SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, announced today that John M. Panetta has joined the firm as Tax Director in the nonprofit practice area effective immediately.
John has provided a wide variety of tax, business and consulting services for tax-exempt organizations including income tax planning, IRS/state tax audit representation, assistance with legislative activity, multi-corporate transaction planning, and domestic and foreign expenditure planning for private foundations.
"Armanino is proud to welcome such a dynamic and well-recognized expert to our nonprofit tax team," said Andy Armanino, Managing Partner of Armanino. "John's 30 years of experience working with foundations, private colleges and universities, charities and other tax-exempt organizations further strengthens our capabilities and depth as we continue to service our more than 450 nonprofit clients."
John was previously associated with Burr Pilger Mayer, as well as PwC and KPMG, where he led the Western Area Exempt Organizations Tax Practice for both companies. Additionally, he served with the Exempt Organizations Branch of the IRS National Office.
John received an undergraduate degree and a master's in law and taxation from Georgetown University, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. A frequent lecturer, he has served as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Taxation at Golden Gate University and as a visiting lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Armanino LLP (www.amllp.com) is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California and one of the largest firms in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of their organization from start-up through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology; leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates two other divisions – AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com) and Financial Horizons (www.fhllc.com).