Irvine, Calif. – Haskell & White, one of Southern California’s largest independently-owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting films, has promoted four employees in the audit and business advisory services department (ABAS) and three in the tax department.

The firm, which has about 70 staff members in Irvine and San Diego, is a longtime proponent of promoting internally.

 

“The partners and management at Haskell & White strive to provide the appropriate education, training and opportunities that allow for professional and personal growth within the organization,” said managing partner Wayne Pinnell. “In addition to improving employee morale and retention, this approach helps the firm to provide consistent, personalized and effective client services.”

 

The staff members who have been promoted are as follows:

 

Tuan Le, CPA, Tax Manager

An Irvine resident, Le specializes in corporate and international taxation in the manufacturing and life sciences industries. Prior to joining the firm three years ago, Le was a senior tax associate at a regional firm in Houston.

 

Georgia Yu, CPA, Tax Senior

An Irvine resident, Yu specializes in the real estate investment, hotel and professional services industries. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in public accounting with a local firm in Santa Ana, Calif. She also has a master’s degree in accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Miriam Notik, Tax In-Charge Associate

A Newport Beach resident, Notik joined Haskell & White two years ago after graduating summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She also has an associate’s degree in accounting from Santa Monica College.

 

Ryan Maes, CPA, ABV, ABAS Manager

An Orange resident, Maes has been with the firm for almost six years. Accredited in business valuation (ABV) through the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), he excels in audits for middle-market public and private companies, including nonprofit organizations.  He is also active in the nonprofit arts community as a founding member and CFO of Rogue Artists Ensemble and treasurer for Fierce Backbone.

Jeffrey Wang, CPA, ABAS Senior

An Irvine resident, Wang specializes in providing exceptional client service in the wholesale distribution and manufacturing industries. In his one year at Haskell & White, he has proven to be especially skilled in small company audits up to $100 million in revenue. Before joining the firm, he had two and a half years’ previous experience with another public accounting firm.

   

Sebastian Galmarini, ABAS In-Charge Associate

A Tustin resident, Galmarini worked at Euro American Propagators in San Diego for seven years as an accounting manager prior to joining Haskell & White 18 months ago. He specializes in working with startup, biotech, software and nonprofit organizations as well as audit and consulting work for SEC filings and real estate investment trusts. He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine and an MBA from University of California, Redlands.

 

Navid Rafiee, ABAS In-Charge Associate

A Laguna Niguel resident, Rafiee specializes in the wholesale, distribution and service industries as well as audits for foundations and employee benefit plans. Before joining the firm 11 months ago, he worked for a local accounting firm as well as Robert Half.

 

About Haskell & White LLP

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.hwcpa.com. Connect with Haskell & White at www.facebook.com/haskellandwhite and www.twitter.com/haskellandwhite