Cover & Rossiter Receives Coveted Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award
Cover & Rossiter is excited to announce they have been awarded The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award presented by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The award honors businesses and nonprofit organizations for their achievements and model approaches to business and management.
Myunghee Geerts, CPA joined Cover & Rossiter in December as a Principal in the Tax Department. She has 13 years of experience in public accounting. Prior to joining the firm, she was Senior Manager at Ernst & Young’s Quantitative Services where she specialized in advising her clients with tax planning ideas to reduce their tax liabilities and mitigate risks associated with tax returns. Myunghee also worked at KPMG and Santora Group CPA. Working with a wide variety of industries including bio science, technology, real estate, industrial tools and household hardware, and the automotive industry, she has provided numerous tax planning ideas and solutions for her clients. Marie Holliday, Managing Director, said, “We are fortunate to have Myunghee join the firm. Her broad experience as well as her passion for helping small businesses and entrepreneurs will open doors to new business opportunities for the firm.”
Myunghee has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Delaware. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Delaware and Pennsylvania and frequently speaks on tax planning and tax reform at workshops. She is a member of the Delaware Korean American Association’s Board of Directors as well as a member of the Audit Committee of Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Geerts previously served as Chair of the Delaware Society of CPAs’ Board of Directors and was instrumental in organizing the 2018 Big IDEas for Your Business Conference.
Myunghee and her husband live in Aston PA with their daughter, Leanna. They enjoy spending time at the beach. Welcome Myunghee!
Cover & Rossiter is pleased to announce the hiring of Shane Bennett as Audit Specialist in the Audit Department. Bennett joined Cover & Rossiter in late October after spending the last 10 years as the Financial Management Director for a Planning District in southwest Arkansas. Born in Texas and raised in Arkansas, she completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Southern Arkansas University, as well as an Associate’s degree in Business Education. Bennett’s first two professional positions were in Corporate Accounting for two private international companies in the diamond mining and construction industries. She then practiced public accounting for six years before joining the nonprofit world. For the last four years, Bennett participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for the IRS through CADC. Director, Eric Williams, said, “We’re excited to have Shane join the team. She brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit and government industries that will strengthen our audit practice.” In her spare time, Bennett enjoys CrossFit, traveling and baking.
We are pleased to welcome Rachael Hanak, Rita Grant, and Rosellen Gemino to Cover & Rossiter.
Hanak joined the tax department in July as a staff accountant. She graduated last May from Widener University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a minor in Tax. She was an active member in the Honors Program and General Education and School of Business Administration Honors Program. Hanak interned at Cover & Rossiter in spring 2017 and at Wipfli LLP in summer 2017. When she’s not working, Hanak loves to read and travel with her family.
Grant joined the tax department in August as a staff accountant. She graduated in May with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from West Chester University. Grant interned at Cover & Rossiter this past spring and, prior to that, worked as an intern in finance and accounts receivable for Wesco Aircraft. She was involved in many clubs and activities at WCU and was co-founder and president of the West Chester University Irish Dance Team. During her free time, Grant likes to teach dance classes, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Gemino joined our administrative staff in June and is the first face you see when you walk into the firm. After leaving New York, where she was born and raised, she retired briefly while living in southern Delaware. Her past experience includes working as an office manager/bookkeeper at Profile Technologies, Inc., and working in Corporate Cash Management for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Gemino and her husband, Henry, are empty nesters while their daughter teaches special education in Brooklyn, New York, and their son studies medicine in Philadelphia. As members of Winterthur, they continue their interest in the arts and visit the superb house and gardens on a regular basis.
Cover & Rossiter, one of Delaware’s first and most respected certified public accounting and advisory firms, is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Johnson, CPA to Principal in the Tax Department.
Since joining Cover & Rossiter in September 2008, Johnson has excelled on even the most complicated engagements because of his keen attention to detail and problem solving ability. He easily transitions from technical expert for the accounting staff to trusted adviser for his clients. Over the years, Johnson has also taken the lead in evaluating and implementing new software technologies. Managing Director, Marie Holliday said, “Andy represents the future of the accounting industry – fully embracing where traditional accounting intersects with highly valued consulting and planning services.”
Johnson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Wilmington Tax Group. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, serving on the Hospitality and Finance committees.
Johnson is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time at the beach. He likes to travel with his wife and they plan to visit all 50 U.S. states together.
Cover & Rossiter is one of the first and most respected full-service CPA & advisory firms in Delaware, providing tax, audit, trust, and accounting services to individuals and families, businesses, nonprofits, and captive insurance companies.
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We are excited to announce the following team members were promoted to Senior Staff Accountant earlier this year:
- Tammy Holcombe joined Cover & Rossiter in December 2015 in the Audit department. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Wilmington University. She is active in the Talleyville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
- Samantha Maiorano joined the Audit department of Cover & Rossiter in July 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Delaware. She recently became a young founder with the Fund for Women and a mentor for Fresh Start Scholarship. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her two daughters.
- Amy Swift joined Cover & Rossiter in September 2016 in the Tax department. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from West Chester University, with Minors in Applied Ethics and Philosophy, after spending nearly seven years in the Legal Field. She is a founding member of the C&R’s next generation leadership committee (C2R Vision Committee), and a young founder with the Fund for Women. When not working, she enjoys being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
- Jackie Zhang began her career at Cover & Rossiter in October 2016 in the Tax department. She completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Delaware. She was awarded her CPA in September 2017. Her prior work experience includes being on a startup team and working with small businesses.
Marie Holliday, Managing Director, said, “Tammy, Samantha, Amy and Jackie are wonderful role models to our newer staff accountants. They embody the philosophy that hard work, professionalism and focusing on the client’s needs are crucial to Cover & Rossiter’s success.”
Congratulations to all!
Cover & Rossiter’s Luci Roseman was recently elected President of her local Toastmasters International club, CSC Incorporators Toastmasters Club. Joining Toastmasters International as part of her professional development plan has added tremendous value to her career at Cover & Rossiter, where she is currently a supervisor in the tax department. “I’ve taken on more of a leadership role with our newest staff members and have developed and presented various classes,” Roseman said. “I’m constantly asking for feedback to continue to improve my communication and leadership skills,” she added.
Besides her professional development, Roseman has also seen the positive benefits Toastmasters has had in her personal life. An avid horseback rider in her spare time, she sees parallels between her hobby and her involvement with Toastmasters. “I think that Toastmasters and horseback riding feed off of each other,” she said. “Whether you’re in front of an audience or on top of a horse, it’s important to hide any butterflies you may have, otherwise they’ll sense that nervousness.” In terms of leadership, just as with people, “It’s important to establish trust in order for the horse to let you lead them.”
Roseman is excited to take on the role of President of her Toastmasters club and continue the path of the Club’s previous President. “I want to keep it fun and energizing for the members and also continue to bring in new members.” With regards to her new role, Roseman said, “If you would have asked me a year ago if I could see myself as president, I would have said ‘No way!’”
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, CO., the organization’s membership exceeds 352,000 in over 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.
Cover & Rossiter is one of Delaware’s first and most respected full-service CPA & advisory firms, providing tax compliance and planning, audit, estate and trust planning, and outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services to individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits, and captive insurance companies.
Cover & Rossiter is excited to announce they have won The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award presented by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The award honors businesses and nonprofit organizations for their achievements and model approaches to business and management. Cover & Rossiter was recognized in the 25-59 employee category. The firm has a strong history with this prestigious award, having been honored with the Superstars in Business Award in 2012 and the Award of Excellence in 2011 and 2017. They and other award winners will be recognized at the Superstars in Business Awards Luncheon on November 7th at the Hotel du Pont.
To be considered for the award, Cover & Rossiter submitted an application responding to questions about their business philosophy and results, what makes them stand apart from their competitors, significant business challenges, and community service involvement. The application also included compelling testimonials from a cross-section of clients.
Marie Holliday, Managing Director, said “It is humbling to win and yet, I know our team is very deserving. This past year has been one of transition and transformation for us. We made significant investments in technology and professional development. The transformation culminated in July when we moved to a brand new state-of-the-art facility at Little Falls Centre One. Being honored with this award is validation that we are doing the right things to ensure that we are positioned to serve our clients well into the future. I can’t think of any better motivation as we enter into our 80th year in business!”
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