February 22, 2017
ORBA Welcomes New Hires to Quality Control, Tax and Audit Departments
CHICAGO — Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is proud to welcome Victoria “Tory” L. Pitkin to its Quality Control Department; Jonathan Efrem Joseph, CPA, CGMA, JD, MBA to its Audit/Tax Department; and Kristin Harrigan and Jessica Wu to its Audit Department.
Victoria “Tory” L. Pitkin brings more than 20 years of accounting and auditing experience to ORBA. She specializes in reviewing financial statements for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and other professional standards, including those established by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the AICPA’s Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review (SSARS).
Throughout her career, Tory has utilized her auditing expertise to develop and present training on new engagement standards, including risk assessment and clarity standards, as well as consult with her firm’s engagement teams on efficiency techniques and develop appropriate audit responses to identified risks. Her experience has also led her to author works related to professional auditing standards and prepare responses to proposed accounting, auditing and ethics standards on behalf of the New York State Society of CPAs.
Jonathan Efrem Joseph, CPA, CGMA, JD, MBA has experience in accounting and financial advising, joining ORBA’s Audit Department. He specializes in corporate gift sales development; evaluating emerging corporate growth opportunities; and performing due diligence, data gathering and financial analysis for potential mergers, acquisitions, commercial arrangements and joint ventures.
Kristin Harrigan has experience with assisting engagement teams with audit work papers and is adept at utilizing various accounting and bookkeeping software.
Jessica Wu is a member of ORBA’s Audit Department. She has experience with preparing federal and state tax returns, partnership and corporate tax forms; updating and maintaining general ledgers; and organizing tax returns, tax work papers and related documentation in online data management systems.
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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information, visit www.orba.com. Subscribe to our blog www.orbablog.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.