NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Ray Baggeri (Partner), John Ingrassia (Partner), Lydia Vercelli (Director), and Gil Avnit (Senior Manager). With these four talented new additions, Anchin adds a wealth of experience and knowledge to its team of more than 50 partners and principals who provide creative, proactive advisory services to clients representing all of the major industries present in the tristate area.
Ray Baggeri, CPA, joins Anchin as a Partner in the commercial audit practice. With more than 16 years of experience, his focus extends to a variety of industries including consumer products, wholesale, manufacturing and distribution with a specialty in retail and apparel. Ray has expertise in managing complex financial statement audits, and assisting clients, not only with accounting and reporting issues, but also with achieving their strategic and operational goals. His technical skills, command of analytical tools and industry-specific knowledge allow him to make recommendations to add value to his clients. John Ingrassia, CPA, joins Anchin as a Tax Partner with a specialty in corporate tax. John has more than 25 years of experience including 14 years at Big Four firms, primarily serving middle market and closely held businesses with a broad range of services, including compliance, consulting, and tax planning for both businesses and the individual owners of businesses. His expertise lies in tax consulting, mergers & acquisitions tax planning, tax structuring, and tax due diligence. He has significant experience serving clients in the consumer products, manufacturing and distribution and food and beverage spaces. In addition to strategic insight, John possesses a wealth of technical knowledge, including advising, reviewing, and preparing tax provisions under ASC 740 (formerly FAS 109) for financial statements as well as advising, implementing, and disclosing companies' uncertain tax positions.