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Rankin Berkower

Rankin Berkower

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The Rankin Berkower Experience is one of excellence personified. Our service hallmark is a concentration of deliverables tailored to our clients’ needs, continually upgrading our existing processes and formulating additional strategies to meet the challenges of the new normal in today’s financial marketplace. As a small firm, we encourage client access to partner and manager technical skills and experience while enabling operational superiority through the use of cutting-edge technology. Engagement harmony and results exemplify our work delivered on time and on budget with reduced risk through consistent application of policies and procedures, fresh ideas and approaches to take advantage of appropriate engagement planning opportunities and increased efficiency.

A Cayman Islands Monetary Authority approved firm, Rankin Berkower (Cayman) Ltd. provides audit services under the Companies Management Law, Information and Communications Technology Authority Law, Insurance Law, Money Services Law and Mutual Funds Law, in addition to other non-regulated entities, bringing together local knowledge and a global presence. Rankin Berkower also provides liquidator services.

Philip Rankin is a Caymanian and has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry providing accounting, auditing, corporate and consulting services. Philip started his professional career with Deloitte & Touche and remained with that firm for over twelve years. During his tenure with Deloitte, he was a manager in their audit and assurance division assisting an array of clients including major banks, trusts, captive insurance, mutual and hedge funds and private investment companies.

Philip holds a BSC degree in Accounting from Barry University, as well as a Certified Public Accountant Certificate from the AICPA. As a corporate service provider, Philip has experience in the formation of Cayman Companies (ordinary and exempt); provision of registered offices; corporate secretary; directorships and all other corporate duties. He has also provided consultancy and financial advisory services and acted as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to various corporations.

In addition, Philip is a founder and Managing Partner of Rankin & Co. (Certified Public Accountants and Consultants); Co-Founder and Managing Partner/Director of Rankin Berkower (Cayman) Ltd.; an approved audit firm regulated by the Cayman Island Monetary Authority that currently provides audit services to numerous investment funds and other investment companies.

In past years, Philip was an avid Associate Professor of Accounting, lecturing at the International College of the Cayman Islands for over six years where he had the distinct pleasure of witnessing several of his students become Certified Public Accountants and go on to enjoy lucrative careers in the Financial Industry. He currently serves as a Director and Chairman of the Financial Affairs Committee of our national airline, Cayman Airways.

Maurice Berkower, an Audit Partner at ACSB, leads the firm’s national financial services practice group. Since 1975 Maurice has been providing auditing, accounting and consulting services to investment partnerships, offshore funds, securities broker-dealers and private investment companies.

Prior to merging his practice with ACSB in 2005, Maurice was a Partner at a mid-sized accounting firm in New York City, where he headed the firm’s Financial Services practice. Maurice began his accounting career at J.H. Cohn where he was promoted to Partner.

Maurice has contributed accounting and consulting articles to The CPA Journal and various community and local newspapers and presented various educational and informational seminars and programs to other accountants, bankers, attorneys, hedge fund managers and hedge fund industry professionals.

In addition to Maurice’s serving as partner in ACSB, he is a founder and managing director of Rankin Berkower (Cayman) Ltd. and is a licensed practitioner under the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Maurice also serves on the Board of and is Vice President of the US & Canadian region of Parker Randall International, a worldwide network of independent accounting firms, of which ACSB is the United States representative.

Maurice has an MBA in Taxation from Bernard Baruch College and a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College, Maurice serves on the New York State Society Stock Brokerage Accounting and Investment Management Committees. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State and New Jersey Societies of Certified Public Accountants. Maurice also serves in leadership capacities for various non-profit and charitable organizations. He is a regular fixture at hedge fund seminars, conferences and charity events across the country and in the Cayman Islands.

Jeana Ebanks – In enacting a proactive approach to staff development and commitment to the Cayman financial services market, Jeana joined the team in 2011 as Director, bringing a wealth of experience in the hedge fund industry from previous experience as partner with McGladrey & Pullen (Cayman) and Kaufman Rossin & Co. Cayman. She obtained her CPA qualification in 1994 and her LLB (Hons) in 2010. She is a CISPA licensed practitioner, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and serves as the Chairperson of the Board for the Cayman Islands National Museum.

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Box 30349 Corporate Plaza 1st Floor 24 Howard St * Grand Cayman KY1-1202

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(345) 949 - 7818