New York-based CohnReznick (FY19 net revenue of $653 million) has announced that Michael Staub has joined the firm and been admitted as an assurance partner in the renewable energy practice.
Staub will focus on strategies supporting utilities and large strategic investors, both of which have become increasingly active in renewable energy.
Before joining CohnReznick, Staub was an assurance director in the power and utility practice of a Big 4 firm. In this role, he advised audit and non-audit clients on complex accounting issues including wholesale electric generation operations, business combinations and adoption of new accounting standards. He assisted clients in the application of regulatory accounting for various state and federal rate orders.
During a two-year tour in Paris, Staub evaluated Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in adoption and post-merger environments.
“Mike has a unique understanding of the power industry and we are confident that he will play an integral part in our future growth initiatives and success for many years,” says Anton Cohen, CohnReznick’s renewable energy industry practice leader. “With the pace of M&A activity picking up in the renewables sector, Mike’s expertise in this area, which includes supporting over $1.8 billion of power generation acquisitions, will be a major asset to our clients and to our firm.”