San Jose, CA (January 7, 2020) – Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL), one of the largest local CPA firms in Silicon Valley, is pleased to announce that Carol Wagner, CPA has been elected managing partner, effective January 1, 2020. She succeeds Ray Scheaffer, CPA who served in the role for 15 years. Carol is ASL’s sixth managing partner since the firm’s inception in 1977, and the second woman managing partner. Ray will continue at the firm as a Tax Principal. “We are very excited to welcome Carol as our new managing partner. Her strategic thinking and exceptional leadership will guide the firm’s growth, shape the culture, and continue to provide our clients with unparalleled service,” said Ray. (more…)
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Abbott, Stringham & Lynch Named to America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms List by Forbes
San Jose, CA (December 10, 2019) – Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL) is honored to be named one of America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms by Forbes.
In December 2019, Forbes released their findings after partnering with market research company, Statista, to identify a list of the most recommended firms for tax and accounting services in the US. Their methodology entailed collecting and reviewing 1,800 survey responses from CPAs, enrolled agents, tax lawyers, accountants and CFOs. The timing of the survey comes after the first tax season with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its widespread changes.
ASL was recommended among a list of 202 firms for tax services; and among 115 firms for accounting services.
Abbott, Stringham & Lynch Named One of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership
San Jose, CA (June 27, 2019) – Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL) was named to the 2019 Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership list, based on the Accounting MOVE Project.
The 2019 Accounting MOVE Project delves into the perceptions and misperceptions that women and firms have about how and why women pursue partnership and other senior leadership positions. The report also outlines tactics that women, advocates for women, and firm leaders can take to ensure that all women CPAs can fully achieve their aspirations for their careers and drive firm growth in the process. (more…)
San Jose, CA (February 12, 2019) – Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL), one of the largest local CPA firms in Silicon Valley, is proud to announce that Jyothi Chillara has been promoted to Tax Principal, Josh Cross has been promoted to Audit Principal and Chris Madrid has been promoted to Tax Director, effective January 1, 2019.
In making the announcement, Abbott, Stringham & Lynch’s Managing Partner, Ray Scheaffer, said, “We are excited to welcome Josh and Jyothi to the partnership group. In addition, we are pleased to announce Chris’ promotion to Tax Director. Their expertise and exceptional leadership will continue to support and contribute to our firm’s growth and commitment to delivering superior quality and service.” (more…)
San Jose, CA (November 27, 2017) – Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL), one of the largest local CPA firms in the Silicon Valley, welcomes San Jose CPA, Frank Boitano as a tax principal. Frank, formerly a managing partner with the accounting firm Boitano Sargent & Lilly, LLP (BSL), will be accompanied by his dedicated professional and administrative staff in joining ASL.
“Frank and his team will enhance our ability to continue serving high net worth individuals and closely held businesses and their owners in the Silicon Valley. This expansion demonstrates our continuing commitment to contributing to the financial well-being of our clients by enhancing our service ability and rendering superior technical and business advice” says ASL’s Managing Principal, Ray Scheaffer. (more…)
San Jose, CA (November 17, 2016) – Abbott, Stringham & Lynch, one of the largest local CPA firms in the Silicon Valley, is proud to announce that Deepa Bhat has been promoted to Audit Principal and Rachel Gillespie has been promoted to Tax Principal, effective January 1, 2017.
In making the announcement, Abbott, Stringham & Lynch’s Principal-in-charge of the Assurance and Accounting Department, Carol Wagner, said, “We are pleased to welcome Deepa and Rachel to the partnership group. These exceptional leaders have the experience and proven skills to take on their new responsibilities that will considerably contribute to our growth and build our reputation for providing remarkable client service.” (more…)
Abbott, Stringham & Lynch Employees Complete the IBFD-AG Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation
San Jose, CA August 16, 2016 — we are pleased to announce that Jyothi Chillara and Naila Sharifova of Abbott, Stringham & Lynch have successfully earned the IBFD-AG Advanced Professional Certificate in International Corporate Taxation. Jointly created by Allinial Global and IBFD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on international taxation, this rigorous program allows participants to differentiate themselves by becoming certified experts in international taxation.
On their way to certification, program participants earn 100 CPE credits and engage in a combination of self-study courses and live webcasts, followed by a final three-day training event. Course materials focus on three central components: fundamentals of international taxation, corporate international tax structuring, and treaty and transfer pricing aspects of international tax planning. In order to complete the certification process, participants must pass an assessment during each stage of the program, as well as a two-hour final exam. (more…)
Abbott Stringham & Lynch Named to Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and AWSCPA 2015 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women
San Jose, CA. (June 3, 2015) — In its sixth year, the 2015 Accounting MOVE Project reports a significant boost in the proportion of women partners and principals at the 47 CPA firms participating in the project—an average of 22%, up from 17% five years ago.
The bar is rising for all firms, but with women comprising 46% of its ownership, Abbott Stringham & Lynch more than exceeded that threshold, earning a spot on the Equity Leadership List. The Accounting MOVE Project Equity Leadership list recognizes firms with at least 31% female partners and principals. Based on Accounting MOVE Project research, it is released annually by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA).
San Jose, Calif. – September 30, 2014 – Managing Principal Ray Scheaffer of Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL), a Silicon Valley accounting and consulting firm, announced that Jeff Faust with his colleagues Irina Plevako and Chris Bitter formerly with the accounting firm Berger Lewis, have joined ASL. “Jeff, Irina and Chris enhance our firm’s practice by now offering valuation services to our clients. We welcome them as part of an overall plan to position the firm for growth.” The addition of Faust, Plevako and Bitter brings the firm’s total personnel to 76.