Audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars announced Jan. 31 that Eduardo Chung rejoined the organization as a principal for the Tax Practice & Procedures group, and Craig Venokur joined as a partner on the Accounting & Advisory team.
“It is a privilege to welcome back a talented leader like Eduardo Chung to our Tax Practice & Procedures group. His return is a testament to this team’s dynamic capabilities and the impact of the thriving culture we are building at Mazars,” Mazars US Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Victor Wahba said in a prepared statement. “We are equally excited to have Craig Venokur join us, with a track record of success spanning nearly three decades in the accounting, auditing and tax industry. He is a great asset to enhance the capabilities of our A&A team, and we are proud to have him as the newest member of the Mazars family.”
During his time with Mazars from 2014 to 2020, Chung held several senior leadership positions and now returns to guide the Mazars Tax Controversy practice within the Tax Practice & Procedures group. He has more than a decade of experience representing individuals, estates, C corporations, subchapter S corporations and other entities. According to the statement, Chung also has served on several engagements advising on laws applicable to, and the policies and procedures followed by, the IRS and the various state and local tax jurisdictions in the examination of tax returns, administrative appeals of examination determinations, tax court litigation, and the collection of outstanding tax liabilities.
Based in New York, he will report to Tifphani White-King, U.S. national tax practice leader.
Venokur brings nearly 30 years of experience to Mazars, focusing on services for privately owned businesses and business owners. In his previous role with a New York-based accounting firm, Venokur provided accounting, auditing and tax services to clients, primarily focusing on small- and medium-size businesses in the New York metro area.
Venokur is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Public Accountants, and New York Society of Public Accountants. Based out of the firm’s New Jersey office, he will report to Jason Pourakis, national A&A service line leader.
Mazars USA LLP is an independent member firm of Mazars Group, an international audit, tax and advisory organization with operations in more than 90 countries.