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Withum Names Three Senior Managers to Partner


Accounting and advisory professionals specialize in diverse industries

WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), a Top-30 nationally ranked public accounting and advisory firm headquartered in Princeton with offices in New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia, is announcing the promotion of Carleen J. Gaskin of River Vale, NJ, Sheri Wronko of Florham Park, NJ, and Michael D. Yarrow of Stockton, NJ, to the position of partner, effective today. The three senior managers join the Firm’s growing corporate leadership team and have a combined 47 years’ accounting and audit experience serving diverse industries.

“Carleen, Sheri and Michael have emerged as leading trusted business advisors in their respective areas of specialization and we congratulate them on achieving this hard-earned professional milestone,” said Bill Hagaman, the Firm’s Managing Partner and CEO. “Each has achieved multiple certifications and emerged as key thought leaders who have earned the respect of their peers, clients and executives in the banking, financial services and legal fields.”

Carleen J. Gaskin

Carleen Gaskin, CPA, CFF, Partner

With over 18 years of professional experience, Carleen has specialized in a wide range of public accounting industries. These include retail, distribution, professional and legal services, medical services, dental services, real estate management, contractors, construction, printing and apparel. Currently, her area of concentration is forensic accounting and business valuation services provided to Federal and New Jersey courts, attorneys, corporations and individuals in civil and family court matters.

She earned a B.S. from Marist College in accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant in New Jersey and certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Carleen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) and Institute of Business Appraisers.

Sheri Wronko

Sheri Wronko, CPA, Partner

Sheri Wronko, who has 15 years auditing experience, currently serves as the team leader of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plans Services Group and specializes in 401(k), 403(b), and defined benefit plans. She has authored numerous articles relating to pension plans for the firm’s publications, specifically Withum’s online ERISA Knowledge Center. A member of the AICPA and NJCPA, Wronko is a sought-after presenter at conferences nationwide, including the NJCPA Employee Benefit Plan Conference where she served as a speaker during the past three years.

A graduate from The Pennsylvania State University, Sheri earned her B.S. in accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of New Jersey. Her specialty areas include the professional services, manufacturing and construction industries as well as providing accounting and auditing services and employee benefit and pension plan audits and reviews.

Michael D. Yarrow

Michael Yarrow, CPA, PartnerMichael Yarrow is a 17-year audit and accounting veteran who works with professional service clients, ranging from closely held corporations to those with both domestic and international operations. He is highly proficient in utilizing technology to increase engagement efficiency and effectiveness and has extensive experience in financial reporting for companies with subsidiaries and other related entities. Mike serves clients in the professional services, real estate and technology industries and provides accounting and auditing, employee benefit plan and tax services.

In addition, he works closely with the Princeton office staff to utilize the latest technology for client engagements. Mike also is the treasurer and a member of the board of directors and finance committee for Advancing Opportunities, where he is the audit committee chairperson as well.

He is a graduate of Elon University with a B.A. in accounting and a minor in business administration. He is a member of the AICPA and NJSPCA.

The three new partners join an impressive corporate leadership team at Withum. Established in 1974, Withum is committed to providing quality services and innovative solutions to businesses, non-profits, individuals and communities. As one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms, Withum also is a member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisors committed to assisting clients build and expand globally.