Paul Ata Joins Haskell & White LLP as Manager in Audit and Business Advisory Services Department

IRVINE, Calif. (July 30, 2007) – Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, announced that Paul Ata, CPA, has joined the Audit and Business Advisory Services Group as a Manager.

Ata brings more than six years of accounting and auditing experience from Big Four firms as well as other smaller accounting firms. As a Manager, Ata will be responsible for handling several client engagements simultaneously, as well as maintaining client relationships and developing a referral network for business development. Ata will utilize his high-level understanding of business and industry concepts to lay a foundation for providing proactive advice to current and prospective clients, primarily in real estate and related industries.
“Paul is a valuable addition to our Audit and Business Advisory Services Department,” said Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner of Haskell & White. “Paul’s experience in the accounting industry encompasses a diverse spectrum, as he has dealt with companies in a number of industries, ranging from small to international in size. With proficient IT skills and natural leadership abilities, I know he will be a valuable addition to the Firm and our clients.”

Prior to joining Haskell & White, Ata held an experienced senior position at Ernst & Young LLP, working directly with client’s management, mainly within the real estate industry. Among other duties in this position, he was the lead senior for the review of various SEC filings for clients, executed various phases of the audit process, and assisted in IPO filings. Previously, he worked as an accountant for Arthur Andersen LLP and at other California-based local accounting firms. Additionally, he also served as a senior program officer at the Operational Unit for Development Assistance in Cairo, Egypt.

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“I am pleased to become part of the Haskell & White team,” said Ata. “I hope my contributions can make an impact on the success of the Firm and our clients, aiding in the Firm’s continued growth.”
A resident of Santa Ana, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

ABOUT HASKELL & WHITE

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, specializing in servicing public and private middle-market companies. Based in Irvine, Calif., Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.www.hwcpa.com.