BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alternative investment accounting and advisory firm, Arthur Bell, is pleased to welcome Tax Directors, Michele Johnson and Alex Contreras, to its New York office. Johnson and Contreras each have more than twenty years of experience servicing investment advisers and private funds, including hedge funds and private equity.
Johnson is an accomplished CPA who previously worked with a global third party administrator and two international accounting firms. She is responsible for tax compliance and consulting, U.S. foreign reporting, FATCA and CRS compliance, client relations, business development support, recruiting, internal education, and mentoring employees. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bentley University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.
Contreras is an industry veteran who advises on complex tax matters and tax compliance for investment advisers and the owners of closely held businesses within the alternative investment community. Specializing in the taxation of flow-through entities, his experience includes indirect taxation, multi-state taxation, and controversy work. Contreras also helps the firm with business development, identifying industry trends, responding to new market opportunities, recruiting, training, and mentoring staff. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from New Jersey City University.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michele and Alex to our team. Their extensive industry knowledge and experience have already proven to be valuable to clients,” stated Corey McLaughlin, managing member of Arthur Bell. “With this expansion of our New York office, we look forward to fostering Arthur Bell’s reputation as the ideal choice for fund managers and investors looking for a firm that truly understands the complexities of alternative investments.”
With Johnson and Contreras located in the New York office, Arthur Bell maintains its ardent commitment to growing its presence within the industry while increasing accessibility to current and future clients. The Firm has successfully served clients from its Baltimore office for more than forty years, and is excited about the continued endeavors to expand its client resources in the New York metropolitan area.
About Arthur Bell:
Arthur Bell is a specialist accounting and advisory firm that provides the hedge fund, managed futures, private equity, and high net-worth communities with audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, performance analysis, investor representative, consulting, and family office services. We have been committed to the alternative investment industry since the firm’s inception in 1974.