Ellin & Tucker announces the appointment of two new principals

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Kim Fusco and Bryan Porter to assume leadership roles within their respective areas of expertise, strengthening the firm’s not-for-profit, construction and manufacturing divisions.

Baltimore, Md. – Ellin & Tucker, the Baltimore-based public accounting and business consulting firm, announced today that Kim Fusco and Bryan Porter have been appointed to principals within the audit, accounting and consulting department of the firm. In their expanded roles, Fusco and Porter will be taking the lead on client engagements in the not-for-profit industry and the construction and manufacturing industries, respectively, supporting Ellin & Tucker’s extensive capabilities in serving those markets.

“At Ellin & Tucker we value ambition, leadership skills and business acumen – Kim and Bryan have those skills in spades,” Edwin Brake, managing director of Ellin & Tucker, said in a statement. “They have both been instrumental in growing and maintaining business within their respective areas of expertise and we’re excited to watch their skills and experiences continue to grow as they enter this advanced phase of their careers.”

Kim Fusco previously held the role as manager within the firm’s audit, accounting and consulting department. In her new role, she is a leading member of Ellin & Tucker’s Not-for-Profit Services Group. Fusco is the chairwoman of the firm’s not-for-profit area of the accounting and auditing technical standards committee, which develops programs to enhance understanding of current accounting and financial reporting standards for the firm’s professionals. In 2009, she founded and developed the firm’s award-winning Giving Back Committee, which has since donated more than 1,800 items and logged over 1,200 volunteer hours. Fusco has been recognized for her significant contributions to the community, including her Philanthropic 5 Award win from the United Way of Central Maryland in 2014.

In addition to her not-for-profit experience, Fusco also performs audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements, handles employee benefit plan audits and prepares corporate tax returns for clients in the investment, manufacturing, distribution and law industries.

Bryan Porter previously held the role as manager within Ellin & Tucker’s audit, accounting and consulting department. In his new role, he will provide audit, accounting and advisory services to many of Ellin & Tucker’s construction and manufacturing clients. As a well-respected member of the firm’s Construction Services Group, Bryan has been tapped by industry publications such as Construction Global and CFMA Building Profits to author articles, sharing his insights about projected trends in the construction industry and how companies can maximize their relationships with their accountants year-round.

In addition to his construction and manufacturing background, Porter regularly performs audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements and prepares corporate tax returns for privately held companies in the not-for-profit, technology, real estate, service and wholesale distribution industries. He is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and Mentoring Program, which helps to train and acclimate professionals to the firm. He is also a member of Ellin & Tucker’s Audit and Accounting Technical Standards Committee.

About Ellin & Tucker
Founded in 1946, Ellin & Tucker (www.ellinandtucker.com) is a leading CPA firm headquartered in Baltimore that specializes in accounting, auditing, consulting, forensics and valuation and tax services. As the fifth largest accounting firm in Greater Baltimore, Ellin & Tucker employs more than 120 people in offices across Baltimore City, Belcamp, Frederick and Washington D.C., and serves national and international clients through its affiliation with DFK International/USA, a top 10 international association of independent, full-service accounting firms and business advisors in major geographic and economic centers throughout the U.S. and around the world.

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