Former Novogradac & Company LLP Partner, Diane Rubin, Recognized for Contributions to Accounting

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NASBA Awards Given at National Ceremony in Hawaii

San Francisco-based accounting and consulting firm Novogradac & Company LLP congratulates retired partner Diane Rubin on her recent receipt of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) William H. Van Rensselaer Public Service Award for the 2013 year. The annual award was established to recognize individuals for their various contributions to new and existing Board of Accountancy programs and efforts to improve accountancy regulations and laws.

“I am delighted that Diane’s abundant contributions to the California State Board of Accountancy, NASBA and the greater accounting profession prior to, during and after her time at Novogradac & Company LLP are being acknowledged with this distinction,” said managing partner, Michael Novogradac. “I have always enjoyed working with Diane and have been impressed by her contributions to the field and her ability to exceed our clients’ expectations. I expect that her contributions will continue to set a high standard for me and others.”

“It is truly an honor to receive the William H. Van Rensselaer Public Service Award,” Ms. Rubin said. “I would like to express my thanks to NASBA for this recognition and emphasize how lucky I feel to have had the opportunity to work with other accounting professionals on methods to improve the accounting profession and protect the public interest.”

Ms. Rubin was a partner in the San Francisco, Calif. office of Novogradac & Company LLP. Prior to joining Novogradac & Company, Ms. Rubin owned her own diversified auditing, accounting and tax practice, which merged with Novogradac & Company LLP in 1996. Prior to that, she was an audit manager with Price Waterhouse in New York and San Francisco, where she specialized in insurance and leasing companies, computer companies, real estate firms, banks and brokerage firms. She was a member of the board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) from 1998 to 2007 and served as chairwoman in 2005-2006. Ms. Rubin, who was named by Accounting Today as one of the country’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2006 and by NPA Magazine as one of 2006’s Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners, was a member of the Auditing Standards Board from 2004 to 2007 and served as a member of the California Board of Accountancy from 1993 to 2000, including a term as the board's president. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities and organizations throughout the country and was recently appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) to the Private Company Council (PCC). Ms. Rubin received a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington. She is licensed in California and New York as a certified public accountant.

NASBA serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States. Established in 1988, the Van Rensselaer Award recognizes individuals who have led the development or improvement of Boards of Accountancy programs, or influenced the passage of rules or statutes to improve accountancy regulations and laws, with the goal of protecting the public.

Novogradac & Company LLP was founded in 1989, and has since grown to more than 400 employees and partners in offices in San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif.; the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Kansas City, Mo. and Seattle, Wash. metro areas; St. Louis, Mo., Boston, Mass.; Austin, Texas; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; New York, N.Y.; and Portland, Ore. Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted multifamily and affordable housing, community revitalization and rehabilitation of historic properties. Other areas of expertise include military base redevelopment, preparation and analysis of market studies and appraisals of multifamily housing investments and renewable energy tax credits.

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