Press Room

March 06, 2009

WTAS Hires New Director for Los Angeles Business Client Services

Frank C. Hobmeier, former Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP’s Business Tax Advisory group, recently joined the Los Angeles office of WTAS LLC as a director in the Business Client Services group.

Hobmeier is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with extensive experience in providing corporate income tax consulting and compliance services to a wide range of clients.

“Bringing Frank on board further strengthens our BCS team in Los Angeles. He has excellent skills when it comes to managing all aspects of corporate tax engagements,” said Kurt Brune, the Office Managing Director in Los Angeles.

Hobmeier’s expertise also includes providing FAS 109 tax provision preparations and reviews (including FIN 48 tax exposure studies). In addition, he is experienced at coordinating various cross-functional teams to address clients’ needs for international restructuring and reporting, transfer pricing, transactional analyses, tax controversies, accounting methods, research and development credit studies, state and local incentives, sales tax planning and compensation and benefits issues.

“Frank’s ability to manage cross-functional projects for clients is a great addition to the Los Angeles BCS team,” stated CEO Mark Vorsatz.

Prior to joining WTAS, Hobmeier held positions with several international accounting firms and provided business tax services to a number of public and private companies in the retail, consumer products and media/entertainment industries.

Hobmeier is one of sixteen new Directors to join WTAS within the last twelve months and his arrival is representative of the firm’s 300% growth over the past six years.