California Board of Accountancy Elects Santa Monica CPA as Vice President

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Gumbiner Savett Shareholder Michael Savoy becomes second in command in 2017

Michael Savoy, CPA

I’m looking forward to my year as vice-president and the opportunity to continue working with people dedicated to quality and transparency in the profession.

Michael Savoy, CPA, CGMA, a long-time shareholder in Santa Monica-based Gumbiner Savett Inc., has been elected vice-president of the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) for 2017.

“I am so honored to remain a part of the CBA leadership team,” stated Savoy, “I’m looking forward to my year as vice-president and the opportunity to continue working with people dedicated to quality and transparency in the profession.”

Savoy was reappointed to the CBA in November 2014 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., a position in which he previously served since 2010. Prior to his election as Vice-President, he previously held the office of Secretary/Treasurer from 2015-2016 and 2011-2012, Vice-President from 2012-2013, and President from 2013-2014. In addition to Savoy, the newly elected leadership includes Ms. Alicia Berhow as president, and Mr. Mark J. Silverman, Esq. as secretary/treasurer.

Savoy has been with Gumbiner Savett Inc. since 1994, where he focuses on audit and financial reporting in the private sector. A specialist in litigation support and forensic accounting, tax planning and compliance, and succession planning and exit strategies, Savoy possesses over 44 years of CPA experience. He is presently Treasurer, on the Executive and Finance Committee, and a Board Member of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the former chairman of the Americas Region Board of BKR International and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association.

Created by statute in 1901, the CBA’s mandate requires that protection of the public shall be its highest priority in exercising licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. The CBA currently regulates more than 100,000 licensees, the largest group of licensed accounting professionals in the nation, including individuals, partnerships, and corporations.

About Gumbiner Savett Inc. -
Gumbiner Savett Inc., is a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Santa Monica. Celebrating 65 years in 2015, the purpose of our work is to enrich our client’s lives by facilitating the achievement of their financial objectives and providing career fulfillment for our employees.

We are dedicated to being the preeminent assurance, tax and business advisory firm for growth oriented businesses, middle market enterprises and high-net worth individuals in Southern California. In addition to traditional private and public company accounting and tax services, we specialize in general business consulting, estate and trust planning, fraud examination studies, business services and bookkeeping and litigation support.

Gumbiner Savett Inc. is an independent member firm of BKR International.

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