Professional Standards for Accounting and Financial Reporting
Carl is a certified public accountant and has been a member of Ellin & Tucker’s audit, accounting, and consulting department since 1998. With more than 30 years of experience in the audit and accounting profession on a global scale, Carl has held a significant role in many of the firm’s national and international client engagements.
Additionally, Carl is the firm’s director in charge of professional standards, an advisory role that ensures all aspects of client accounting, regardless of the complexity, are conducted with the highest level of service and that all statements and findings are properly and accurately reported. His wealth of accounting industry knowledge, coupled with his executive experience in the nation’s top accounting associations, makes him the perfect fit for this position at Ellin & Tucker. He has demonstrated a proven ability to not only secure the trust and confidence of the firm’s most influential clients but also establish a reporting standard level of excellence that all professionals, regardless of age or experience, have come to respect and admire.
Carl is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF), making Ellin & Tucker the only regional audit firm with a member on the EITF. His insight and expertise from EITF allow Ellin & Tucker to achieve a unique level of audit and accounting excellence that many accounting firms struggle to achieve. Carl’s inside knowledge of accounting standard trends and foreseeable industry changes and challenges provide the firm’s professionals with the expertise needed to manage all types of engagements and provide clients with the best possible service and advice.
Throughout his career, Carl’s dedication to the advancement and development of the accounting profession has led him to serve in an executive or advisory capacity on the boards and committees of numerous accounting-related associations, such as Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and Financial Executives International (FEI). He has contributed most of his time to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) where he was an active participant on the following committees:
- Accounting Standards Executive Committee, Vice Chair
- Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center Executive Committee, Member
- National Advanced Accounting & Auditing Symposium Steering Committee, Member
- SEC Regulations Committee, Member
- Technical Issues Committee, Member
An experienced public speaker and author of numerous articles, Carl can speak with a refined panache on a wide range of audit and accounting topics. He has written about everything from corporate governance and employee benefit plan fiduciary issues to advice for private companies navigating troubled financial waters. His work on these subjects has been featured in both the Washington and Baltimore Business Journal, as well as Financial Executive Magazine. Carl has also instructed numerous courses various organizations.
Carl holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from City College of New York and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
- Top CPA in Maryland, Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine, 2010 and 2011
PUBLISHED THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Follow the links below to read Carl’s most recent contributions to nationally-recognized trade publications:
- Employee Benefit Plan Audits: The Focus of DOL’s Review
- How Businesses Can Build Better Lender Relationships
- Avoid Common Pitfalls when Acquiring a Business
- FASB’s Changes for Classifying and Measuring Financial Instruments Significantly Affect Financial Reporting
- FASB Makes Significant Changes to Employee Benefit Plan Financial Statements
- FASB Eliminates Requirement to Categorize Certain Investments in the Fair Value Hierarch
- New Requirements for Plan Sponsors of Defined Benefit Pension Plans
- Private Companies Can Recognize Fewer Intangible Assets Acquired In A Business Combination
- New Guidance for Going Concern Evaluation May Result in More Going Concern Emphasis in Auditor’s Reports
- Plan Sponsors Have Increased Responsibilities For Retirement plan Audits