LWBJ welcomes Cyril Mandelbaum to the firm

WEST DES MOINES, September 6, 2018 – LWBJ Managing Partner Paul Juffer has announced that Cyril Mandelbaum, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, has joined the firm as part of her succession plan.

Ms. Mandelbaum’s career spans more than 45 years of business and community leadership. In addition to her CPA practice, she has served countless civic and charity organizations – including the Des Moines Public Library Foundation, Des Moines Symphony Board, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Iowa Environmental Council and others. She was named Woman of Influence in 2002 and Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2007 by the Des Moines Business Record.

She has served Iowans through her appointments to the Iowa State Board of Tax Review, Governor Vilsack’s Council of Economic Advisors and Advisory Committee on Property Management Issues, as well as the Iowa Capital Investment Board, where she served as Chairperson from 2002 to 2005. In 1986, she was Senator Harkin’s appointee to the White House Conference on Small Business. Also, she served on the Small Business Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve of Chicago. She has long been an advocate for small business and women business owners. And she has been a valued mentor to many up-and-coming business women through the years.

Ms. Mandelbaum is also a recognized leader in the accounting profession. She received her ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation) and CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where she served on the Business Valuation Subcommittee and Credentialing Committee for Accreditation in Business Valuation. She earned her ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) designation by the American Society of Appraisers.

According to Ms. Mandelbaum, “It was important to align with a high quality firm that was a good fit for my clients, as well as myself. LWBJ provides excellent tax advice, and my business valuation and litigation support practice complements theirs. The two firms are developing significant synergies.”

Dave Watson, LWBJ Founding Partner, noted, “Cyril has always had a fantastic reputation for integrity, professionalism, quality of work and dedication to her clients. These qualities align perfectly with our firm’s core values. We are excited to have her join LWBJ as part of her succession plan.”

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