According to the announcement, these new partners will continue to focus on employee benefit plan audits and assisting clients with their Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requirements.
“Ryan and Brad are talented professionals who have distinguished themselves through commitment to client service and dedication to excellence,” says Steve Vidlock, managing partner. “During their MNW careers they have become specialists in the unique requirements of employee benefit plan audits. Their contributions to our client base in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area have been exceptional, and I know that they will continue to build on their successes in the coming years.”
Ryan Koch specializes in all aspects of employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, health and welfare plans and the Form 11-K filing requirements with the SEC. He has presented at the annual ERISA conference sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs, and is also one of the firm’s specialists in the audit of venture capital funds, including SBIC funds. According to the announcement, he is well-versed in a wide range of venture fund accounting issues, working with clients that range from startup funds to more established funds. Koch graduated with a degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and started his career with another accounting firm before joining MNW in 2003. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.
Brad Wall has over 10 years of experience in employee benefit plan audits. He has experience in audits of 401(k), pension, employee stock ownership, health and welfare benefit plans and the Form 11-K filing requirements with the SEC. He works closely with human resources and finance personnel as well as third party administrators and trustees in planning, performing and completing these audit engagements. Brad has been a featured speaker in webinars and conferences. Prior to joining MNW in 1999, he started his career with another accounting firm. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.
Mohler, Nixon & Williams provides audit, tax, outsourced accounting and employee benefit plan audit services. More information is available at http://www.mohlernixon.com.