Yahaira Mendez

Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP

Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory LLC

"For each client, my goal is to understand their particular tax and financial circumstances so that I can provide the best planning and compliance services. They can rely on my background and experience to do so."

Yahaira Mendez has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. She provides tax services to closely-held, middle-market companies in a wide range of industries including manufacturing and distribution and hospitality.

Yahaira specializes in tax planning and compliance for individuals, partnerships, S-Corporations and multistate consolidated tax returns. She also works closely with clients to represent them on federal and state income tax audits.

In 2016, Yahaira was named as one of the “Women of Note” by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. She was honored by the NJBIZ as one of the 2023 Leaders in Finance. She also plays an active role as the Liaison for the Cranford office in the Firm’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN).

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Vestry Member of St. Peter’s Church (New Jersey)


  • Certified Public Accountant (New Jersey)