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

 

 

Meet Another Of Our Interns: J. Nataly Ruiz

January 16 2018

J. Nataly Ruiz has returned to Martini Iosue & Akpovi this winter.  Nataly is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Accountancy with an option in Information Systems, and will be graduating this fall. During the summer of 2017, Nataly worked in our audit and tax service lines. At the end of this winter internship she hopes to decide her specialization, and whether she should focus on audit or tax.

Nataly has been elected as the director of Charitable Events of CSUN’s Accounting Association and is looking forward for her Humanitarian Trip to Columbia in March with her non-profit, The San Fernando Valley Rotaract Club. Welcome back to the team Nataly!

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

 

 

Meet One Of Our Interns – Ethan Brutzkus

January 15 2018

Ethan has joined Martini Iosue & Akpovi for a six week internship. He graduated from the University of Oregon last summer with a major in accounting and a minor in journalism.  Since graduation he has been studying for the CPA exam. When he’s not studying and working he enjoys golfing, hiking and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Welcome to the team Ethan!

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

 

Happy New Year From Martini Iosue & Akpovi

December 29 2017

Martini Iosue & Akpovi turned 25 years old this year! Here’s a photo of the team welcoming in the new year almost a decade ago.

Happy New Year!

If you would like more information about working at Martini Iosue & Akpovi please call us at (818) 789 1179

 

Happy Holidays From Martini Iosue & Akpovi!

December 21 2017

Martini Iosue & Akpovi is 25 years old this year! Here’s a photo from our holiday party back in December 2008.

Happy Holidays! #martiniiosueakpovi25yearanniversarymemories 

If you would like more information about working at Martini Iosue & Akpovi please call us at (818) 789 1179

 

Our Offices Will Be Closed On The Afternoon Of Friday 15th December – Happy Holidays

December 14 2017

Our offices will be closed on the afternoon of Friday 15th December from 12.00 noon for our holiday party. We will be open as usual from 8.30am Monday 18th December. Happy Holidays!

 

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