Rothstein Kass Appoints Three New Principals

Leading Professional Services Firm Promotes Arthur Brown, Kashif Hussain and Daniel O'Connor

Aug 02, 2011, 14:22 ET from Rothstein Kass

ROSELAND, N.J., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading professional services firm, Rothstein Kass (www.rkco.com), today announced that Arthur Brown, Kashif Hussain and Daniel O'Connor have been named Principals in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the company's success. Mr. Brown, an accounting and audit professional in the Rothstein Kass Financial Services Group; and Mr. Hussain, an accounting and audit expert in the Rothstein Kass Commercial Services Group; are based in the firm's Beverly Hills office. Mr. O'Connor, also an accounting and audit professional in the Financial Services Group, is based in the Rothstein Kass Denver office. Rothstein Kass simultaneously announced that Henry Jia of the Rothstein Kass Financial Services Group; and Robert Levin, a member of the Rothstein Kass Family Office Group; have been named Senior Directors with the firm.

"Rothstein Kass has grown to become recognized as a premier financial services brand in large part because of our commitment to being the best at what we do and also, an ideal place to build a career. We take great pride in our collaborative culture that balances exciting professional opportunities with formal work / life initiatives, allowing our firm to attract, retain and develop the top-flight professional that provide the foundation for exceptional service. Already this year, we have been recognized as the top accounting firm to the alternative investment space, and separately, as a great place to work by independent ratings organizations," said Steve Kass, Co-CEO and Co-Managing Principal at Rothstein Kass. "These successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable professionals. Throughout their careers with our firm, Art, Kash and Dan have consistently demonstrated these characteristics, and are trusted and valued resources to both clients and staff."

NEW PRINCIPAL BIOGRAPHIES:

Beverly Hills, California

Arthur Brown, CPA, provides audit and accounting advisory services to alternative investment industry and other financial services sector clients. He has over 17 years of accounting industry experience, serving public and private companies including investment advisors, hedge funds and private equity firms in all phases of development.

Mr. Brown is a certified public accountant in California, New York and Connecticut and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA). He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Mr. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Marist College.

Kashif Hussain, CPA, leads the Rothstein Kass commercial services audit practice in Southern California. Mr. Hussain has over 13 years of accounting industry experience, serving a diverse array of public and private companies across industry spectrums, including real estate, media and entertainment, manufacturing and consumer products.

Mr. Hussain is a certified public accountant in California, Georgia and Maryland and is a member of the AICPA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and a Master of Arts degree in Accounting from George Washington University.

Denver, Colorado

Daniel O'Connor, CPA, specializes in providing audit services to financial services industry clients related to hedge fund structures, including domestic and offshore funds, master-feeder structures, commodity pools and fund of funds. He also advises clients on organizational structure and reviews investment partnership agreements for structure and accounting compliance.

Mr. O'Connor earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Devry University. He is a member of the Colorado Society of Public Accountants (COPA) and the AICPA, as well as the Colorado Alternative Investment Group.

SENIOR DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHIES:

Roseland, New Jersey

Henry Jia, CPA, provides tax services to financial services clients, and specializes in tax matters related to asset management, including tax planning for investment partnerships, investment advisors and hedge funds.

Mr. Jia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Northeastern University School of Finance and Economics in China. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Robert Levin, CPA, oversees income and estate tax planning, wealth preservation, and compliance relating to tax matters for high-net-worth individuals. He has extensive experience in retirement planning, 529 plans and related education tax benefits.

Mr. Levin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Accounting degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Pace University. He is a member of the NYSSCPA and the AICPA.

About Rothstein Kass:

Rothstein Kass is a premier professional services firm that has served privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families, for more than 50 years. As trusted advisors to our clients, Rothstein Kass provides accounting, auditing and tax services, as well as a full array of integrated services, to clients across industry spectrums and in all stages of organizational development. At the core of Rothstein Kass' remarkable success lies our commitment to hiring, developing and retaining employees that represent an entrepreneurial spirit mirroring that of the sophisticated business and financial services communities that we serve.

The Rothstein Kass Financial Services Group provides services to many high-profile and respected clients including hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity and venture capital funds. The Rothstein Kass Financial Advisory Services practice is a division of the firm's Advisory Services Group that provides independent and objective guidance on matters spanning all aspects of the client relationship.

The Rothstein Kass Commercial Services Group encompasses the firm's Private Equity practice and provides essential and complementary professional services to public and privately-held businesses, private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, as well as to high-net-worth individuals and families.

The Rothstein Kass Private Equity Practice provides essential and complementary professional services to private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies across industry segments. The professionals of the Private Equity Practice advise clients on all aspects of private equity transaction, including financing and deal origination, as well as on organizational structure, audit processes and the management of operational and tax matters.

The Rothstein Kass Family Office Group offers a wide range of financial, wealth planning and lifestyle management services to family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Composed of seasoned financial professionals and certified public accountants, the Family Office Group applies proven expertise with the utmost discretion and attention. A division of the Rothstein Kass Commercial Services Group, the Family Office Group does not provide investment allocation, asset management or advisory services.

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