Speakers & attendees at the Indian American Family Business Growth Conference
Saul Ewing, PNC and Wilkin & Guttenplan PC joined together to host the Indian American Family Business Growth Conference at The Heldrich Hotel on June 4th, 2015.
Representatives of the host companies, along with expert panelists and guest speaker, spoke about the unique issues facing family owned businesses along with strategic topics related to growing business performance. The educational conference focused on aspects of access to capital, building a motivated team, estate planning, exit strategies, integrating non-family employees, and much more.
Additionally, our special guest, Navneet Puri, Ph.D., Founder, Innopharma, Inc., spoke about his experience of creating and growing Innopharma into a world class company.
June 5, 2015 – Wilkin & Guttenplan is pleased to announce that Sefi Silverstein, CPA, a Shareholder of the firm, has been appointed to the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School’s Advisory Board.
The Mission of The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School is to develop and shape the next generation of real estate leaders by developing a rigorous curriculum for undergraduate and graduate studies.
Advisory Board members represent a diverse group of leaders in a variety of fields related to the real estate industry who are brought together to interact with students and set the academic course for the Center. “I am honored and excited to be a part of this new venture – participating on an Advisory Board comprised of the most influential real estate leaders in the State who are focused on helping to develop New Jersey’s future leaders” said Sefi Silverstein.
Many accolades to Carol Donatiello Iocca, CPA, CGMA on her appointment to the NJCPA Peer Review Executive Committee.
The Peer Review Executive Committee administers the AICPA’s Peer Review Program in New Jersey and monitors the reviews of the firms included in the program. Carol will be part of a small group within the Committee which evaluates peer reviews that have been performed.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.