J.H. Cohn appoints Newfrock to lead client economy recovery team

Jim Newfrock has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, the largest independent accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the Northeast, as leader of the Firm’s newly established Client Economic Recovery Team (CERT). In his position, Newfrock will direct a multidisciplinary group of experts assembled to support, advise, and assist client corporations and financial institutions affected by the rapidly evolving financial environment and in response to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the resulting Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).

Prior to joining J.H. Cohn, Newfrock led the Global Strategic Risk management practice of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he specialized in the development and implementation of cost-effective solutions to help companies assess, reduce, and monitor their risk exposures and improve their compliance programs.

“In light of the long-term and widespread effects of today’s economic environment, we’ve built our team to provide our clients with strategic and tailored counsel to not only react to the current challenges, but to take advantage of future opportunities,” said Thomas J. Marino, J.H. Cohn’s chief executive officer. “A perfect addition to head our CERT team, Jim is highly respected, and brings tremendous credentials and experience and a proven track record of success.”

CERT draws on the expertise of specialists from J.H. Cohn’s Business Investigation Services, Corporate Governance Services, and Financial Services practices. Services include Crisis Management, Enterprise Risk Assessment, Governance and Regulatory Compliance, Strategy Development and Deployment, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support, Financial Reporting and CFO Advisory Services, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Financial Recovery, Internal Audit, Business Valuation and Merger/Acquisition Transaction support.

“Jim will fill a much needed role in proactively addressing clients’ economic concerns and regulatory requirements and will augment the corporate governance and business investigation services practices,” said Anthony Zecca, Managing Partner of Cohn Consulting Group.

A resident of Mountain Lakes, N.J., Newfrock is a graduate of The University of Delaware, where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he earned his MBA. Newfrock will be based in the firm’s Roseland, N.J. office.

J.H. Cohn’s public company services practice delivers a wide variety of services including audit and assurance services, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC consulting to ensure clients are in full regulatory compliance.

About J.H. Cohn LLP
J.H. Cohn LLP is one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States and the largest headquartered in New Jersey.

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