squaresbarbara s. israel
Partner


Barbara has more than 30 years of experience providing accounting, audit, transaction advisory services, and retirement plan audits to corporations with a focus on the media, entertainment, communication, and software technology industries. Her client base is diversified and includes new and traditional media businesses, data/information/service providers, advertising/ marketing services, events and retirement plans. She provides her audit clients with guidance on implementation and compliance with technical pronouncements.

She also focuses on providing merger and acquisition consulting services to corporations and private equity groups, including assisting in transaction structure, contract negotiation, the performance of financial due diligence and the verification of closing working capital and related purchase price adjustments on completed transactions.  

Prior to joining Mazars, Barbara spent nine years at one of the Big 8 firms (now one of the Big 4), servicing both public and private clients predominately in the entertainment industry. Barbara received her BBA in Accounting from Adelphi University. She is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a former member of the Publishing Committee for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Industry Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Data and Information Providers
  • Publishing, Media, and Communications

Service Specialties

  • Accounting, Auditing, and Assurance

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, New York

 

 

 

 

squaresChristina Immelman, CPA
Partner

Christina has more than 30 years of experience in corporate tax, both as a service provider and as an executive. She specializes in providing federal tax consulting to public and private corporations of various size and industries, including mergers and acquisitions, accounting methods, financial products and structures, and cost capitalization. Christina assists with the implementation, disclosure requirements, and ongoing issues of ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes.

Before joining Mazars, Christina was a partner at Big 4 and international accounting firms, where she led national and regional practices. She also served as Director of Corporate Tax for a financial services company and was a special consultant to the South African Revenue Service. While practicing in South Africa, Christina was appointed specialist advisor on structured finance to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Rand and Related Matters, advisor to the Curator of a failed South African bank and expert investigator for the Commission of Inquiry into a failed South African bank, providing expert testimony at the formal hearings.

Christina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Pittsburg State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, and The Chicago Tax Club.

Christina is a frequent public speaker for organizations including BNA/CITE, Chicago Tax Club, CCH, and the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Public and Private Corporations

Service Specialties

  • Corporate tax
  • Federal tax consulting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Accounting Methods
  • Financial Products and Structures
  • Cost Capitalization
  • Ongoing issues of ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes.

 


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