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40 Under 40 Honoree: Rebecca Machinga, CPA – 36

Shareholder, WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Princeton, NJ

Education – BS Accountancy, Trenton St. College (now
the College of N.J.)
Family – Husband Jarod; newborn Kyla Jayden (born June
23, 2006).
Hobbies & Interests – Tennis, skiing, golf.
Professional Affiliations – AICPA; NJSCPA; Board of Directors
of Princeton Chapter of Institute of Mgmt. Accountants; Board of Directors for
Business School Advisory Board at The College of New Jersey, served on AICPA
National Mentoring Task Force.

What peers, clients and friends say about Rebecca:
Superwoman doesn’t go far enough. Rebecca handles every aspect of her
working life with utter calmness, efficiency and grace. To her clients, she
is totally reliable and completely irreplaceable, answering every need ——
expected or unexpected. To her staff, she is a patient teacher and a perfect
role model. To her partners, she is ideal. Taking on much more than client responsibilities,
she truly makes WithumSmith+Brown one of the best places to work in the State
of New Jersey. Rebecca has single-handedly implemented the firm-wide mentoring
program, co-chaired the Women’s Leadership Development Group, and led
the firm’s recruiting efforts for many years. And through all of this
hard work and dedication, Rebecca remains positive and enthusiastic.

What technology or business process does Rebecca see affecting the
tax and accounting profession in the next five years?

“Migration to a fully paperless environment and paperless data sharing
with clients will enable accountants to work more productively and efficiently.”

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