This fall, the School of Management’s Accounting Advisory Council added five successful alumni to its ranks: Timothy Aman, BS ’90, MBA ’91; Sever Hida, BS ’03; Jorge Reinoso-Zegarra, BS ’10; Matthew Silver, BS ’13, MS ’14; and Kevin Weng, BS ’02, MS ’03.
The council assists the School of Management and its Accounting and Law Department by providing external perspective and advocacy for the department’s programs and strategic priorities. Council members also generously give to the school through philanthropic initiatives and by sharing their expertise with students.
Tim Aman, CPA, is a partner in audit and assurance at BDO Australia, where he also serves as the firm’s global leader for fintech and national leader for financial services. Across his career, Aman has held both technical and client-facing roles in the U.S., Vietnam, Cambodia and Australia. Aman previously spent more than 25 years with KPMG, most recently as a partner at KPMG Sydney and as the firm’s global head of audit deployment and communications.
Sever Hida, CPA, serves as senior vice president of finance at Oasis Marinas, a premier marina management services company in Annapolis, Maryland. He brings more than 20 years of financial and accounting experience to his role, having scaled finance organizations at several high-growth companies through process development, controls restructuring and finance systems implementations across multiple industries and geographies.
Jorge Reinoso-Zegarra comes to the advisory council from right here at UB, where he serves as director of procurement and supply chain for the Faculty Student Association – Campus Dining and Shops. Among other accomplishments, Reinoso-Zegarra built the purchasing department from the ground up, implemented the department’s food management system and continues to develop and maintain strong vendor relationships.
Matt Silver, CPA, is senior manager of technical accounting at Roivant Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company in New York City. Before that, he worked in PwC’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services practice, advising clients on complex accounting issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, capital raise and other transactions. Silver started his career as a postgraduate technical assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). (We previously caught up with him about his FASB appointment in the summer 2021 issue.)
Kevin Weng, CPA, is a partner specializing in international tax at Del Sol CPA & Associates in Taipei, Taiwan. Weng, who holds master’s degrees in both accounting and economics from UB, began his career at Deloitte, first as a consultant for Deloitte U.S.’s Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice and, later, as a senior associate in Audit and Assurance Services for Deloitte China. Afterward, he shifted his focus to tax as a senior manager at Piin-Cheng CPA & Co., before joining his current firm.