WEC Announces Promotion of John M. Waters and Mudi Zhang to Shareholder


Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. Announces Promotion of
John M. Waters and Mudi Zhang to Shareholder

Norfolk, Va. (December 22, 2023)
– Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. (WEC), a prominent Norfolk-based CPAmerica member firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of John M. Waters, CPA, MSA, and Mudi Zhang, CPA, MBT, to Shareholder effective January 1st, 2024. Angela Kerns, CPA, HCCP, leads the firm as Managing Shareholder.

John M. Waters joined the firm in 2009, bringing more than 15 years of expertise as a CPA and auditor to his new role as Shareholder at Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. (WEC). John utilizes his background as a CPA and auditor to be a trusted advisor and relationship builder for his clients. His leadership extends to e:countable, a division of WEC that provides outsourced client accounting and advisory services. John serves clients in the attest and outsourced accounting space with a concentrated focus on not-for-profits, multi-family real estate, professional services, and other closely held businesses. His professional achievements have been acknowledged through various awards, including Virginia Business’ “Super CPA" and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (VSCPA) “Top 5 Under 35".

Outside of work, John volunteers his time with the VSCPA to drive change in the CPA profession and expand the accounting pipeline. John graduated from Old Dominion University with an undergraduate and master’s degree and enjoys cheering on the Monarchs.

Mudi Zhang, a talented tax advisor, joined WEC in 2015 and has rapidly ascended to her new role as Shareholder. With over 12 years of experience, Mudi has emerged as a trusted tax expert, specializing in business mergers and acquisitions, multi-state tax issues, and family wealth preservation. Her dedication to client relationships, coupled with her ability to navigate intricate tax structures and agreements, has positioned her as a pivotal resource for families and privately held businesses. Mudi is also the first remote employee to be promoted to Shareholder, signifying a major milestone for the organization's remote workforce. Mudi's fluency in Mandarin Chinese further enhances the firm's capability to serve a diverse clientele.

Outside of work, Mudi enjoys taking her beloved German Shepherd out for hikes with her husband.  She also enjoys reading, sketching, and exploring new restaurants during her free time.  Mudi graduated from the University of Southern California with both an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and master’s in Business Taxation.

"We are thrilled to announce the promotions of John and Mudi to Shareholder," said Kerns. "Their exceptional skills, dedication to client service, and commitment to excellence align perfectly with our firm's values. Their promotions reflect our commitment to recognizing and nurturing top talent within our organization."

John and Mudi's active involvement in professional affiliations, speaking engagements, and community initiatives further demonstrates their commitment to the industry and the community they serve.

As new Shareholders, John and Mudi will continue contributing their extensive expertise and leadership skills to propel Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. towards further growth and success.

About Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.

Locally based and globally connected, WEC has spent over three decades perfecting the craft of financial advisory and accounting. Established in 1989 by Alvin A. Wall, Martin A. Einhorn, and Jeffrey S. Chernitzer, the firm is known for its forward-thinking culture and highly specialized advisors in a range of industries. The firm’s philosophy is people-first, highlighting not only the importance of relationships with clients and colleagues, but also the values that make those relationships possible. The WEC team believes that the most successful and lasting relationships are built with confidence, cultivated through collaboration, and sustained with commitment.

The WEC team of CPAs and advisors provides a broad range of assurance, tax, and advisory services and solutions that are strategically customized to fit their clients’ unique and individual needs. These services include estate planning, entrepreneurial services and exit planning, restructuring and turnaround, business valuation, forensic accounting and litigation support, virtual office services, and family office services. The expertise of their team spans a range of business sectors, with specialized industry niches including real estate, manufacturing & wholesale distribution, retail & franchise, construction, government contracting, not-for-profit, hospitality, and technology. WEC clients vary in size and location, as well as in product and service offerings, ranging from sole proprietorships to multimillion-dollar enterprises.

The firm takes pride in being the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including, Forbes’ “America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms,” Virginia Business’  “Best Places to Work in Virginia,” Accounting Today’s  “Best Accounting Firms to Work For,” Inside Business’  “Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads,” and INSIDE Public Accounting’s  “Best of the Best.”          


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