Accounting: Moss Adams appoints new Santa Rosa partner

Moss Adams LLP appointed 13 new partners, including one new partner in Santa Rosa and two in San Francisco. The new positions are effective Oct. 1.

In Santa Rosa, Shawn Jensen was admitted as partner. His appointment followed recognition of his expertise providing audit and advising services to the food-processing and manufacturing industries.

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Mr. Jensen has co-authored articles from Moss Adams about the wine industry, and was a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal Forty Under 40 award in 2012. He is a graduate of Sonoma State University.

In San Francisco, Elizabeth Dollar and Ben Mack were named partners. Ms. Dollar leads the firm's Not-for-Profit and Government practice, and Mr. Mack specializes in the health care industry.

Nine of the new partners are based in California. In a statement, Chief Executive Officer Rick Anderson noted that women now make up 24 percent of the firm's partnership.***

A new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month will make it easier for certified public accountants from outside California to do business within the state.

As of July 1, out-of-state CPAs will be able to provide services to California clients without obtaining a license or paying fees to the California Board of Accountancy.

The law, Senate Bill 1405, was sponsored by state senator Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, and followed years of lobbying by the California Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs and other professional groups.

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