• Accounting, Consulting & Audit Services
    for Non-Profits, Government Agencies
    & Corporations

Meet Our Team

Susan Rich

Susan Rich, MBA, CPA

Managing Director

Susan brings a combination of management experience and fiscal expertise to her work at LIFMS. She has held positions as CFO at many organizations including a large LI surgical group/ambulatory surgical facility, a major NYC foster care agency operating a SED/Medicaid funded school for medically frail children, and an international medical clinical research foundation. While performing public service, Susan was Treasurer for the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority (NIFA), a NYS public authority managing $2.4B in debt and overseeing Nassau Healthcare Corporation (a publicly funded safety net hospital) and Nassau County finances. Susan was previously Chief Administrative Officer at NYC’s largest senior citizen social service and advocacy organization which includes senior centers, HUD housing and senior home care services. She has also held various senior fiscal management positions with a worldwide disaster relief agency; a for-profit international travel agency and a NFP healthcare insurance company. Susan is licensed in both New York and California.

Lisa M. Kunz

Lisa M. Kunz, CPA

Manager, Audit and Attest Services

Lisa is a dedicated senior accounting professional with over 25 years of experience. Lisa has worked on teams auditing the NYSOH Healthcare Marketplace, NYS Housing and Community Renewal, SUNY Downstate and Stony Brook Hospitals. She has experience auditing cash receipts from Medicaid or Medicare. She has also worked on teams auditing New York State, DASNY, SUNY, New York City, NYSERDA and LIPA. Lisa was formerly a Senior Manager in the assurance practice of McGladrey LLP providing services to clients in the financial services industry and the not-for-profit sector. She began her career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Lisa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a cum laude graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York and holds a B.B.A. in Accountancy.

Inna Reznik

Inna Reznik, MBA, CPA

Firm EQCR, Quality Control Reviewer and Government Technical Expert

Inna Reznik is a Certified Public Accountant with over fifteen years in Public Accounting, nine of which she worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where as a senior audit and assurance manager, Inna directly supervised audits of various local governments, municipal and public authorities. Inna managed the City of New York audit with a budget of approximately $50 billion dollars, as well as five of the New York City pension plan systems, with billions of dollars in investments. Inna was also a senior audit manager for the County of Nassau, as well as various Nassau County authorities and affiliated local corporations. For the last 10 years, Inna held the position as VP of Finance for a large publicly funded college with a $200+ million dollar budget, and is currently the City Comptroller for a local government. She serves as a technical consultant on LIFMS attest engagements and for governmental clients. Inna is a current member of the AICPA and GFOA.

Heather Turk

Heather Turk, MS, CPA

Manager, Financial Advisory and Consulting Services

Heather has worked with LIFMS since 2010 and graduated from Dowling College with a B.A in Accounting. Heather also completed her Master’s Degree at SUNY, in December 2018. She has consulted with State and Local Governments in Accounting, NYC Health and Hospital Corporation, MSC healthcare clients, a number of distressed NYS local governments and a NYC agency. Heather has audited several NYS public authorities and healthcare clients including Stony Brook Hospital, Battery Park City Authority and the NYC School Construction Authority. She works with many of the firm consulting clients as the lead manager, providing high level and quality service delivery to clients in a wide variety of industries.  Heather has excellent analysis, reconciliation and computer skills.

Sidrah Kudia

Sidrah Kudia

Associate, Semi-Senior Accountant

Sidrah graduated from SUNY College at Old Westbury in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She was at the top of her class, on the Dean’s list, and worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Information Systems Department, while also tutoring other students in accounting subjects. She has consulted with State and Local Governments, the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation, Nassau County, the FDNY and NYS local distressed governments. She has also audited many government funded organizations including New York State, NY Power Authority and SUNY. She was active in the SUNY Old Westbury Accounting Society and the Muslim Student Association. Sidrah has held prior accounting positions at both a CPA and a bookkeeping firm, has QuickBooks experience and strong computer skills. Sidrah is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in forensic accounting as she prepares for licensure as a CPA. Sidrah is bilingual and speaks English, Hindi and Urdu.

Andrew Rathaus

Andrew Rathaus

Associate, Senior Accountant

Andrew graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting. He was named to the Dean’s list for academic achievement multiple semesters. Since joining LIFMS he has gained experience auditing the firms public sector clients, including a large NYS public authority, New York State, New York City, DASNY, NYSOH Healthplan Marketplace, and NYS Housing and Community Renewal, while also helping consulting clients to prepare for yearend audits. He has experience with QuickBooks, reconciliations, managing AP & AR, in a fast-paced environment. Andrew also has three years of accounting experience with an international advertising agency. He has experience with business process documentation and improvement, creating written procedures, and he seeks ways to improve processes, so that tasks are performed in the most efficient way possible. Andrew passed all four parts of the CPA exam in Fall 2023 and is in the process of completing his NYS licensing requirements.

Mariela Baez

Mariela Baez

Associate, Staff Accountant

Mariela graduated from SUNY College at Old Westbury with her BS in Accounting in May 2020 and also completed her Associates degree at Nassau Community College in 2016.  While attending college, Mariela previously worked for 5 years as an accountant for an enrolled agent, gaining significant experience with QuickBooks and working with small business clients, preparing tax returns, processing payrolls and helping clients to prepare for workers compensation audits. She has begun working on public sector client audits including the NYC School Construction Authority and is consulting with Nassau County. Mariela is planning to become a CPA, starting her Masters Degree in the Fall 2021. She is bi-lingual and fluent in Spanish.

Amy Dong

Amy Dong, MS, CPA

Associate, Senior Accountant

Amy graduated from St. John’s University in May 2014, with a Master of Science Degree in Accounting. She passed all parts of the CPA exam on her first attempt after graduation. Amy has participated on audit teams for the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, NYS Housing and Community Renewal and a large NYC agency. She enjoys meeting new people, learning new tasks, working on projects with team members and applying what she learns. Amy is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, which is the highest academic honor that a business student can achieve. With her solid accounting knowledge, Amy is always wanting to seek new challenges to expand on her skills. She has a positive attitude and wants to help clients to succeed. Amy is bilingual and speaks Chinese Mandarin.

Jada Dunn

Jada Dunn, MS

Associate, Staff Accountant

Jada graduated from SUNY College at Old Westbury in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She was on the Dean’s list for multiple semesters and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Honor Society. Jada has held Executive Board positions for two student clubs on campus, was a Resident Assistant, and the Head Orientation Leader. She has begun to audit and consult with public sector clients including New York State, Stony Brook Hospital and Nassau County. In Fall 2021, Jada completed her Masters’ Degree, prior to beginning studies for the CPA exam.

Erica Lebron

Erica Lebron

Associate, Junior Accountant

Erica joined our firm in 2022 and graduated from Liberty University in Spring 2023 with a BA in accounting. Over the past 9 years, she has accumulated experience processing payroll, accounts payable/receivable, tax preparation, and overseeing multiple client accounts. Erica has hands-on experience in how to apply accounting to actual business situations. She pays attention to detail when performing tasks to ensure efficiency and resolution of client needs. Erica has an AA degree from Suffolk Community College, and she is currently a member of both the Tau Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa National honor society which require a minimum of GPA of 3.5. Since her graduation, Erica is attending graduate school and is planning to pursue a CPA credential and prepare for her license exams.

christian canas

Christian Canas

Associate, Junior Accountant

Christian joined our firm in February 2023. He began his Master’s Degree in Taxation, at SUNY Old Westbury, in Fall 2022, which is currently in progress. While attending college, Christian interned with a public accounting firm gaining accounting software experience. During this time, he also assisted senior staff in handing large volume complex accounts, acquiring experience processing payroll, accounts payable/receivable, performing reconciliations and accurately maintaining financial records. He graduated from SUNY College at Old Westbury with his BS in Accounting in May 2022. Christian is currently working with firm clients to further develop his consulting and auditing skills. He has a positive attitude and wants to help clients to succeed.

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