Yasmeen Kouki Joins Baker Newman Noyes as Tax Manager in Private Client Services Practice
Baker Newman Noyes (BNN) today announced that Yasmeen Kouki, CPA, MST has joined the firm as a tax manager in the private client services practice. Kouki specializes in tax compliance and planning for individuals, trusts, estates, gifting, family limited partnerships, and private foundations. In this role, she serves a wide array of clients with multi-state and international reporting interests. She is based in the Woburn, Mass. office.
“Supporting the goals of my clients is my passion, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to harness the first-rate knowledge, expertise, and resources at Baker Newman Noyes that will enable me to deliver superior results,” Kouki said. “I look forward to developing tailored tax strategies for our valued clients across New England alongside this talented team.”
With more than 10 years of experience working with high-net-worth clients, Kouki has technical expertise with a variety of specialized projects, including ISO planning, ROTH conversions, corporate and partnership tax returns, and corporate tax provisions. Prior to joining BNN, she was a director in the tax group at a Massachusetts-based financial consulting firm.
In addition to her private client tax focus, Kouki has broad experience auditing employee benefit plans and private companies; performing reviews, compilations, and agreed-upon procedures for a variety of small companies; consulting on bookkeeping for small businesses; and performing tax work for flow-through entities and nonprofit organizations.
“Our firm understands that no two clients are the same, and that strategies and solutions must be tailored to each individual’s circumstances and priorities,” said Bob Croak, Tax Principal and Partner-In-Charge of BNN’s Massachusetts offices. “Yasmeen’s approach emphasizes building the critical rapport needed to meet client needs, while also providing outstanding guidance and counsel on an array of tax planning and compliance matters.”
“Yasmeen’s exceptional skills in relationship management and experience providing effective solutions for individuals and businesses make her a terrific addition to our team,” said Jean McDevitt Bullens, Principal in BNN’s Tax Practice and Private Client Services Team Lead. “Our private client services practice consistently delivers first-class results, and Yasmeen will only further and enhance that proven success.”
Kouki earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from Salem State University, and a master’s degree in taxation, with a focus on individual and trust/gift taxation, from Northeastern University. She serves on the Essex County Estate Planning Council Board of Directors and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. She resides in Reading, Mass.