Mazars USA Announces Three New Partners


Cody Cass

Mazars USA LLP, a leading accounting, tax and consulting firm, today announced that Cody Cass, Julie Petit and Kristen Walters were elected as Partners of the firm, effective September 1, 2017.

"Cody, Julie and Kristen all emerged as leaders within the profession and firm, and it is particularly gratifying when we raise and grow talented people into the Partnership," commented Victor Wahba, Chairman and CEO. "This particular group of new Partners demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our people and clients, as well as strategic growth in Tax Advisory Services, Manufacturing and Distribution sectors and the California markets."

Meet our new partners:

  • Cody, based in our San Francisco office, has eight years' experience providing tax advisory and controversy services across a wide range of industries. He specializes in transaction services, including tax structuring, tax due diligence, and assisting clients with the tax aspects of their financial models. He earned his B.A. from Colgate University, his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
  • Julie, based in our New York Office, provides accounting, audit and advisory services to mid-size companies, multinational corporations as well as SEC registrants. Julie has industry expertise in manufacturing and distribution, water and luxury. She has a master degree in Energy and Utility Engineering from Ecole des Mines (France) and master degree in Finance from Audencia Schoolof Management (France). She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.
  • Kristen, based in our New Jersey office, has more than 12 years of experience providing audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to clients in the retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors and for employee benefit plans. Kristen graduated from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a CPA in New Jersey.

Kristen and Julie were both recently featured in the Women @ Mazars Be Visible campaign. At Mazars, to "Be Visible" means taking a proactive approach to demonstrating leadership while empowering others through shared knowledge. Our Be Visible campaign highlights women leaders who embody the core values and principles that the firm seeks to promote.

About Mazars USA

Mazars USA LLP provides insight and specialized skills in accounting, auditing, tax, consulting and advisory services. Since 1921, our dedicated professionals have leveraged technical industry expertise to develop customized solutions for clients, create value, and optimize their performance. As the independent U.S. member firm of Mazars Group, our global reach includes 18,000+ professionals across 79+ countries. At local and global levels, we are proud of our value-added services in building lasting relationships with our clients and communities. For more information, visit us at

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