Baltimore, MD - KatzAbosch is pleased to announce that it has been nominated and selected as a finalist for two categories at the 2015 SmartCEO CPA & ESQ Awards.

KatzAbosch's colleagues and peers nominated the firm for "Firm of the Year" and Ryan Sturm, CPA and Principal at KatzAbosch, was nominated for "Rising Star of the Year."  Both award nominees made it to the elite group of finalists.

Ryan Sturm, CPA and Principal, joined the firm in 2005, and is a member of the Firm's Tax Department. In 2011 and 2012 consecutively, Ryan was nominated and recognized as a SmartCPA for SmartCEO Magazine by his peers and clients. Ryan provides tax services to small and medium sized business as well as individuals covering the following industries: Technology, Construction and Real Estate, Medical Services, Service Providers and Private Equity.

"We are honored to have been selected as finalists for the awards, particularly as those who nominated us are leaders in the Baltimore business community," said Mark Cissell, President and CEO.

The CPA & ESQ Awards program honors the region's most enterprising accountants and attorneys for their leadership, accomplishment, innovation and success. An independent committee of local business leaders chooses the CPA & ESQ finalists based on the quality of nominations submitted. Awards will be presented to accountants and attorneys that have made an outstanding impact on their clients' businesses. The CPA & ESQ finalists were celebrated at an awards reception on June 4, 2015, where the winners are announced live and profiled in the May/June issue of SmartCEO magazine.

About KatzAbosch

Founded in 1969, KatzAbosch is one of the largest CPA and business consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic region.  As a Maryland accounting firm, our mission is to provide the highest quality accounting, tax, financial and management consulting services to our regional clients.  We understand the needs and challenges of our clients and we have made it our obligation to create, grow and protect asset value.  KatzAbosch is consistently named a Best Accounting Firm to Work For in Accounting Today and has been named a Top 200 Accounting Firms in the Nation by Inside Public Accounting for 2014.  Our firm is also ranked among the Top 15 Largest Accounting Firms in the Baltimore Area by the Baltimore Business Journal and a Top Workplace in 2014 by The Baltimore Sun.