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Rose, Snyder & Jacobs Renews Sponsorship with San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Encino, CA — December 20, 2016: Rose, Snyder & Jacobs, LLP (RSJ) is thrilled to announce it is renewing its sponsorship with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association through 2017.  RSJ became an official sponsor of SFVBA in January of 2016, and it has proven a mutually beneficial arrangement, with educational seminars and special events planned throughout the year for the association’s robust attorney network.  Both organizations look forward to another year of growth and success as they continue to positively affect the legal and professional communities together.

“We have found great benefit to our association with the SFVBA and their great leadership,” said Tony A. Rose, founding partner, RSJ. “The great give and take of ideas of our mutual disciplines creates huge benefits to ourselves and our clients. Our ability to see landscapes from their perspective makes us better accountants.”

Kira Masteller, SFVBA president had this to say about the partnership, “The San Fernando Valley Bar Association has attracted many new members and President’s Circle Firms this year.  We are pleased to welcome back our renewing Sponsor, Rose, Snyder Jacobs, LLP,  who are celebrating 40 years of excellent accounting services for our Bar Members and the business community.  Partnering with such reputable Firms and Sponsors keeps our Bar Members in ‘the know’ as they attend MCLE events, networking events, and our annual Judges Night and Autumn Gala.  Members attending events get to know each other and our Sponsors, and in turn become important resources to their  clients and colleagues because of their ability to make qualified professional referrals.”

For more information about the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, please click here.

Valley Lawyer Magazine, the monthly publication produced by the SFVBA, recently published an article by RSJ Founding Partner, Tony A. Rose, on the topic of estate planning.

Read Tony Rose’s article in the September issue of Valley Lawyer Magazine

About Rose, Snyder & Jacobs:

Rose, Snyder & Jacobs LLP (RSJ) is a Certified Public Accounting firm founded in 1976 and located in Encino, California. RSJ is dedicated to serving a diverse client group including closely held companies, high net worth multi-generational families, non-profit organizations, and public companies.  RSJ serves clients across many industries, in both domestic and international capacities. www.rsjcpa.com

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Contact:
Clara Mayer
Rose, Snyder & Jacobs, LLP
818-461-0600
cmayer@rsjcpa.com

Article Featured in the September Issue of Valley Lawyer

We are thrilled to share this article by Founding Partner, Tony A. Rose, which is featured in this month’s issue of Valley Lawyer. Valley Lawyer is published 12 times a year by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association as a benefit for SFVBA membership. The magazine is designed to inform and engage SFVBA members and the legal community-at-large.

Read “Why Clients Stall and What Estate Planning Attorneys Can Do About it” now!

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Rose, Snyder & Jacobs Proudly Announces the Promotion of Outstanding Employees

The partners at Rose, Snyder & Jacobs LLP are extremely pleased to announce this year’s list of employees who have been promoted within the firm.

DAVID CHUNG, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Audit & Assurance Department. David has been with RSJ for 2 years. He previously worked for Mr. Chow Restaurant Group in Beverly Hills. He attended USC where he received a B. S. in Accounting.

TIFFANY GONZALEZ has been promoted to Senior in the Audit & Assurance Department. Tiffany has been with RSJ for 2 years. She graduated from LMU in 2014 with a B.S. in Accounting. Before joining RSJ she worked for Woodward Group in the Accounting Department.

JESS BROWN, MBA, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Tax Department. Jess joined RSJ in November 2013 after a career in both public and private accounting and finance. He attended New York University where he received a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA in Finance at the Stern School of Business.

LINDSAY ROSS, CPA has been promoted to Manager in the Tax Department. After a varied career throughout the country with Grant Thornton LP, she joined RSJ in January 2014. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Accounting.

ANNA BAGARIAN, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the Tax Department. Anna started with RSJ in January 2015. She graduated from CSUN with a degree in Finance and Real Estate. Previously, she worked with Holthouse, Carlin and Van Tright.

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding individuals on their accomplishments thus far, and acknowledge the challenges they have in leading us forward.

For more about career opportunities with Rose, Snyder & Jacobs, please visit us here.

When “Doing the Right Thing” Becomes Inconvenient

What do you do when your core values go against the grain of ethics?

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Here’s an example: Imagine that your mother calls. You chat for a while, and then your mother asks to speak to your spouse. You know that these conversations never go well. They end with your spouse venting in frustration about your mother’s antics.

“Tell her I’m not here,” your spouse whispers.

You value your spouse. You certainly value peace and harmony.

But the ethics of it require you to lie. You are challenged to either violate your own values or violate the code of ethics.

Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos found themselves in a values-versus-ethics situation when they removed and disposed of a backpack from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was the suspected Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed during the search for the perpetrators. His roommates were later sent to jail for destroying evidence in Tsarnaev’s backpack.

They certainly mistook the value of friendship as more important than the ethics of honesty and reality. At the time, though, they probably thought they were doing the right thing.

Their situation is obviously more severe than the hypothetical mother-versus-spouse situation I asked you to consider …

But does the severity of an ethical violation matter? Is it okay to abandon ethics when we are talking about little things, so long as you stay ethical when it truly counts?

I argue that the little things define you. If you are willing to abandon your ethics when the consequences are minor, imagine what you will do when the consequences are major!

This is a common theme in my work as a CPA. Accountants value their clients. They want to serve them well. And every day, accountants are given an opportunity to cheat a little here and a little there.

But cheating a little bit is a slippery slope. It makes cheating easier and easier, until one day, cheating becomes the norm. What do these folks do when they are presented with a major ethical decision, one that could either result in a major boom or a major consequence?

Why they cheat, of course!

Your ethics are a code by which you decide to live. They define what type of person you are. If you decide that you are going to be honest, except when it is inconvenient to do so, you have decided that you are comfortable being a dishonest person.

A true test of your commitment to living an ethical life is when you behave ethically when it is inconvenient to do so.

What do you think? Is it this black-and-white, or is there some gray area here?

Jake Jacobs Featured in San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s “Power Accountants” Issue (May 30, 2016)

Jake Jacobs, featured "Power Accountant" in San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Jake Jacobs, featured “Power Accountant” in San Fernando Valley Business Journal

We are thrilled to share this special issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal featuring the Valley’s “Power Accountants” including our own Founding Partner, Jake Jacobs.