Seven recognized led by Wilson, Cha and Shiao

Gumbiner Savett Inc. congratulates the newly promoted staff members as of July 2020. The firm promoted Tara Wilson to Tax Principal, Vivian Cha to Tax Senior Manager, Kimberlie Shiao to Audit & Accounting Senior Manager, Suresh Narayanamoorthy to Tax Manager, Kathryn Hoppers to Tax Senior, and Yvette Zhu and Megan Jiang to Audit & Accounting Seniors.

“I am so proud of our current tax group and the four talented individuals who have been promoted.” said Valerie Colin, Tax Department leader. “Tara and Vivian have shown to be rising stars in the department and are excellent supervisors. They are both proactive and committed to providing stellar client service. Suresh and Kathy are both well regarded by staff and clients.”

Wilson has more than 12 years of public accounting and taxation experience, with expertise in partnership taxation and real estate investments. Tara works with clients in the non-profit, real estate, restaurant, professional service, retail, and manufacturing industries. A graduate of Georgia State University, she received her Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and currently serves on the Executive Board of Fostering Media Connections, a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families through incisive, ground-breaking journalism.

Cha currently provides a full range of tax services working primarily with closely held businesses. Vivian’s areas of expertise also include state and local taxation, partnership income tax compliance, nonprofit tax compliance and income tax planning. She has a Bachelor of Management in Business Administration and Economics, from Kyungwon University, S. Korea and a Master of Business Taxation from University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Narayanamoorthy has been with the firm for three years. He graduated from Madurai Kamaraj University with a Bachelor of Commerce and obtained his MS in Taxation from Cal State Fullerton.

Hoppers has a BS in Accountancy from California State University, Northridge. She has been with Gumbiner Savett for approximately 3 years.

“Kimberlie, Megan and Yvette are all knowledgeable auditors,” said Jon Shoemaker, Audit & Accounting Leader. “Kimberlie has made strong contributions to the department as a manager, all while managing several large and important firm clients. All three professionals are invaluable to our department and I’m confident they will be major contributors to its growth.”

Shiao specializes in work for the SEC practice, where she provides audit and financial reporting services for SEC registered and privately held entities. A graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Business Economics, Kimberlie has more than seven years of experience in the audit and assurance field.

Zhu has been with the firm almost one and a half years and has a BBA in Accounting from Shanghai Business School and an MS in Accounting from Hofstra University.

Jiang received her Bachelor of Economics, International Business from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and her MS in Corporate Finance from The University of Arizona. She has been working at Gumbiner Savett for about one and a half years.


About Gumbiner Savett Inc. (

Celebrating its 70th year in business, Gumbiner Savett Inc. is a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Its purpose is to enrich clients’ lives by facilitating the achievement of their financial objectives and providing career fulfillment for its employees. Gumbiner Savett — an independent member firm of BKR International — is dedicated to being a preeminent assurance, tax, and business advisory firm for growth-oriented businesses, middle-market enterprises, and high-net-worth individuals in Southern California. In addition to traditional private and public company accounting and tax services, the firm specializes in general business consulting, estate and trust planning, fraud examination studies, business services and bookkeeping and litigation support.