NY-based International Accounting Firm Names 5 New Equity Partners

New York, NY – WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax, and advisory firm, has announced the promotion of five new Equity Partners in the firm. They are: Bridget Day, William Mellon, Lisa Minniti, Charles Abraham and  Nicolas Quairel were promoted to Equity Partners. Day and Mellon were formerly Income Partners at the firm. Minniti, Abraham and Quairel were formerly Senior Managers.

Based in New York, WeiserMazars has a staff of more than 100 partners and about 650 professionals, with additional office locations on Long Island and in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, West Palm Beach, Israel and the Cayman Islands.

“Bridget, Bill, Lisa, Charles and Nicolas have consistently proven to be exceptional leaders in each of their specialty areas,” said Managing Partner, Douglas A. Phillips. “They are essential to our firm as they continue to exceed clients’ demands with superior client service and serving as mentors to the rest of the organization.”

Bridget Day, CPA, who is based in the New Jersey office, has worked extensively with clients in the financial services, insurance, and banking industries on complex accounting and reporting issues.  She has provided her clients with recommendations for improved financial statement and related disclosure as well as technical advice on the implementation and application of accounting rules and regulations.  She has planned, managed, and supervised assurance engagements for financial institutions, including large global institutions, regional and community banks, mortgage banks, asset managers, and brokerage entities. Day received her B.S. in accounting and an Associates Degree in Business Administration from St. Francis College.

William Mellon, CPA, based in WeiserMazars’ Pennsylvania and New York City offices, specializes in providing Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) consulting services to a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, not-for-profit, colleges and universities and manufacturing organizations.  His services include external and internal audit, risk management, forensic, information technology/security, business process and compliance services, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rule.  With extensive experience providing Sarbanes-Oxley services as well as creating and managing internal audit departments by analyzing risk areas, Mr. Mellon has served as the Chief Audit Executive for numerous clients, working with senior management and audit committees ensuring assurance key risks are identified and addressed.  He has also served on risk committees and assisted in the implementation of risk management practices.  Mellon received his B.S. in Accounting from LaSalle University.

Lisa Minniti, CPA, of the Pennsylvania office, provides audit, accounting, and tax services to clients in a variety of industries including transportation, construction contractors, rehabilitation and fitness centers, and country club and banquet facilities.  Her experience lies in managing audits of employee benefit plans and the preparation and review of Form 5500 and required schedules, representations of IRS and Department of Labor examinations and consulting on plan administration and design.  Minniti received her B.A. in Accounting from Holy Family University.

Charles Abraham, CPA, based in WeiserMazars’ Long Island Office, provides accounting and auditing services to domestic and foreign entities in various industries.  He specializes in audits of public interest entities and owner managed businesses, with significant industry specific experience in providing audit services to specialty finance companies, domestic and offshore hedge funds, including registered investment companies and SBICs, and broker-dealers.  Abraham is also a member of the WeiserMazars Accounting and Auditing Council.  He received his B.S. in Accounting from New York University and an M.A. in Finance from Hofstra University.

Nicolas Quairel, CISA, CRISC, based in WeiserMazars’ New York City office, provides transaction support, governance, and risk control services to a range of clients.  His areas of expertise relate to information systems including IT forensic, accounting forensic, IT risks assessment, financial process reengineering and IT due diligence.  Quairel’s possesses a deep background in both qualitative and quantitative digital data analysis, and comprehensive knowledge regarding the development and usage of data analysis tools to process important volumetric information in particular.  He has helped to significantly develop WeiserMazars’ IT Audit, IT Forensic (data mining and processing) and Computer Forensic Practices.  Quairel graduated from the University of Lyon I in Mathematics and Industrial Technology, and from University of Lyon III in Accounting and Finance.

As the independent U.S. member firm of the Mazars Group, an international accounting, audit, tax and advisory services organization with over 14,000 professionals in more than 70 countries on six continents, WeiserMazars represents clients of all types, including owner-managed businesses, complex, multi-national organizations and high net worth individuals in a multitude of industries.