UHY Promotes Eight Within the Mid-Atlantic Practice


UHY LLP and UHY Advisors Mid-Atlantic MD, Inc. announce the promotion of eight employees, including one principal, a senior manager and two managers. Yi Shrestha was promoted to principal, Erinn Degnan was promoted to senior manager, and Irina Podyukova and Benedict Sun were promoted to manager. All are in UHY’s Columbia, Md., office.

“Each of the individuals promoted have made outstanding contributions to UHY.” said Harold L. Mohn, Jr., UHY LLP Columbia Office Managing Partner. “These promotions are a testament to each individual’s hard work, performance, and perseverance in a year with many challenges. They all provide the next level of service to their clients daily.”

Ms. Shrestha, a member of the Tax Department, specializes in tax planning for individuals, small business owners, high net worth individuals and international companies. She assists clients with estate and trust planning; often working directly with estate attorneys and trustees to maintain project deadlines. Fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, Ms. Shrestha works with international clients as part of UHY’s China Group. Ms. Shrestha received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Towson University. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland.

Ms. Degnan, also a member of the Tax Department, has more than 10 years of public accounting experience. She works with various businesses to provide comprehensive accounting and tax services to business owners and their families. Her work includes planning and performing compilation and review services; preparation and review of financial statements; preparation and review of tax returns for high net worth individuals, partnerships, and corporations, including multi-state returns; and tax planning and consulting. Ms. Degnan received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Towson University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland.

Ms. Podyukova, a member of the Audit and Assurance Department, provides attestation and assurance services to companies in a variety of industries, including real estate and not-for-profit. She also assists in preparation of the clients’ tax returns as well as consulting on SBA, accounting practices, and internal controls. Ms. Podyukova has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Towson University and a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and Business Communication from Perm State Technical University, Russia. Ms. Podyukova is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland.

Mr. Sun, also a member of the Audit and Assurance Department, has over six years of public accounting experience. He prepares financial statements and tax returns for clients across a broad range of industries, including auto dealerships, real estate, and hospitality. He also provides tax provision and planning for high net worth individuals. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and Criminology from the University of Maryland – College Park and is a licensed CPA in the states of Maryland and Virginia.

In addition, four others were promoted, including:

Audit and Assurance Department

- Daniela Haralampieva and Hosea Tran were promoted to senior accountant.

Tax Department

- Tom Howser was promoted to senior staff accountant.

- Lana Rusakov was promoted to staff accountant.

About UHY LLP and UHY Advisors

UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to publicly traded, privately owned and nonprofit organizations in several industry sectors.

UHY Advisors provides tax and advisory services to entrepreneurial clientele and other organizations, principally those enterprises in the dynamic middle market.

Together, UHY Advisors, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY LLP, form one of the largest professional services firms in the US.

UHY Advisors and UHY LLP are members of UHY International (UHYI), a worldwide network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and advisory services around the globe. UHYI is ranked among the top international accountancy networks and is a member of the Forum of Firms.

For more information about UHY, please visit www.uhy-us.com.

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