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Withum Names Seven New Partners!

Withum is proud to announce the seven team members advancing to Partner at the Firm: Joseph Cover, CPA, Chanda Horne, CPA, Tara Nicholson, CPA, Jessica Offer, CPA, Chan Patel, CPA, MST, Fatema Raza, CPA and Anurag Sharma, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, MBA. Effective July 1, 2021, they will join Withum’s corporate leadership team, based in various offices across the United States.

“We are very proud to celebrate these individuals that are joining the Firm’s partner team. These exceptional people have spent years going above and beyond to deliver world-class client service and serve as trustworthy, dependable and innovative leaders within the Firm and their communities. They encapsulate the Withum Way by embracing the family spirit and striving toward progress with strategic visions for growth. We are confident that our new partners will continue to carry out our purpose of being a catalyst for growth and success of our clients, team members and communities.”

Bill Hagaman

Managing Partner and CEO, Withum

About the 2021 New Partners

Anurag Sharma is a leader of Withum’s Cybersecurity and System and Organization Controls (SOC) Practices. With nearly 20 years of experience, Anurag has worked with clients in the government, healthcare and technology industries, specializing in cybersecurity assessments, SOC suite of services and corporate governance.

Chanda Horne is a leader in Withum’s Sports and Entertainment Industry practice, focusing on Southeast US markets. She has over 20 years of experience specializing in tax compliance and providing business management services to high net worth individuals, such as professional athletes and entertainers.

Chandrakant Patel is a member of Withum’s Tax Team, specializing in tax planning and compliance services for private multi-state and consolidated corporations, multi-state partnerships and S-Corporations. With nearly 15 years in the public accounting industry, he has additional experience working with high-net-worth individuals and families on tax planning and wealth management strategies.

Fatema Raza is a member of Withum’s Financial Services Team, providing assurance services to clients in the public and private sectors. She advises clients on audit processes, internal control assessments and implementation and maintenance of accounting procedures. With over 11 years of experience, Fatema specializes in hedge funds, fund of funds, alternative investments and broker-dealers.

Jessica Offer is a member of Withum’s Technology and Emerging Growth Team, specializing in attest services, transaction advisory services and special consulting projects. With over 12 years in the industry, Jessica has extensive experience advising companies on complex accounting and financial reporting matters, including advising on audit readiness, revenue recognition standards, business combinations, and complex debt and equity transactions.

Joseph Cover leads Withum’s Not-for-Profit practice in Irvine, CA, and supports the professional services niche. With 15 years in the industry, Joe has extensive experience working with employee-owned companies (ESOPs), as well as law firms and staffing agencies.

Tara Nicholson supports Withum’s tax services, offering income tax accounting, tax compliance and examinations and tax advisory. Having served both private and public companies over her 15 years in the field, Tara specializes in advising clients from start-up stages to billion-dollar, mature corporations.

The seven new partners join the dynamic, diverse corporate leadership team at Withum, making a total of 157 partners. Established in 1974, Withum is a national top-ranking public accounting firm providing advisory, tax and audit services to businesses and individuals on a local-to-global scale. Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, additional offices are located in major financial centers, including New York City, NY; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; and Irvine, CA. Withum is an independent member of HLB, the global advisory and accounting network. Visit for more information. 

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