CPA Society Recognizes Granby Resident

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CPA society recognizes Granby resident

The Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) has announced its 2014 New and Young Professionals to Watch, a select group of three people, aged 35 and younger, who have set themselves apart as emerging leaders in the accounting profession. Following a call for nominations in the fall, a panel of accounting professionals selected these go-getters based on professional or workplace contributions, community service, and CTCPA involvement. Named were: Evan Kalish of Granby, a Tax Senior with Saslow Lufkin and Buggy in Simsbury, J. Tobias Freeman of New Britain, and Katherine McNair from Colchester.  

Since becoming a tax senior at Saslow Lufkin and Buggy, Kalish has helped train new staff and interns and is the go-to person for younger tax staff. He frequently represents the firm at area business and networking events through organizations like Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, MetroHartford Alliance, and Network After Work.

A member of the CTCPA New Young Professionals Cabinet, Kalish regularly gathers the Saslow Lufkin and Buggy audit and tax staff to attend new and young professional events like Trivia Night and New Britain Rock Cats games. (In fact, he even worked the registration table at the Mingling and Merriment holiday party where he later received his New and Young Professionals to Watch award!)

Kalish has logged several hours reaching out to students on behalf of the CTCPA, this year as a panelist at the High School CPA Careers Conference at UConn and an instructor for elementary school students as part of “JA in a Day.” Kalish is the co-founder of The Society Against Child Abuse, an organization started in 2004. Though he stepped down from his leadership role a couple months ago, he helped to run many campaigns and fundraisers over the past 10 years. The Society has roughly 3.7 million members and has raised more than $100,000 in donations. Kalish also participates in community service initiatives at his firm including “jeans week” for charity and an ongoing food donation program for a local food bank.

“Evan’s high energy and motivated attitude are contagious,” said Saslow Lufkin and Buggy Human Resource and Firm Manager Jennifer McMahon. “He always has a smile on his face and a positive outlook that can brighten an intern’s day or remind a weary manager why he or she chose this career.”