Houston, TX, May 11, 2015 – MaloneBailey, LLP, a global public accounting firm based in Houston, Texas, announced today that Leah Gonzales, CPA has been promoted from Senior Audit Manager to Principal. Gonzales’ responsibilities as Principal will include performing engagement quality reviews (EQRs) where she will assist Audit Partner Allan Dulany on EQRs for the firm’s SEC audit practice. She will also play a more key role in the firm’s quality control program as well as the firm’s in-house training initiative. In addition, Gonzales will continue to serve clients and plan, supervise and conduct integrated audits of private and public companies in the oil and gas, software and manufacturing industries. This includes managing and supervising audits of internal controls over financial reporting of SEC companies.
With nearly 20 years of auditing and accounting experience, Gonzales joined MaloneBailey in 2008 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where she served as a Manager and planned and conducted integrated audits of financial statements of companies in the manufacturing, service and real estate industries.
MaloneBailey, based in Houston, Texas, has over 190 SEC registered clients, including NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX listed companies. This places MaloneBailey at number seven in the world in terms of the number of U.S. public company clients it serves. The firm is also in exclusive company as one of nine in the world that audits over 100 issuers annually, and for this reason, is inspected on an annual basis by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). MaloneBailey participates in more than 700 SEC filings per year and has more full time SEC specialists on staff than most firms have SEC clients. This emphasizes an importance of quality at the firm, resulting in the need for more personnel working on and reviewing quality control.
“Leah has constantly shown hard work and dedication. Her contributions are significant in the growth of our firm and we’re excited to see her take on this new Principal role. Congratulations on your new position and thank you for your continued determination,” said Jay Norris, Audit Partner, MaloneBailey.
“I’m most excited about helping with the EQRs,” said Gonzales on her new position. “I think it will be great to be able to help more with the quality control side of the firm. It’s a little different from my role as a senior manager in that it serves as a meaningful check on the work performed by the engagement teams.”
A native of the Philippines, Gonzales earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of San Jose Recoletos in Cebu City, Philippines. Her promotion is effective as of May 1, 2015.
Based in Houston, Texas and with offices in Beijing and Shenzhen, MaloneBailey is an international public accounting firm with deep knowledge and experience in the delivery of SEC audit services to small and mid-cap publicly traded clients with over 190 registrants as clients, including NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ listed companies. MaloneBailey is a member of Nexia International. For more information about MaloneBailey, visit www.malonebailey.com.
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