Mary O. Akpovi Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

April 13 2018

Congratulations to Mary O. Akpovi who has won the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement award. The awards honor the Valley’s most successful and accomplished women who have had a positive impact on the community. Mary is pictured holding her award with partners (from left to right) Chris Passmore (Managing Partner), Tes Macaraya (Head of Tax) and Kevin Holmes (Head of Audit and Assurance).

Below is an excerpt of the article which appeared in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Mary O. Akpovi is a highly regarded CPA and business advisor and is known for her ability to handle complex financial, tax and compliance matters for individuals, businesses, estates and trusts. She earned four degrees, including a Ph.D. Mary and her partners launched their firm in 1991. Today, Martini, Iosue & Akpovi of Encino has 46 employees with two offices and serves clients not only in the United States but all over the world. She has been an active volunteer, serving organizations helping those with disabilities and the homeless, among others. She helped establish a vocational training center in Sierra Leone, and she helps support an orphanage and medical facility in Uganda.

 

Mary O. Akpovi MBA, MBT, PhD, CPA Nominated For Lifetime Achievement Award

April 9 2018

Mary Akpovi, one of the firm’s founding partners, has been nominated for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement award. The Women in Business awards, which are in their 17th year, honor women who make a positive impact on the business community. Congratulations Mary!

 

Kevin D. Holmes Attends College Of The Canyons Foundation’s Silver Spur Award Celebration

April 5 2018

Kevin Holmes, and his wife, Isabel, attended the College of the Canyons Foundation’s Silver Spur Award Celebration on March 24, 2018. The evening was in honor of Howard P. “Buck” McKeon for his contributions to the City of Santa Clarita.

Kevin is currently the Audit Committee Chair on the Board of Directors of the College of the Canyons Foundation. The institution is the fastest growing community college in California and serves 31,000 students each year at its Valencia and Canyon Country sites as well as through its online facilities. The college offers almost 150 associate degree and certificate programs, and has also enabled 3,000 students to earn bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees through affiliations with public and private universities. Before taking on the role of Audit Committee Chair, Kevin was Chair of the Board.

Kevin is MIA’s Audit and Assurance Practice leader, as well as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Valencia office. Kevin is also serves on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce as the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Kevin D. Holmes Assumes Role As Audit And Assurance Practice Leader At Martini Iosue & Akpovi, LLP

April 2 2018

After opening the firm’s office in Valencia at the end of 2017, Kevin Holmes, Audit, Assurance and Consulting Partner, continues his success within the firm as the new Audit and Assurance Practice Leader.

Kevin has a broad range of experience and has spent more than 23 years serving private and public companies in the technology, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, private equity and service industries. He has worked with established and growing companies throughout Southern California and his core expertise is in serving middle market businesses and their owners.

Kevin began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1994 and since 2005 has been a partner at local and national firms. He has developed expertise in financial accounting, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, private equity and debt financing transactions and internal control optimization. Kevin has a proven record of providing outstanding results to his clients.

Kevin is an award-winning professional. In 2017 he was recognized in a select group for The San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Trusted Advisor Award. He has also been certified by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) for expertise in Internal Control.

Kevin is extremely active in his local community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the College of the Canyons Foundation as the Audit Committee Chair. The institution is the fastest growing community college in California and serves 31,000 students each year at its Valencia and Canyon Country sites as well as through its online facilities. Kevin is also the Chief Financial Officer and is on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

You can contact Kevin by phone at 661-678-0797 (Valencia Office), 818-290-5858 (Encino Office) and by email at kholmes@miacpas.com

 

Kevin D. Holmes Appointed To The Board Of Directors Of The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber Of Commerce

February 22 2018

We pleased to announce that Kevin Holmes, Assurance Partner and Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s Valencia office, has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce as the Chief Financial Officer.

Kevin commented, “I am excited to work on the Chamber’s key initiatives as it continues in its efforts to be a relevant and viable partner with the Santa Clarita business community. Since our firm opened a Valencia office in October 2017, I am thrilled with the momentum we have gained in building on our existing Santa Clarita client base as we deliver the firm’s talents and resources from our Valencia office.

Steve Martini, one of our founding partners said, “As the third largest city in Los Angeles, Santa Clarita is a market that the firm is committed to serving and we believe that Kevin will continue to be a strong ambassador to the community as we implement our strategic initiatives for the area.

Our Valencia office is at 27201 Tourney Road, Suite 201C, Valencia 91355.  Kevin can be contacted by phone at 661.678.0797 and by email at kholmes@miacpas.com.

 

We’re Hiring! MIA Attends ‘Meet The Firms’ Event At CSUN

February 21 2018

Last night the MIA team had a great time talking to CSUN students and sharing their experiences of working in public accounting.

Pictured from left to right: Chris Speights who is a recent intern and will be joining our audit team this summer, Shawn Kagan who joined our tax department following an internship, and Jim Roberts, a tax principal.

We have places available for our summer 2018 internship program. If you would like more information about our internship program or working at Martini Iosue & Akpovi in general, please contact us by phone at (818) 789-1179.

 

Marietes “Tes” Macaraya New Tax Department Lead at Martini Iosue & Akpovi

February 8 2018

Just two years after becoming a Partner at Martini Iosue & Akpovi, Tes Macaraya continues her successes within the firm as the new Tax Department Lead.

Tes has over 29 years of professional experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to corporations, partnerships and high net worth individuals. Her expertise spans a wide variety of complex tax issues such as asset acquisition and disposition, partnership allocations and buy-outs, and step-up analysis. Tes is well versed in complex tax matters, giving her the inspiration to engage and solve difficult challenges. Tes primarily serves clients in the real estate industry including investors, developers and operators across all asset classes as well as clients in the technology, manufacturing and professional services sectors. She works in conjunction with her clients to meet their goals.

Tes is an award-winning tax professional nominated in a select group for The San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 15th Annual Women in Business Awards, “Most Influential Women in Accounting”, CalCPA’s Woman to Watch as well as recognition by The San Fernando Valley Business Journal for receiving the “Rising Star of 2016” award.

She is an active member in the PrimeGlobal, ProVisors and ACG networks. Tes earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of San Carlos and her Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Tes has a passion for impactful service and regularly collects clothing for those in need with the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery on Cebu Island in the Philippines.

For more information contact us at (818) 789 1179

 

Gustavo Fridman Joins MIA As A Tax Principal

January 25 2018

Due to our continued growth and our commitment to providing quality professional services to our clients, we are pleased to announce that Gustavo Fridman has joined Martini Iosue & Akpovi as a Tax Principal.

Gustavo has over 10 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services for partnerships, S and C corporations (private and public) and high net worth individuals, including international and multi-state reporting requirements primarily in real estate, entertainment and service industries.  He has extensive experience in identifying and resolving tax reporting issues for federal, multi-state, and international companies. Gustavo has the ability to perform and review quarterly and year end tax provisions on complex engagements for SEC and non-SEC clients (under ASC 740). Also, he has expertise with various informational reporting forms, including 5471, 5472 and FinCEN Form 114 (FBAR).

Gustavo is a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Prior to his career in accountancy, Gustavo served in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) for 3 years and held the rank of First Sergeant.

Welcome to the team Gustavo!

If you would like information about careers at Martini Iosue & Akpovi please contact us by phone at (818) 789 1179.
 

Chester Ventura & Joe Fernandez Attend PrimeGlobal Workshop In Atlanta

January 24 2018

Last week Chester Ventura (Senior Manager, Audit) and Joe Fernandez (Senior Manager, Tax) attended a Leadership skills workshop hosted by our training partner, PrimeGlobal. The workshop took place in Atlanta. Here they are pictured with the other delegates and their lecturer.

If you would like more information about working at Martini Iosue & Akpovi and the training we offer, please contact us by phone at (818) 789 1179

 

 

Christopher Speights Returns To MIA For a Second Internship

January 18 2018

Chris Speights joins us for his second internship at MIA. Chris is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Accountancy with an option in Information Systems and he will graduate in May 2018. Upon the conclusion of the Summer 2017 internship, Chris declared audit as his specialization. During his current internship, Chris will be introduced to the many audit procedures and standards.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing basketball at Student Recreational Center at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and is an avid Xbox gamer.

If you would like information about our internship program or working at Martini Iosue & Akpovi, please contact us by phone at (818) 789 1179

 

 

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