We are happy to announce the release of our newest quarterly magazine! The Hospitality Issue highlights some of the hot topics in the hospitality industry including tax credit for new employees, double-dipping, lease provisions, and HR solutions.

What You’ll Find Inside this Issue:

KROST’s Hospitality Team:

Jason MelilloJason C. Melillo, CPA, CEO
Tax, Tax Specialty Services
Jason Melillo, CPA, is the CEO of KROST. Jason is involved in all aspects of the firm’s Certified Audit and Review engagements practice. His areas of expertise range from the retail and Foodservice industries to Technology and Business Consulting. » Full Bio

Gregory Kniss CPA - Los Angeles CPAGregory A. Kniss, CPA, Chairman of the Board
Tax, Tax Specialty Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Industry
Gregory Kniss, CPA, is Chairman of the Board at KROST. Greg has been actively involved with the firm’s business consulting and Tax practice for over 37 years. Early in his career, Greg expanded and later became the Principal in charge of the firm’s Restaurant industry practice. Over the years, it became the firm’s largest industry niche. » Full Bio

Jean HaganJean Hagan, Principal
Restaurant, Hospitality
Jean has owned, operated, and consulted in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years. During that time, she worked with a well-known national chain; owned a food and beverage company that operated multiple restaurants, bars, and event spaces in the Squaw Valley area; and became the president, CEO, CFO, and shareholder of one of the highest-grossing restaurants in California. Today, Jean is Principal and leads the Restaurant Operations Consulting practice at KROST. » Full Bio

Lisa AranguaLisa Arangua, Director
Lisa Arangua is the Director of Human Resources at KROST. Lisa joined the firm in March 2016. She is a Human Resource Professional with over 20 years of progressive responsibility within organizations experiencing tremendous growth. » Full Bio

Aric WongAric Wong, CPA, MBT, Senior Manager
Tax, Hospitality
Aric is a Tax Manager in the Tax department at KROST. He has been in the public accounting profession for over 7 years. His areas of expertise include tax planning and compliance for high net-worth individuals, partnerships, and corporations. He is knowledgeable in all areas of taxation including personal, corporate, partnership, nonprofit, trust, estate, and gift taxation. » Full Bio

Derek JohnsonDerek Johnson, Manager
Restaurant, Hospitality
Derek is a Manager at KROST in our Restaurant Practice. He has over 18 years of operational and leadership experience with a variety of restaurant concepts. When Derek was a General Manager of a pan-Asian restaurant, he helped implement financial reporting including P&L analysis and financial accountability; created operational systems that drove profit and growth, which helped the business expand from two to three locations. » Full Bio

Kimberly HoangKimberly Hoang, CPA, Manager
Tax, Hospitality
Kimberly is a Tax Manager in the tax department at KROST. She has been in the public accounting profession for over 4 years. Her areas of focus include tax planning and compliance for small to medium size businesses – sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations as well as high net-worth individuals. » Full Bio

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