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Most Influential Minority CPAs: MRUNAL PATEL

Mrunal Patel has practiced public accounting since 2000. Throughout his 18-year career in accounting, Patel has been with Moss Adams for 17 years. He has experience in providing tax services to both public and private companies in the consumer products, apparel, and manufacturing and distribution industries. He specializes in assisting consumer products clients with tax planning, FAS 109, mergers and acquisitions, IRS examination representation, and accounting period and methods.

Patel’s industry expertise has led him to become an integral part of the Moss Adams Tax Committee, where he has served as a member for the past four years. He is seen as the firm’s “go-to” leader for food and agriculture. Professionals throughout the firm have a high respect for his industry expertise and his ability to effectively manage cross-office collaboration with firm leadership.

While his industry knowledge is deep and vast, the quality that makes him stand apart is his attitude and approach in mentoring those who are younger in the field. Patel also sits on the University of Santa Barbara Board of Economics, helping to guide and build the economic program, while mentoring school officials. Outside of his professional life, Patel has a passion for serving the local community. He is involved in multiple community service organizations, including programs to assist and aid the homeless, mentoring those in the local prisons, as well as participating in food drives and serving at the local food bank. Patel also invests in the youth in the community, sitting as Treasurer on his son’s Cub Scout Pack for the previous four years.

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