Directors/Managers

Raphael Guzman, CPA

Mr. Guzman is a CPA who is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English. He performs and manages audits, reviews and internal control evaluations for both privately owned and publicly held companies in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing, health care, real estate and service sectors. He is a small- and medium-size-business specialist providing expert financial advice and auditing services.

Mr. Guzman joined B&P after 16 years as corporate controller/director of taxes and audits at National Restaurants Management Inc. in New York, and also worked for 16 years at Fox & Company, which merged to become Grant Thornton LLP in New York.

Mr. Guzman received his BBA in Public Accountancy from Baruch College/CUNY. He is a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.

Xueyan Li, CPA

Ms. Li, a senior manager, is a seasoned auditing and tax professional with a decade of international experience who consistently prioritizes client growth. Ms. Li reviews and releases audits of public and private entities, provides tax preparation services for corporations and individuals and regularly helps private companies achieve U.S. listings. Her industry expertise includes real estate, manufacturing, import and export, computer software development, retail, mortgage banking and media.

Instrumental in leading projects with the U.S. and China offices, Ms. Li holds the quality review team to the highest degree of accuracy. Her ability to discover and mitigate hidden risks and her in-depth knowledge of SEC regulations has allowed her to help start-up and established companies achieve U.S. listings with remarkable timing.

Ms. Li earned her B.BA in public accountancy, magna cum laude, from Baruch College.

Stanley Liang, CPA

Mr. Liang, a senior manager, is a high-performing financial services and tax professional with extensive experience in diverse industries and consistent commitment to his clients. Mr. Liang provides accounting, auditing and consulting services for public companies with subsidiaries in China, as well as Chinese companies planning for M&A transactions or IPOs in the United States. Prior to joining MarcumBP, Mr. Liang was a chief financial officer for a U.S. subsidiary of a beverage industry leader listed in Hong Kong, a senior associate in a top-five U.S. accounting firm in New York and a senior member of Ernst & Young LLP in Beijing.

Mr. Liang’s industry expertise spans financial services, manufacturing and distribution, pharmaceutical, education, real estate and the oil and gas industry. Mr. Liang also provides financial services for clients in the US REITs, equity, fixed income and hedge fund space. He advises on 401(k) retirement plans and ensures that clients are compliant with all relevant U.S. government regulations.
Mr. Liang holds an M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in accountancy and a B.S. from Central University of Finance and Economics in financial management in Beijing.

Yi Lu, CPA

Ms. Lu, a senior manager, oversees the firm’s most competitive cases. An essential part of the quality review team, Ms. Lu collaborates with the firm’s technical review partners and MarcumBP’s teams in China to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.Overseeing cases in diverse industries gives Ms. Lu the unique vantage point to diagnose complex transaction issues and identify the smartest course of action for her client’s situation.

Ms. Lu started her career at Grant Thornton LLP Chicago office where she practiced audit and risk management for a diverse array of clients. Through rigorous research and close coordination with the teams, Ms. Lu guides clients through reverse merger reporting, initial public offering, SEC comment letter responses, SEC reporting filings and financial statements and performs year-end audit and quarterly reviews. Her extensive knowledge of GAAP, PCAOB standards and SEC reporting requirements does not stop her from thoroughly researching each new case before applying her wealth of experience to any treatment plan she creates. Ms. Lu’s industry expertise includes real estate, advertising, software, auto leasing, manufacturing, financial services, consumer product and benefit plans.

Ms. Lu received her M.S. in accountancy from University of Notre Dame and her B.E.in public finance from Zhejiang University in China.

 

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