Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blackman Kallick Hires Leaders for SALT, Risk/Compliance Practices

Chicago firm Blackman Kallick has hired Prashant C. Sheth, CPA, as tax partner and practice leader of its State and Local Tax practice, and Steven Baer, CPA, as senior manager and practice leader of Risk and Compliance Services practice.

Sheth has 25 years of accounting experience, including more than 18 years devoted to SALT. He's counseled public and private companies in a range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, finance, service and telecommunications. Before joining Blackman Kallick, he held leadership positions at several national firms, including Ernst & Young, Chicago; PricewaterhouseCoopers, Detroit; and Arthur Andersen, Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and auditing and a Bachelor of Law from MS University of Baroda in Baroda, India, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Baer has counseled public and privately held companies engaged in manufacturing and distribution, retail, consulting and service. His international experience includes Sarbanes-Oxley and internal audit assignments for U.S.-based companies with a foreign presence and foreign companies that are traded on U.S. stock exchanges. Prevously, he worked at Grant Thornton in Chicago. He Baer received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Michigan State University and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Here's the firm's press release, via BusinessWire.

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