Kaufman, Rossin & Co. recently announced that Stephen Ng would join the firm as a senior tax manager. Before this new role, Ng worked as senior tax manager for the financial services tax group of Margolin, Winer & Evens, LLP, in New York. He graduated from the University of Albany with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and from Fordham University with a master’s in business administration.
Amanda Bonifay was recently promoted from audit manager to senior audit manager at Goldstein Schechter Koch, an accounting, tax, audit and consulting firm. She received a bachelor’s in business administration from Georgia State University and a master’s in professional accountancy. She is also the secretary for the Florida Institute of CPAs, and the chair and founder for the Ponce Society of Young Professionals.
Maria Toledo and Wolfgang H. Pinther were recently promoted to managers at Kaufman, Rossin & Co. Toledo was previously supervisor in the firm’s tax department and is now a manager in the same department. Toledo, who joined the firm in 2006, leads the firm’s offshore voluntary disclosure program and specializes in international tax. Pinther also joined the firm in 2006 and has since been a member of its marketing department. He was formerly supervisor, and holds a master’s in business administration and a bachelor’s in marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Kaufman, Rossin & Co. recently announced Skip Shearman was promoted to director. Shearman has worked with the firm since 2007 as manager of risk advisory services and has more than 20 years of experience in banking and consulting. Shearman graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s in accounting.
Company: Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
New position: Director of international tax.
Past experience: Served as an associate at Baker & McKenzie, where she specialized in foreign tax planning and drafting foreign trusts and foundations. Spent 15 years as a commercial airline pilot for US Airways.
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TotalBank has promoted Carla Garcia to senior vice president, Randall Wilder to vice president/credit risk management/analytics manager, and Nancy Fernandez and Robert Revilla to market manager positions.
Wilder was previously assistant vice president/credit administration senior portfolio analyst.
John Archer has been named a managing director in the Miami office of CBIZ MHM. He will focus his practice on international, federal, state and local taxation and will enhance and expand the firm’s South Florida tax group. He has more than 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in domestic and international taxation. Before joining CBIZ, he was a partner in the tax and business services division of Marcum.
Manchester Business School has named Melissa Holland as the new director of its Miami Center in Downtown Miami. In her role, she will be responsible for the overall operations, program administration, student recruitment and business development. Before joining Manchester Business School, she was director of MBA programs at Georgia Southern University, with responsibility for recruiting, admissions, student services, alumni relations and new program development. Earlier in her career, she was a vice president at Rabobank International, where she specialized in underwriting large corporate senior debt transactions for companies in the food and agriculture industry. She also worked at GE Capital and SunTrust Bank, where she was an underwriter of debt and equity transactions to the media and telecommunications industry.