Mazars names 7 new partners, expands expertise across key practice segments

Mazars, a leading audit, tax, and advisory firm in the U.S. with a heavy presence in New Jersey, on Monday named seven new partners, expanding its expertise across key practice segments.

Toby Akrab, Florie Bourrel-Heleine, Alanna Dible, Shabbir Hassanali, Ryan Layman, Shaun Maloney and Matthew Mittman have been admitted as partners, effective Sept. 1, and will continue to strengthen Mazars’ capabilities and provide exceptional services to guide the firm.

“We’re excited to announce that these phenomenal leaders have been named to our partnership,” Victor Wahba, Mazars’ U.S. chairman and CEO, stated. “Each of these seven individuals have driven growth for our firm by delivering top-quality services, demonstrating their unique expertise to our clients and exemplary leadership contributing to the growth of our people.”

Akrab has been at Mazars for nearly three years as a key member of the Mazars Quality & Risk Management Team and has over 16 years of experience providing audit and advisory services. Akrab leads the design and implementation of the firm’s system of quality management. As the Mazars North America regional quality leader, she actively participates in various networks and other technical groups as a key quality liaison across the U.S. and globally.

Bourrel-Heleine has been a part of the Mazars family for more than 15 years, first in Paris and then New York since 2015. She delivers accounting, audit, advisory and consulting services to clients in the insurance sector. Bourrel-Heleine serves insurance, reinsurance, mutual companies, captives, managing general agents and third-party administrators, both in property and casualty and life and health industries, specializing in leading international and local audits as well as consulting engagements.

Dible has 13 years of experience providing audit and accounting services in the U.S. and Europe. She serves middle-market and publicly traded multinational companies, with a focus on the manufacturing and distribution, technology, retail and consumer products industries. Dible leads attest engagements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards, presenting findings to improve internal control efficiency and risk management.

Hassanali has been with the firm for nearly five years and has over a decade of experience providing system and organization controls reporting, risk assurance, information technology advisory, and compliance assessments such as HITRUST and Sarbanes-Oxley Act for organizations in various sectors. Hassanali maintains a strong external presence, recently demonstrated by receiving the 2021 AICPA Standing Ovation Award for his extensive involvement in and contribution to the information technology assurance field.

Layman has been at Mazars for nearly three years, with 14 years of experience providing audit and assurance services to a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, restaurants and retail, entertainment, energy, telecommunications and information technology. He has advised many high-growth businesses on complex financial reporting challenges and executing efficient and effective financial audits. Layman has extensive experience helping clients navigate challenging technical accounting issues.

Maloney has been at Mazars in the U.S. for over a year and has over 13 years of experience specializing in valuing businesses, intangible assets and other complex financial instruments. Throughout his career, Maloney has covered valuations for financial reporting, tax reporting, mergers & acquisitions, shareholder buyouts, corporate planning and various civil and commercial litigation matters for public and private corporations. He is a past recipient of the AICPA’s Standing Ovation Award.

Mittman has been at the firm for nearly four years and leads the firm’s M&A Tax practice. He provides tax consulting and advisory services to clients in private equity, alternative investments, manufacturing and distribution, professional services and technology. During his 20-year career, Mittman has advised large and middle-market national and international private equity and alternative investment funds, and closely held businesses. He frequently works with other Mazars tax and advisory professionals, both in the U.S. and internationally.