Readers of SmartCEO Magazine Name Seven Citrin Cooperman Accounting Professionals among Philadelphia's Top Practitioners

Top Quote SmartCEO's SmartCPA Readers Choice Section Recognizes Citrin Cooperman Accountants among Leading Practitioners in Southeastern Pennsylvania. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) October 03, 2012 - Seven accounting professionals with Citrin Cooperman in Philadelphia have been named among the region's top practitioners by readers of business magazine SmartCEO. Praised for their rational, objective advise, sound ethics and careful attention to detail, Citrin Cooperman Partners Mark S. Carrow, CPA, MST; Jeffrey Gittler, CPA; Michael J. Kline, CPA, MST; James A.J. Revels, CPA, MST; and Directors Michael Bull, CPA; Matthew W. Lakofsky, CPA, CVA; and Michael Zyborowicz, CPA, were included in SmartCEO's SmartCPA Readers Choice section. The section recognizes Philadelphia-area's top accounting professionals - those trusted advisors on whom CEOs rely for everything from accounting and tax preparation to mergers and acquisitions and general business consulting.

    "Citrin Cooperman is honored to have seven of our distinguished accounting professionals named to the SmartCPA Readers Choice list," said Carrow, the managing partner of the firm's Philadelphia office. "We strive to give our clients 110 percent each and every day, providing sound advice and outstanding service to help them grow their businesses and reach their goals. We take pride in our work and appreciate this recognition from our valued clients and colleagues."

    Mark Carrow provides tax services and business consulting advice to closely held entities, executives of publicly held corporations and development-stage enterprises. He focuses on implementing tax and financial planning strategies to optimize business transactions. He works with start-up companies to provide appropriate entity structure advice, valuation expertise and finance consulting. Carrow concentrates on the financial services, franchising, hedge fund and legal industries, with particular emphasis in franchising.

    Jeffrey Gittler is a member of Citrin Cooperman's quality control group. With more than 30 years of experience, he helps ensure that the firm's work meets the highest standards. Gittler specializes in employee benefit plans and the not-for-profit industry. His areas of service include accounting, bookkeeping, audit work and employee benefit plans.

    Michael Kline is a leader within the firm's tax services group. As such, he is responsible for client service and quality control. He also advises clients on issues including ownership structure, entity decisions, multi-state tax and succession planning. With considerable experience handling corporate and individual tax issues, as well as those relating to partnerships, Kline focuses on the real estate industry and closely held entities, among other clients. He frequently represents clients before the IRS as well as state and local government agencies.

    James Revels provides comprehensive, customized and innovative planning, accounting, auditing, administration and income tax services for a wide range of clients, including early-stage corporations, private equity funds, high-net-worth individuals, family office groups, closely held entities, senior executives and employees of public and private organizations. Revels also provides expert witness opinions and testimony for law firms and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

    Michael Bull concentrates on the audit, tax and consulting needs of a variety of clientele, including private schools, not-for-profit organizations and the real estate industry. He also advises clients regarding internal control matters.

    Matthew Lakofsky focuses on partnerships and S-corporations, as well as closely held companies in the real estate, legal and financial service industries. He is a certified valuation analyst with considerable experience in performing valuations.

    Mike Zyborowicz is a director, providing general audit and business consulting services, as well as consultation on internal controls matters, financial statements preparation and benchmarking.

    About Citrin Cooperman -
    Citrin Cooperman ( is a full-service accounting firm, providing attest, assurance, tax, business advisory, valuation and forensic services. The firm's accountants and advisors have deep experience in many industries and areas including professional services, technology, manufacturing, construction, restaurants, franchising, financial services, real estate, entertainment, staffing and executive search, charter schools, nonprofits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Founded in 1979, the firm has offices in Philadelphia, midtown Manhattan, White Plains, N.Y., Springfield, N.J., and Norwalk, Conn. Additionally, the firm is affiliated with Citrin Cooperman Wealth Management, LP (, which offers clients in-depth personal financial planning, independent fee-based investment advisory services, and insurance brokerage services. Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens. Follow Citrin Cooperman on Twitter ( @ ) CitrinCooperman dot

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