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Sax LLP’s Melissa L. O’Shea Named to list of 40 Under 40 Outstanding Women in Construction by Professional Women in Construction

Parsippany, NJ Headquarters, December 7, 2020 – Top 100 accounting, tax and advisory firm, Sax LLP, is proud to announce the inclusion of their Partner, Melissa (Missy) O’Shea, CPA to the list of 40 Under 40 Outstanding Women in Construction by Professional Women in Construction (PWC).


The national organization had a record number of nominations this year.  The 2020 list brings the organization together during a year of uncertainty and challenges, to recognize the outstanding women who have shown commitment to the architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry across all PWC Chapters: Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.


Historically, the organization recognizes 20 women under 40, and only from the founding Chapter, New York. This year, in conjunction with their 40th Anniversary, National invited all PWC Chapters to submit nominations and increased the number of honorees from 20 to 40. Honorees were chosen by a Selection Committee, which included representation from each chapter.


Missy is a Partner at Sax and vital member of the firm’s Construction Practice.  Her areas of expertise include accounting and audit engagements, bonding and bank consulting, accounting software, cash flow and profitability improvement, tax strategies and planning.  Within the firm, Missy is a member of the Leadership Advisory Committee and A&A Quality Control Committee.  She speaks frequently at external/internal events and writes content on topics related to the Construction industry.  Missy is the current President of the Surety Association of NJ and was also named a Top 30 under 30 by the NJ Society of CPAs.


“I am honored to be recognized by an esteemed organization such as PWC that has made great strides to support, advance and connect women and promote diversity in the industry I serve,” said Missy. “To be ranked among so many of my prominent peers in this way is an accomplishment I am truly proud of as it validates my efforts to serve my clients and the industry to the best of my ability, and to meet the high standards of excellence that Sax stands for.  I thank the PWC for this acknowledgement.”


“On behalf of Sax, we’d like to congratulate Missy on this prestigious award. This recognition by PWC reinforces what we at Sax already know – Missy is an exemplary advisor with technical expertise that is respected by clients and colleagues alike,”  said Ermal Luzaj, Partner-in-Charge of Sax’s Construction Practice.  “She has been invaluable to the growth and success of Sax’s Construction Practice and we look forward to witnessing her continued contributions to the firm and the industry.”


The 40 Under 40 recipients will be honored during the PWC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The virtual celebration will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and is a black-tie event. Aside from the awards portion, the event will also include networking, a program and entertainment such as a photo booth and mixologist.

About Sax LLP

Founded in 1956, Sax LLP is a multi-disciplinary, forward-thinking accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of privately held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals for over 60 years.  With offices in Parsippany, NJ, Pennington, NJ and New York City, NY, Sax has the industry expertise to serve clients in our largest vertical markets, including but not limited to: Real Estate, Construction, Manufacturing & Distribution, Healthcare, and Not-for-Profit.  In addition, Sax provides additional value to clients with services like Wealth Management, Cybersecurity and Managed IT, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, Transaction Advisory, HR Consulting, Valuation, Forensic & Litigation.  Sax has been ranked among the Top Accounting Firms by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), Accounting Today and NJBIZ. 

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About Professional Women in Construction

Professional Women in Construction (PWC) is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that seeks to support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, (AEC) and related industries. Membership is open to professional women and men, private companies and public agencies in construction and allied industries.

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