Marisa Garcia, CPA, is a Partner with CohnReznick Advisory specializing in the media, communications, technology, and retail industries. She brings more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, auditing, risk management, and financial management and serves as a financial reporting leader and trusted advisor for her clients. Marisa provides extensive support to the Office of the CFO. This includes preparing companies for a planned IPO, implementing IFRS, providing technical advice on complex accounting topics, assisting companies in adopting the new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards, performing financial due diligence on strategic acquisitions, and assisting clients with corporate performance management.
Before joining CohnReznick, Marisa was Senior Vice President of Finance with EMI Music Publishing, North America, where she led the execution of the global financial strategy in North America. She was responsible for financial analysis focusing on profitability, efficiency of operations, and performance against budget; the delivery of financial reporting for the region, including budgets, forecasts, and cash flow projections; financial internal controls, accounting and compliance reporting and audit; and managing the technical accounting function to ensure the company remained up-to-date on IFRS and other regulatory pronouncements.
Marisa also served as an audit partner with a Big 4 accounting firm, obtaining deep experience working with publicly-held companies that report under SEC rules and regulations. Her experience included initial and subsequent public stock offerings, private stock offerings, and ongoing quarterly and annual SEC filings.
B.A., Business Administration, Public Accounting, Pace University
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, former board member