Employee Benefit Plans
Auditing and Accounting
Professional Services Organizations
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Sarbanes-Oxley and Section 404 Compliance
Virginia Avrutin, CPA, CFE, is a Director at Marks Paneth LLP specializing in employee benefit plans and the real estate industry. Ms. Avrutin brings 30 years of accounting and auditing experience to her position.
Ms. Avrutin is a member of the Professional Practice Group of the firm. She specializes in the quality review of audits in employee benefit plans, real estate (with a particular focus on HUD engagements) as well as commercial engagements.
Ms. Avrutin also manages and performs client engagements of employee benefit plans, real estate and commercial engagements for clients that have more complex issues.
Her broad background includes experience both in public accounting as well as in private industry. Ms. Avrutin has worked in public accounting for more than 20 years. She has served as an engagement manager and performed audits and reviews for clients in the real estate, not-for-profit, professional services and wholesale industries. Ms. Avrutin has also performed Yellow Book audits for governmental entities and audits of employee benefit plans.
Ms. Avrutin’s private experience has been as a controller and as a CFO for two New York-based companies which included both the wholesale and retail segments of the apparel industry. These companies had revenues between $40 million to $60 million. Ms. Avrutin was responsible for implementing and maintaining the financial reporting system of these companies and has also played a critical role in helping the companies obtain financing.
Ms. Avrutin in both her private and public experience has done extensive work in internal controls and Section 404 compliance. Ms. Avrutin obtained the Certified Fraud Examiner designation as a result of her work in internal controls. Ms. Avrutin has led numerous training seminars on internal control and in the 404 compliance area for both her clients and her professional colleagues.
Ms. Avrutin is member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brooklyn College and she is licensed to practice public accounting in New York and New Jersey. Ms. Avrutin is based at Marks Paneth’s New York City headquarters.