Marks Paneth Appoints Keith Peterka as Partner-in-Charge of Its Professional Standards Group

October 7, 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) -

Marks Paneth LLP has named Keith Peterka, CPA, 45, as Partner-in-Charge of the accounting firm's Professional Standards Group. The group oversees overall compliance with and implementation of accounting, auditing and attestation standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

Mr. Peterka has more than 20 years of experience dealing with complex auditing and financial reporting issues. He has extensive experience advising clients on business combinations, fair value, variable interest entities and revenue recognition issues. Additionally, during his assignments in Europe and Asia, Mr. Peterka worked with middle-market and multinational clients on issues relating to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).

"We're delighted that Keith Peterka will lead our Professional Standards Group," said Harry Moehringer, CPA, Managing Partner of Marks Paneth. "His deep knowledge of accounting and attestation standards will ensure that we continue to provide timely guidance to our sophisticated clients while meeting the compliance requirements set by the AICPA, FASB and the PCAOB."

Mr. Peterka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Robert Morris University. He is a resident of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is based in the firm's headquarters in Manhattan. Before joining Marks Paneth in 2014, he worked in the Professional Standards Group at CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann PC. Mr. Peterka also worked for the PCAOB and is a member of the AICPA's Technical Issues Committee.

For more information, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications at (212) 255-8386 or

About Marks Paneth
Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with more than 550 people, including over 70 partners and principals. The firm provides public and private businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, consulting, trade remediation and valuation services as well as litigation and financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm also specializes in providing tax advisory and consulting for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as a wide range of services for international, real estate, hospitality, media, entertainment, nonprofit and government clients. The firm has a strong track record supporting emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors as they navigate the business life cycle.

The firm's subsidiary, Tailored Technologies, LLC, provides information technology consulting services. In addition, the firm's membership in Morison International, a leading international association for independent business advisers, financial consulting and accounting firms, facilitates service delivery to clients throughout the United States and around the world. Marks Paneth, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 35th largest accounting firm in the nation and the 9th largest in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank Marks Paneth as one of the area's top three forensic accounting firms for the sixth year in a row.

Its headquarters are in New York City. Additional offices are in Washington, DC, New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and the Cayman Islands. For more information, please visit

Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller
Sommerfield Communications, Inc.
(212) 255-8386

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