technology sectors. Read about how this work will continue at WeiserMazars in Robert's interview with Big4.com.

Six ways not-for-profits can get value from risk management

July 7, 2014 by Journal of Accountancy
In a recent report, 53% of public companies and 43% of financial services companies reported having complete formal enterprise-wide risk management processes in place, while only 13% of not-for-profits claimed the same. Additionally, 24% of not-for-profits have no enterprise-wide risk management in place. Robert Cummings discusses this trend and the six factors that are critical for organizations, particularly not-for-profits, in implementing ERM.

Your Money: NJ's "exit tax" and home sales
July 2, 2014 by NJ.com
WeiserMazars partner, Richard Bloom, answers a reader's question regarding New Jersey's exit tax and home sales under various circumstances for NJ.com's "Your Money" column. Read the specifics here.

Complex Path Ahead in Post-Deadline FATCA Universe, Practitioners Say
July 1, 2014 by Bloomberg BNA
Major challenges for both the government and the financial industry lie ahead as the first round of reporting and withholding under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act goes into effect on July 1. Susan Grbic comments on how you should prepare for FATCA.

How Wheels Came Off of Hertz' Accounting

June 24, 2014 by Compliance Week
$10.7 billion Hertz, the auto rental company, warned on June 6th of a massive financial restatement yet to come. Then, in a Form 8-K filing, Hertz warned that its current quarterly filing would be late and that its financial statements for 2011 should no longer be relied upon. Even worse, the 2012 and 2013 annual statements might be called into question. Our General Counsel, Scott Univer, comments.

Tyson Foods' Acquisition of Hillshire Could Drive Prices Upward
June 10, 2014 by International Business Times
Analysts have noted that the potential purchase of Hillshire Brands Co. by Tyson Foods Inc. will cause food production industry prices to increase. WeiserMazars partner, Louis Biscotti, notes that while the deal would be good for Tyson and its shareholders due to the resulting diversification of the company's offerings it may also hurt consumers.

For Brazilian Beef Duo, a Swift Rise
June 3, 2014 by The Wall Street Journal
Fueling Pilgrim's Pride Corp.'s $6.8 billion bid for Hillshire Brands Co. this week is the ambition of a pair of Brazilian brothers who aim to dominate the global meat business. A successful deal for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs would mark the boldest bet yet by Wesley and Joesley Batista, who run Pilgrim's majority owner, JBS SA. It would be the meat industry's biggest merger. Our own Lou Biscotti comments.

Caught in the middle: Helping adult children and elderly relatives with money
May 28, 2014 by The Star-Ledger
As an increasing number of young adults are graduating from college without job offers and and greater numbers of elderly are requiring care, the "sandwich generation" that lies between must fund multiple goals with limited resources. Our own Lisa Osofsky offers tips to the sandwiched on saving for retirement despite these additional expenses.\

Your Money: Fleeing NJ to save on income taxes
May 19, 2014 by NJ.com
WeiserMazars partner, Richard Bloom, answers questions about when 401(k) plan distributions are considered retirement income for NJ.com's "Your Money" column. Read about the specifics here.

What Hedge Funds Need to Know About the May 5th FATCA Deadline
May 1, 2014 by Hedgeco.net
The complex guidelines surrounding FATCA have created confusion and led funds into unchartered territory. In a discussion with Hedgeco.com, our own Susan Grbic advises fund managers and compliance officers on how to comply with these new rules, be it registering all foreign investment entities or gathering correct information for future reporting obligations.

The new Russia sanctions: Stalled tax talks
April 24, 2014 by Politico
The U.S. based anti-tax evasion law, FATCA, requires all foreign banks to report to the IRS information on American accounts amounting to more than $50,000; banks that do not participate will see a 30% withholding tax penalty. While Russian President Vladimir Putin and his lieutenants have shrugged off formal sanctions from the United States, an informal sanction in the form of failed FATCA talks has sent them scrambling to change laws so that Russian banks can continue to work with the IRS.

Financial Businesses Gear Up for FATCA
April 23, 2014
FATCA deadlines are quickly approaching, with July 1st being the deadline for implementing new account "onboarding" procedures for U.S. withholding agents. Our own Susan Grbic explains the importance of these dates and reminds that the IRS will not be extending these FATCA deadlines.

Your Money: IRA payout conusion when more than one account, annuities, are involved
April 22, 2014 by NJ.com
Your financial questions answered. Our own Richard Bloom answers a reader's question about IRA payouts when the IRA has been transferred into two annuities.

When Clinical Transformation and Technological Change Come Down to Process and Cultural Change
April 15, 2014 by Healthcare Informatics
When attempting to achieve Triple Aim, the concept of improved quality, enhanced patient satisfaction, and improved cost-effectiveness in healthcare, the challenges can be as much cultural and process-based as technological. Our own Mary Ford discusses the importance of trust in a CIO's long-term strategy towards transformation.

The Procrastinator's Guide to Last-Minute Tax Prep
April 7, 2014 by Women & Co.
Still trying to find the time to tackle your tax return by April 15th? In this article, a panel of experts, including our own Maryann Reyes, provide tips on how to streamline your filing and maximize your return.

Retirement Planning
April 1, 2014 by The NonProfit Times
The financial crisis following the 2008 stock market crash affected the nonprofit industry as well as for-profit firms. Now that the economy has stabilized, it may be time for nonprofit executives to catch up on retirement planning. WeiserMazars partner, Ron Lagnado, discusses certain negotiation strategies that these executives can use to further their financial security.

Your Money: Newlyweds file taxes jointly, but want to keep deductions for homes they own separately
March 31, 2014 by NJ.com
WeiserMazars partner, Lisa Osofsky, answers questions about the deductions related to home ownership and marriage status for NJ.com's "Your Money" column. Read about the specifics here.

IRS' Virtual Currency Guidance May Benefit Bitcoin Users
March 28, 2014 by Accounting Today
The IRS' ruling that Bitcoin should be considered property, rather than currency, means that Bitcoin users will have to be more careful in reporting their transaction. However, the decision may help Bitcoin investors in the end. Our own Steve Brecher discusses.

Managing the Windfalls of the Rich and Techy

March 26, 2014 by Institutional Investor
More than 40 firms have gone public since the beginning of the year, making 2014 a popular year for initial public offerings. M&A activity in the technology sector has also increased and these shifts have created a new class of stock-wealthy executives. Our own Richard Bloom weighs in on what wealth managers should consider when assisting this increasing pool of clients.

Bitcoin 101: How is Bitcoin Different from the Dollar?

March 26, 2014 by USA Today
Unlike the dollar, Bitcoin is backed by nothing more than its own ability to hold value. And while Bitcoin can be used to pay for goods and services, it is not yet accepted as legal tender. The IRS recently announced that the federal government will tax digital money as property rather than currency, a move that has, as stated by our own Stephen Brecher, "given certainty to dealing in digital currency."

Yes, Bitcoin is legit, says IRS. But tax reporting could be boggling
March 26, 2014 by the Christian Science Monitor
A recent IRS ruling says that Bitcoin is property, not currency, and reassures investors but dumps major new reporting requirements on users. Will it kill the virtual currency? Not if the tech community stays involved. “There are more and more exchanges for different kinds of property,” says our own Steve Brecher, and notes that the marketplace has worked out methods for determining reporting calculations and quotations of value.

IRS Says Bitcoin Counts as Property for Tax Purposes
March 25, 2014 by Accounting Today
The IRS announcement that Bitcoin should be taxed as property rather than currency has answered many questions about virtual currencies and their treatment by the tax system. Says our own partner, Steve Brecher, "Knowing the consequences is useful. Some people have been making assumptions about it and proceeding, and they may have guessed right. There were some people who were probably hopeful it might get a different treatment. But at least they know what the treatment is.”

Can Bitcoin survive? Debate rages, but experts say regulation is possible.
February 26, 2014 by the Christian Science Monitor
The recent closure of Bitcoin exhange, Mt. Gox, has caused the crypto-currency's prices to plummet. While some argue that government regulation would stabilize the currency's value, others argue that regulation would only remove Bitcoin's key appeal. Says WeiserMazars partner, Stephen Brecher, "don't write Bitcoin's obituary just yet."

Accountants Revolt Against Oversight Plan
February 21, 2014 by Long Island Business News
Debate has intensified around a regulator's plan to require accounting firms to name the lead partners working on individual audits. Says WeiserMazars partner, David Rubenstein, "When you look at an annual auditied financial statement, it's signed off by the firm. The concept is the firm, not the engagement partner, is rendering the opinion."

James Blake Comments in Commerce Magazine

February 10, 2014
Diversity within public accounting has been a topic for many years, yet little progress towards actual improvement has been made. James Blake, our New Jersey Practice Partner-in-Charge, comments on the importance of diversity and urges that, "having a range of view points approaching a problem gives us better insight in overcoming challenges and understanding our clients' needs." View page 14 for the full comment.

Ken Pogrob Mentioned in The Secured Lender
January 15, 2013
On October 17, 2013, the Commercial Finance Association's New Jersey Chapter organized a panel discussion held at Rutgers University. The panel served as an introduction for both undergraduate and graduate students to asset-based lending. Our own partner, Ken Pogrob, was a featured panelist.

Ron Ries Responds to the CPA Journal with a Letter to the Editor
August 15, 2013
Responding to the CPA Journal's article, "The Question of Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation: Would Investors Benefit," WeiserMazars partner, Ron Ries, discusses the need to open the international audit market and decrease the market share currently held by the Big Four.

David Moise Discusses the Correct Way to Resolve Tax Issues with Fox Business
August 5, 2013
David Moise, WeiserMazars Partner-in-Charge of Tax Procedure and Controversy, discusses how to properly resolve IRS tax issues. Read the full article for advice on how to avoid scams and an overview of the resolution process.

David Wasserstrum Speaks about 401(k) Withdrawals in the New York Post

June 16, 2013
Thinking about taking money out of your 401(k)? WeiserMazars partner, David Wasserstrum, weighs the costs and benefits of taking out a loan against your 401(k) versus making a hardship withdrawal. Read the full article to learn more.

Shahab Moreh Speaks about FASB's Lease Accounting Proposal in Compliance Week

June 11, 2013
The Financial Accounting Standards Board recently released a proposal to include leases on corporate balance sheets, a move that has received much dissent. Says Shahab Moreh, head of Real Estate Services at WeiserMazars, "There's going to be a tremendous cost to companies to keep track of this, calculate this, and put it on the balance sheet.” To download the full article, click here.

Howard Dorman Speaks about WeiserMazars' Human Rights Initiative in the Wall Street Journal

June 10, 2013
The United Nations' Guiding Principles on business and human rights aim to help companies follow specific human rights practices and processes. Now WeiserMazars, in partnership with Mazars and Shift, is working to develop a way to measure companies' actual progress meeting these goals.

Elliot Ogulnick and Harry Steinmetz's Article Covered by the New York Law Journal

May 20, 2013
The most recent real estate bubble burst under the weight of a market saturated with overpriced properties and subprime mortgages. Unfortunately, this bubble likely won't be the last. When real estate values again spike to unsustainable levels, will your clients be prepared?

WeiserMazars' 2012 Insurance Finance Leadership Study Covered by the Wall Street Journal

December 13, 2012
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2012 Finance Leadership Study! This Wall Street Journal article (full article here) highlights the findings of our study: we discovered a number of interesting trends including a correlation between the approach to information technology investment and high Return on Capital among our respondents. Watch our "Tale of Two Insurance Companies" video and read more about our study here.

Andy Cohen Highlighted on LIBN.com
December 7, 2012
WeiserMazars partner, Andy Cohen, was recently elected as the vice-chair of the American Insitute of Certified Public Accountants' joint trial board. “I am honored and humbled,” Cohen said in a statement, “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the board to uphold the best standards and practices of our AICPA members.”

Scott Univer Quoted by CNNMoney
August 16, 2012
When millions of dollars went missing from the Peregrine Financial Group's customer accounts, regulators and shareholders began to push for the wider use of electronic confirmations in company audits. Scott Univer, general counsel at WeiserMazars, explains that these systems, currently in place at WeiserMazars, are both effective and cost efficient.

Bonnie Mann Falk Named Among LIBN's Who's Who in Professional Women
August 9, 2012
Congratulations to our own senior manager, Bonnie Mann Falk, who was named to Long Island Business News' List of Who's Who in Professional Women. An active member in WeiserMazars' various women's initiatives, Falk says that the firm is poised to provide an accommodating environment to women looking to succeed both domestically and globally.

WeiserMazars Highlighted by Spain - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
July 30, 2012
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court made several ground-breaking decisions regarding U.S. health care coverage. WeiserMazars’ summary of the rulings is featured in the Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s July newsletter. Read the full article here.

Howard Dorman Named President of CHHANGE
July 1, 2012
We are proud to announce that WeiserMazars partner, Howard Dorman, has been named President of CHHANGE, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education. The organization is dedicated to supporting the fight against all forms of prejudice.

Our Biscotti Toback & Company merger featured in Modern Grocer
March 12, 2012
Biscotti Toback & Company's merger with WeiserMazars LLP was a featured article in Modern Grocer's most recent issue. “We are excited to join the WeiserMazars team,” said Louis Biscotti, now a WeiserMazars partner.

Michael Flagiello and David Hurst published in Accounting Today
February 23, 2012
Many organizations rely heavily on the software program, Microsoft Excel. Some organizations even report using more than 500,000 spreadsheets. Michael Flagiello and David Hurst examine how much Excel is too much.

WeiserMazars' Excel Study Highlighted on CFO.com
January 18, 2012
In a 2011 study, WeiserMazars found that 87% of the CFOs they surveyed relied heavily on Excel spreadsheets, with several CFOs reporting that their companies use as many as 500,000 spreadsheets as part of their quarterly close. Learn more as various CFOs discuss this trend with CFO.com.

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