SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Kathy Wong, Partner in BPM’s Corporate Tax Practice, has been recognized as a winner of CalCPA’s Women to Watch 2017.

CalCPA, in partnership with the AICPA and its Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, honors women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and who demonstrate outstanding leadership.

“Her positive attitude is instrumental in motivating her colleagues,” said Beth Baldwin, Chief People Officer. “Kathy’s commitment to client service excellence is unparalleled.” 

With over fifteen years of public accounting experience, Kathy has played a pivotal role in BPM’s Tax Practice, providing support and leadership in areas of domestic and international tax planning and compliance for private clients. She is an active member of the Firm’s Real Estate Industry Group, attending events, speaking, and taking on initiatives regularly.

Since joining BPM over 10 years ago, Kathy has risen within the firm due to her outstanding leadership skills and exemplary client service. This past year, Kathy was welcomed to the Firm’s partnership, an honor she received not only for her technical expertise and commitment to her clients but also for the way she represents the Firm’s principles and serves as a role model for associates.   

“Kathy continues to demonstrate her enthusiasm for developing and expanding her technical expertise as well as her ability to provide comprehensive guidance to clients and insights to everyone around her,” said Partner Inna Merzheritsky. “She has proven to be an outstanding leader at BPM and a role model to young professionals.”

As a mother of two young children, Kathy also contributes to the firm’s women initiative program to develop and retain women in the firm and serves as a role model for young women professionals in managing and balancing family and a successful career.

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About BPM
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 largest firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area, we serve emerging, mid-cap, and closely-held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad reach of industries ranging from financial services, technology, life science and consumer business to real estate, nonprofits, wine and craft beverages. Our International Tax Practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and our well-recognized SEC Practice serves approximately 35 public reporting companies. We are listed as one of the "Best Public Accounting Firms for Women," and the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal and Silicon Valley Business Journal all list BPM as one of the "Best Places to Work." Accounting Today ranks us as the number one "Best Firm to Work for" in the nation, in the Large Firm Category. Most recently, we received Inavero’s Best of Accounting Award, an honor less than one percent of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned for client service excellence. For more information, visit us at

Women to Watch Awards
CalCPA, in partnership with the AICPA and its Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, is looking for women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, or who demonstrate characteristics that enable them to become leaders in the profession. Both the nominees and winners will be featured in various publications and potentially asked to participate in local events as panel members to discuss the strategies for achieving success in the accounting profession.

Awards will be given in two categories – Experienced Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Winners will be selected by members of the Women’s Leadership Forum Planning Committee. All nominees will be invited to attend the Women’s Leadership Forum at South San Francisco Conference Center in Northern California on Friday, April 28, 2017, where the winners will be announced at the luncheon.