JH Cohn hires new tax partner
Lanning, 54, joins J.H. Cohn from one of the country’s largest tax-only financial services firms where, as managing director, he was charged with creating that firm’s Northeast Tax Exempt Practice and worked with the firm’s various leadership teams to develop national name recognition, and best practice reputation. Previously, he was tax partner-in-charge of the Northeast Exempt Tax Practice at a Big Four accounting firm. In that role, he worked with colleges, universities, medical schools, hospitals, public charities, private foundation pensions, and Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Associations (VEBAs).
“As the market continues its sway and not-for-profit organizations remain profoundly impacted, we’re confident that our clients will benefit greatly from the addition of Tom Lanning to their J.H. Cohn team,” said Kelly Frank, CPA, J.H. Cohn partner and Not-for-Profit Industry Group practice director. “We’re excited that he has joined us and anticipate that his contributions, both to J.H. Cohn and to our clients, will be great.”
J.H. Cohn’s Not-For-Profit Industry Practice, with more than 75 professionals, provides audit, tax, and advisory services, including corporate governance, operational reviews, computer system audits, specialized tax services, and government accounting services, to social service and charitable agencies, professional associations, foundations, and religious organizations.
Lanning, who received a Master degree in business administration from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Wagner College, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former member of the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSCPA) and its Tax Exempt Division’s Tax Committee. He also serves as on the board of directors at the not-for-profit organization, Prevention of Teenage Suicide.[/private]