Apr 25, 2013

Prager Metis Welcomes Chris Vignone as New Partner

Apr 25, 2013  |  Press Releases
Tax Expert Christopher Vignone to Head Up Prager Metis Advisory Services.

New York, NY— Prager Metis CPAs, LLC – a newly combined mid-sized accounting firm with offices in the U.S. and London—welcomes Christopher Vignone as its newest partner. Vignone has been tapped to create a new division, Prager Metis Advisory Services, which will provide an umbrella of corporate recovery and forensic accounting services, available at all Prager Metis locations worldwide. He joins in connection with Prager Metis’ acquisition of a segment of Geller & Company’s State and Local Tax business relating to these services. He will be based at Prager Metis headquarters in New York City.

 “We wanted to enhance our service offering capabilities by adding experts to deal specifically with the niche practice of corporate recovery and forensic accounting,” said Glenn Friedman, CEO of Prager Metis CPAs, LLC. “With his extensive experience in taxes, especially changing fields such as telecommunications, this is an excellent opportunity for us and Chris is a perfect fit to head up our new Advisory Services division.”

Vignone has over 15 years of corporate and consulting tax experience, working with companies of all sizes and industries. At Geller, he was responsible for all sale and use tax, credits and incentives, telecommunications taxes, and tax technology projects.

Vignone was previously the Partner and Sales Tax Practice Leader for the Grant McCarthy Group and the Director of Taxation and SEC Reporting for Omnipoint Communications. He also participated in drafting and lobbying for state legislation on pre-paid telecommunication services and contributed to the development of the Federal Mobile Sourcing Telecommunications Act. He has a B.A. and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University.

“I’m very excited to join Prager Metis,” says Vignone, “as we share a commitment to provide every client with both sound advice and outstanding personal service. Creating a brand new division is certainly a challenge, and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of this growing firm.”

For more information, contact Diane Walsh at 212.643.0099/Ext. 125 or dwalsh@pragermetis.com.

About Prager Metis
Prager Metis CPAs, LLC is one of the nation’s fastest growing mid-sized accounting and advisory firms. Headquartered in New York City, the firm offers a full range of accounting, audit, and consulting services and has locations in California, New York, New Jersey, and England. It was formed in January, 2013 by the combination of Prager and Fenton LLP and Metis Group LLC, two long-standing and highly-respected accounting firms. Prager Metis was recently ranked as the number one “Firm to Watch” and a “Top Accounting Firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region” by Accounting Today.