Seth Marin, partner with Friedman LLP, was selected for the Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Accounting issue. Congratulations, Seth! Read the full article below.
Seth Marin is a partner at Friedman LLP and a member of the firm’s real estate group. Marin advises on complex accounting, auditing, compliance and business consulting matters for clients in an array of industries including commercial and residential real estate, real estate development, hospitality and service organizations, as well as advertising, engineering and professional services.
Marin has over 13 years of industry experience. He works with clients to enhance due diligence relating to complex financing and acquisition transactions. He actively plans, supervises and reviews complex audit engagements and advises clients on effective internal control environments and accounting system improvements.
“At Friedman LLP we take disaster preparedness very seriously, Marin said
In light of events like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, it’s especially important to have a firm wide understanding of the impact events like this can have on a business and its people. At Friedman, we understand the importance of creating contingency plans for communication, technology and office accessibility to ensure a business’s overall preparedness following a disaster. During the time following Superstorm Sandy, the contingency plans we had in place allowed our business to continue to operate as seamlessly as possible. We strongly feel that communication is key, as our employees and clients are our most valuable assets.
After the storm, we were able to implement our emergency communications plan to keep our employees and clients in the know, Marin said. Our plan includes measures such as an emergency hotline, business and personal email communication and text message alerts. In addition, technology functionality is critical. Our secure offsite data backup replicates all data on a daily basis. This allowed employees to access data remotely as long as they had power and internet accessibility. Through our careful contingency planning, our employees and clients stayed informed, our data and information was protected and accessible, and our employees were able to work-from-home or from alternate locations. For professional service firms like Friedman, it’s crucial to have contingency plans in place, and to update them on a regular basis.”
Serving as a mentor to professional staff and teaching several in-house courses, Marin is dedicated to empowering the technical skills and professional development of Friedman’s younger generation. He is affiliated with a number of industry associations including the Long Island Real Estate Group, Risk Management Association Young Professionals and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also the Long Island Chair of the Friedman Employee Volunteer Committee.
Marin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Binghamton University. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York. Outside of the office, Marin is a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and March of Dimes.
Headquartered in Manhattan and founded in 1924, Friedman LLP has been serving the accounting, tax and business consulting needs of public and private companies for over 90 years. With locations throughout New Jersey, and in Long Island, Philadelphia, and Beijing, Friedman’s industry-focused practice features concentrated areas of expertise and understanding of the economic environment.
Friedman is an independent member firm of DFK International, an association providing global resources for accounting firms.