Prager Metis, a leading accounting and advisory firm with offices in North America (including a heavy presence in New Jersey), Europe, Asia and the Metaverse, officially announced the firm’s 2022 promotions, which were all effective Jan. 1.
Patricia Hamilton, Satang Janneh, Runa Spataru and Michael Raiken were elevated to principal, being personalities that have demonstrated the essential qualities that support the firm’s strategic plan and its core values.
“The highest of achievements cannot be met, without hard work and dedication to your practice,” co-Managing Partner Lori Roth said.
In New Jersey, Michael Raiken was elevated to principal in the firm’s Cranbury office. With over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry, Raiken’s responsibilities include working with tax controversy clients to minimize their tax liability and exposure, providing representation before federal and state agencies through audit, appeals and litigation processes as necessary. He prides himself on providing his clients peace of mind and comfort by guiding them through each step of their audit or appeals process and maintaining constant communication of the progress and status of their case.
Among the other promotions:
- Patricia Hamilton oversees tax preparation, tax planning, and tax research for extraordinary tax matters in the firm’s Miami, Florida office. Her expertise includes preparing highly complex tax returns for high net worth individuals and their businesses. Hamilton’s clients are from a variety of industries, including real estate, restaurants, personal services, manufacturing, and technology.
- Satang Janneh, working from the Rye Brook, New York location, provides audit and consulting services to clients in real estate, affordable housing, and not-for-profit organizations (including OMB uniform guidance). Janneh’s expertise also includes financial and compliance audits for HUD and low-income housing projects. Janneh’s clients always come first, and she strives to deliver all requests on a timely basis while always being available when they have any questions or concerns.
- Runa Spataru specializes in all areas of audit and review, including preparing and reviewing financial statements, from the New York City office. Spataru’s extensive experience includes a range of clients in the banking and financial industry, in addition to experience with audits of employee benefit plans.