Marks Paneth Announces the Addition of Former IRS Management Official, Frances McKenna

March 20, 2017

New York, NY (March 20, 2017) – Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Marks Paneth LLP, is pleased to announce that Frances McKenna has joined the firm as a Tax Director in the firm’s Nonprofit, Government and Healthcare Group. She has spent the last 26 years with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – serving the agency and its Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TEGE) Division in a number of increasingly complex and high-level roles.

“We are pleased to welcome Fran to our team,” commented Hope Goldstein, Co-Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Nonprofit, Government and Healthcare Group, “With her years of experience at the IRS, I am confident that she will be a valuable resource to our clients as we continue to maintain our position as a premier tax-exempt practice in the region.”

In her past role, Ms. McKenna made significant contributions to, and had oversight of, a number of high-profile national programs – including the Affordable Care Act (ACA); International, including Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR); Employment Tax, including Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA); the Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention (PCI); Federal/State Liaison, including Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and state gaming regulators; and the National Research Program (NRP).

Ms. McKenna is based in the firm’s New York City headquarters.

About Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth LLP, a premier accounting firm dating back to 1907, is ranked the 30th largest accounting firm in the nation, as reported by Accounting Today. With a team of nearly 700 people, including more than 90 partners, throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, Marks Paneth provides public and private businesses with a full range of audit, accounting, tax, consulting, trade remediation and valuation services, as well as litigation and financial advisory services, to domestic and international clients.  The firm serves clients in a wide range of industries including real estate; hospitality; manufacturing, wholesale and distribution; retail; media and entertainment; nonprofit, government and healthcare; financial and professional services industries; and high-net-worth individuals and their families.

The firm also provides information technology consulting services to small and medium-sized companies and nonprofit organizations through its subsidiary, Tailored Technologies, LLC.

Marks Paneth’s membership in Morison KSi Ltd., 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 is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit

About Marks Paneth’s Nonprofit, Government and Healthcare Group

Marks Paneth’s Nonprofit, Government and Healthcare (NGH) Group offers a wide range of auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services designed to meet the specific needs of the three distinct sectors. Our NGH Group is composed of more than 60 industry specialists, proudly serving over 150 organizations – including 20% of New York’s largest charities, as ranked by Crain’s New York Business.

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