NJBIZ Announces Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey: Small/medium companies

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Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C. is pleased to announce that once again we have been named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The awards program, run by NJBIZ and the Best Companies Group, recognizes employers who show a dedication to their employees' growth and quality of life. The assessment is a two-step process which includes a questionnaire which is completed by the employer along with an anonymous survey given to the randomly selected employees within the companies. We are very proud to have received this award for the last ten years, including earning the top spot in 2007. The firm was also selected as the #1 Best Mid-size Accounting Firm to Work For in the Country in 2010 and one of the best accounting firms to work for in the country from 2008 - 2013 by Accounting Today Magazine.

“We knew from the start that the best investment a business can make to ensure success is an investment in its people. That’s the philosophy on which Wilkin & Guttenplan was built” says Ed Guttenplan, the firm’s managing shareholder. “We hire the best and brightest and take pride in our amazing culture and extraordinary team members.”

About the firm: Wilkin & Guttenplan, founded in 1983, offers services in accounting and audit, business valuations, estates and trusts, taxation, real estate, health care, litigation support and a full range of commercial services. We serve middle-market and closely-held businesses in the technology, life sciences and pharma industries, international companies conducting business in the U.S. and other countries, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm also has a special niche in the sports industry providing tax, bill paying and business advisory services to over 100 major league baseball players, as well as providing these services to other high-net-worth individuals and families. We also provide expert and personalized accounting and consulting services for Common Interest Realty Associations (CIRA) including Community Associations, Condos and Co-ops.

The firm is an independent member of the BDO Alliance, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. Belonging to the BDO Alliance presents the opportunity to expand services nationally and internationally with a cost efficient platform, without jeopardizing our existing client relationships or autonomy.

Headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey with offices in New York City, the firm employs over 80 people.

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Speakers & Attendees at the U.S. Tax Compliance Event - January 15th, 2015 - Hotel Intercontinental, Mumbai, India

Shareholder Vinay Navani recently spoke to a group of Chartered Accountants and Bankers in Mumbai, India with co-host Kirit Mehta, Senior Partner of G.P. Kapadia & Co.  The presentation focused on aspects of U.S. taxation to assist Indian businesses entering the United States.  In addition, there was a detailed discussion about various aspects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and opportunities for U.S. taxpayers with unreported foreign bank accounts to comply with U.S. tax requirements under both the Streamlined Offshore Filing Procedures and the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative.

 

The Coveted NJCPA Distinguished Service Medallion

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Congratulations to Wilkin & Guttenplan Partner, Carol Donatiello Iocca who was awarded the coveted NJCPA Distinguished Service Medallion this past week by NJSCPA president Brad Muniz. The award is given for years of service and "Exceeding Expectations and Setting the Standard of Excellence for Others to Follow.

 

New Jersey CPA magazine’s “CPA-List"

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Congratulations to partners Vinay Navani, CPA, CGMA, MBA, MST and Carol Donatiello Iocca, CPA, CGMA who have been named to New Jersey CPA magazine’s “CPA-List”. This list acknowledges the high level of performance and engagement of selected NJSCPA members in a variety of practice areas. We are so proud of our exceptional colleagues, Carol and Vinay, and their achievement of excellence in our profession.

 

Congratulations to Ed Guttenplan on his appointment as the new Secretary of the 2014/2015 Executive Committee of the New Jersey Society of CPAs

Edward I. Guttenplan, CPA, MBA, CGMA, of Highland Park, has been elected Secretary of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) for a one year term beginning June 1, 2014.
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Guttenplan, Managing Shareholder at Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C., East Brunswick joined the NJSCPA in 1981. He has served on the NJSCPA Board of Trustees as a trustee and is a member of the NJSCPA Student Programs & Scholarships Committee. He has served as a member of the Accounting & Auditing Standards and E-File interest groups and the Human Resources and Special Awards committees. Guttenplan is a recipient of the NJSCPA Distinguished Service Merit Coin - Standard of Excellence Recognition as well as Recipient of the NJSCPA 2004/2005 Leadership Award. In the Middlesex/Somerset Chapter, he has served as treasurer, secretary, vice president and president.

Guttenplan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is active in many community organizations and boards.

Guttenplan earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from Boston University.
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Wilkin & Guttenplan provides tax consulting services and other specialized services to Closely-held and Middle-market Businesses, Health Care Professionals' Practices, the Real Estate Industry, Professional Athletes and Entertainers, Law Firms, Estates and Trusts, , IT Managed Services, Private Equity Portfolio Companies, International Companies and Technology Companies, and Not-for-Profit Organizations. We also provide expert and personalized accounting and consulting services for Common Interest Realty Associations (CIRA) including Community Associations, Condos and Co-ops.

The firm is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. Belonging to the BDO Alliance presents the opportunity to expand services nationally and internationally with a cost efficient platform, without jeopardizing our existing client relationships or autonomy.

Headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey with offices in New York City, Wilkin & Guttenplan employs over 75 people.

 

Congratulations to Janine Zirrith for Her Leadership, Achievement and Recognition

AAA's 2014 Nominating Committee, chaired by Ralph Hendrix with MacDonald Page & Co. LLC recently presented to the National Board, the following slate of candidates for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. All nominations were done in accordance with the bylaws in regards to eligibility requirements.newaaalogo

The following members of AAA have been nominated by the Nominating Committee to serve as officers for a one-year term or directors for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2014. Thank you to all of the members submitting a nomination resume. The committee felt the decision was extremely difficult, however it shows we have an Association with a dynamic and experienced leadership base.

President - Janine Zirrith, AAAPM, Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C.
Vice President - Jim Fahey, AAAPM, Hill, Barth & King
Secretary - Jane Johnson, AAAPM, Grimbleby Coleman CPA's
Treasurer - Bob Biddle, AAAPM, Bowman & Company
Director - Misty Cable, Gilliam & Associates, PC

Continuing to serve on the Board of Directors will be: Norm Saale, AAAPM, McDermott & Miller, P.C., as immediate past president and Ann White, AAAPM, Hartman, Leito & Bolt, LLP, Ginny Fedrich, AAAPM, HBLA Certified Public Accountants, Inc., and Sharon Trabbic, AAAPM, William Vaughn Company as directors.  

The newly elected leaders will meet all members in San Diego for the 2014 National Practice Management Conference.

NJBIZ Announces Wilkin & Guttenplan as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

We are pleased to announce that we have been named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. The awards program, run by NJBIZ and the Best Companies Group, recognizes employers who show a dedication to their employees' growth and quality of life. Wilkin & Guttenplan is proud to have received this award for the last nine years, including earning the top spot in 2007.

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Ed Guttenplan named a "Managing Partner Elite" by Accounting Today Magazine!

Accounting Today, the national magazine for senior public accounting and tax professionals, just announced their list of the top 2013 Managing Partners. Winners were nominated by the employees of each firm by completing multiple in-depth questions ranging from how the MP leads, creates the culture and values their people, to how they innovate and plan for the future. Ed Guttenplan, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Wilkin & Guttenplan, was selected as one of this year's 10 winners. The magazine highlighted a particular strength of each winner. For Ed, the focus was
"Planning for Success."

W&G Named Among the 2013 Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the Country

Wilkin & Guttenplan PC is pleased to announce that we have once again been named as one of the 2013 Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the country. Each year hundreds of firms apply to be considered for the list which only includes a final 100 firms. Wilkin & Guttenplan has been named to this list every year since 2008, including earning the title as the number one (#1) firm among medium-sized firms in the country in 2010.

Wilkin & Guttenplan Goes Red!

Wilkin & Guttenplan is Going Red! According to the American Heart Association heart disease is theGo-Red-2013 No. 1 killer of women – mothers, sisters, daughters, friends – and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined?

In an effort to support the American Heart Association in their efforts to raise awareness about the severity of Heart Disease as well as to raise money to fund research everyone at Wilkin & Guttenplan is proud to wear red on February 1st.

Team members at Wilkin & Guttenplan will donate $5 to wear jeans on February 1st in addition to donating money as part of a series of raffles throughout the day. All proceeds from these raffles will go directly to help the American Heart Association.

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