Grant Thornton promotes Jim Marks, Allan Smith and Beth Londynsky

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Jim Marks has been promoted to Tax Managing Director in the Boston office.

Marks joined Grant Thornton in 2013 and has more than 20 years of asset management tax experience. He is the leader of the firm’s Financial Services Tax practice for the New England offices. He has extensive experience working with mutual funds, investment partnerships, hedge funds, venture capital partnerships, master-feeder structures, common trust funds, exchange traded funds, master limited partnerships, business development companies and limited liability companies.

Marks is an enrolled agent licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs Investment Companies Committee and is co-chair of the National Investment Company Service Association Tax Committee. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance and operations management from Boston College.

Allan Smith has been promoted to International Tax Partner in the San Jose office.

Smith joined the firm in 2006 and has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, advising clients on tax planning, transactions and compliance. As a member of the Greater Bay Area International Tax Services group, Smith has advised clients on cross-border transactions, transfer pricing strategies and international structuring, tax provision and APB23 implications of international operations, and international tax compliance and reporting.

Smith is a CPA in California and a member of the AICPA. He is on the advisory board of the San Jose State University master’s degree in taxation program. He received a master’s degree in taxation and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Georgia.

Beth Londynsky has been made up to Tax managing director in the San Francisco office.

Londynsky joined the firm in 2008 and has more than 25 years of tax experience in industry and public accounting. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, tax provisions, audit management, compliance with federal, state, local, and international tax laws, and real estate transactions involving Internal Revenue Code Sections 1031 and 1033.

Londynsky is a CPA in California and New York and a member of the AICPA, the California Society of CPAs and the New York Society of CPAs. She is a member of the New Jersey and California Bar Associations. She received a master’s of laws degree in taxation from Golden Gate University, a juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Lehigh University.

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