EisnerAmper wins award for third straight year
EisnerAmper: Best Accounting Firm – EisnerAmper LLP is among one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, with a dedicated and well-established Financial Services Practice that provides audit, tax, and advisory services. Our Financial Services Practice, comprised of the Asset Management and Capital Markets Groups, is the largest industry group within EisnerAmper servicing more than 2,500 financial services clients.
Over the years, EisnerAmper has forged a reputation in the US market for delivering proactive, responsive, high-quality service.
“We have the expertise and skill sets of a Big Four firm, but we also have the nimbleness and personal touch of a family business,” said Nicholas Tsafos (pictured), Director and Chairman of the Board of EisnerAmper Global. “Winning Hedgeweek’s award as well as Clearly Rated’s Accounting Client Service Excellence Award didn’t happen by accident. It was the result of a lot of hard work by many dedicated professionals.”
Tsafos cites one example of diligently upholding a best practice by regularly meeting with clients. This is critical because we need to discuss with them (in a timely manner) new regulations, investor needs and other accounting issues that impact their businesses.
“I talk to hedge fund executives every day,” says David Goldstein, EisnerAmper’s Financial Services Business Development Director. “I’m able to share the prevailing views and concerns allocators might have regarding hedge funds. And they find this level of insight priceless.” Tsafos agrees: “My clients find tremendous value in the insight that I provide to them from both a business and a global trends perspective. Our clients want an advisor not just an accountant.”
In June of this year the group hit a home run so to speak with its 4th Annual Alternative Investment Summit. Held at New York City’s renowned Museum of Modern Art, keynote (and former Major League Baseball player) Alex Rodriguez talked about his post-sports career as head of an integrated investment firm that is active in the real estate, sports and wellness, media, and entertainment sectors.
Since that event, the firm has promoted 11 of its professionals to partner and merged with leading accounting firm Imowitz Koenig and real estate advisory firm RESIG. Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, Tsafos wants to grow locally with the help of these newly minted partners, grow nationally via mergers and combinations, and grow globally with additional member firms in EisnerAmper Global.
Tsafos admits that challenges await, “Technology continues to make the world a smaller place, and you have to keep pace. And because investors are deploying capital globally, it puts significant pressure on advisors to provide investment vehicles in foreign jurisdictions. Combine that with complying with the ever-changing complex foreign regulatory requirements and we have our work cut out for us. That’s why having an experienced team of service providers who can provide local expertise is extremely important.”
But Tsafos is confident of the meaningful role EisnerAmper can play as a trusted business advisor for its clients: “Professional service firms that have that personal connection with their clients and are completely vested in their success, such as EisnerAmper, are an invaluable resource. This becomes even more important when the marketplace is facing a potentially uncertain future.”
Partner & Chairman, EisnerAmper Global
Nicholas Tsafos is an Audit Partner with 25 years of diversified accounting and auditing experience. His practice is primarily devoted to hedge funds, private equity funds, broker-dealers in securities, registered investment companies and investment advisors. He also works with public companies and public offerings, as well as complex private companies. Nick is the Director and Chairman of the Board of EisnerAmper Global.