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Rita Piazza, CPA, MBA

Senior Director

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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.710.1744
Fax: 212.710.1745
rpiazza@markspaneth.com

About

Rita Piazza, CPA, MBA, is a Senior Director in the Professional Standards Group at Marks Paneth LLP. She serves on a team that is responsible for the final release of audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements including pension plan audits, projections and forecasts and agreed-upon procedures.

Ms. Piazza has also been involved with training the audit staff and keeping the firm's professionals apprised of current technical pronouncements in accounting and auditing. She has a particular expertise with pension plan audits and has developed a full-day pension plan seminar for the firm's professional staff.

Prior to joining Marks Paneth, Ms. Piazza spent approximately 15 years working in the quality control practices of several New York area accounting firms. She has approximately eight years of financial and managerial experience with a Big Four professional services firm. She managed concurrent audit engagements for public, private, national and multinational companies as well as nonprofit organizations. Her experience encompasses a variety of industries including entertainment, broadcasting, utilities, telecommunications, fragrances, construction and real estate. She has also served as an assistant professor, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level for Iona College, Mercy College and Montclair State University.

Ms. Piazza is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) and frequently speaks at events. She also serves as a reviewer for The CPA Journal.

Education

Baruch College of the City University of New York
Master of Business Administration in Accounting

Baruch College of the City University of New York
Bachelor of Business Administration

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Scarsdale Budget Committee
New York State Society of CPAs
     Member, Nominating Committee
     Member, SEC Committee
     Member, SEC/PCAOB/FASB Conference Planning Committee
     Former Chair, Accounting and Auditing Oversight Committee
     Former Chair, SEC Committee
     Former Member, Ethics Committee
     Former Member, Investment Subcommittee
     Former Member, Finance Committee

Practice Areas

Quality Review
Audit and Accounting Standards

Licensed In

New York