Minorities of Influence: CPAS


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As we have discovered over the past year, challenging and unexpected times require us to rely on our trusted advisors more than ever. In times of uncertainty, accountants and financial professionals are particularly needed to help our businesses respond and react to issues at hand. Those of us living and working in Los Angeles are fortunate to have access to an impressive, and diverse, selection of financial professionals.

Los Angeles is truly a national leader when it comes to diversity in business – and the field of accounting is no exception. There are some particularly stellar CPAs in the LA region who happen to be minorities. Our special section, “Minorities of Influence: CPAs” contains an alphabetical list of many of our region’s outstanding accountants, along with some highlights about their careers, practices and recent accomplishments they have achieved.

Congratulations to the superb professionals who made the list this year and thank you for working to keep the people and businesses of Los Angeles on the right fiscal track.

Minortites Of Influence: CPAS
Cheryl Calhoun – CBIZ & MHM
Kami Cohen – Miller Kaplan
Staford François – CohnReznick
Tony Gales – BPM LLP
Keith Hamasaki – KROST
Albert J. Jang – Kim & Lee, LLP
Shreedhar Kothari – Gumbiner Savett Inc.
Joanna Li – RSM US LLP
Harry Lin – Harry C. Lin, CPA A Professional Corporation
Karla Chavez Luna – Gumbiner Savett Inc.
Tes Macaraya – Martini Akpovi Partners, LLP
Gabriel Marquez – CohnReznick
Alejandro Mendez – Deloitte & Touche LLP
Satpal Nagpal – GHJ
Angel Naval – MGO LLP
Lizbeth Nevarez – GHJ
Ashok Parmar – Deloitte & Touche LLP
Anant Patel – GHJ
Rosie Procopio – Deloitte & Touche LLP
Lori Rock – Marcum LLP
Connie Scotti – Moss Adams
Kiyoshi William Smith – Armanino
Mohamed Sobhy – RSM US LLP
Omair Syed – Armanino
Fred Tan – Grant Thornton
Vaibhav Tandon – Gumbiner Savett Inc.
Natalie Tronkina – CohnReznick
Bella Wang – Windes

Inside this supplement:
AICPA to Build Diverse Talent Pool of CPAs via Leadership Workshop
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is encouraging qualified students to apply for the 2021 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop… Read More

New Research Reveals Significant Diversity Challenges in Accounting Profession
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, (CalCPA) in February released groundbreaking research findings in their joint study… Read More

CalCPA Forms Special Commission on Diversity and Inclusion to Address Challenges
The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA), the nation’s largest state CPA society, announced last August that it has formed a special commission focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) issues in the CPA profession… Read More