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Paul Becht, CPA - Partner
Paul’s practice is focused on overseeing audits and reviews of companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, manufacturing and distribution, the service industry and debt collection. He is also skilled at auditing employee benefit plans. Paul also assists clients in performing due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and collateral reviews for financial institutions. He offers guidance on accounting policies and procedures to improve operations and strengthen internal controls and has also done work advising clients on the accounting and reporting aspects of stock-based compensation plans.
Paul is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is regularly quoted as an expert source for leading business and trade publications. Throughout his career he has also been active in staff training and mentoring.
Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oswego State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs, for which he is Vice President of the Board of Directors, the Risk Management Association, for which he has been Director-Long Island Chapter since November 2015 and currently serves as Treasurer, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Over the years, he has actively participated in and held leadership positions with several charitable organizations. Paul lives in Glen Cove, New York with his wife Kelly and their two children.
- Financing Options for Middle-Market Businesses
- Evaluating Portfolio Company Compliance with New FASB Lease Rule
- New accounting standard to change how leased real estate reported on financial statements
- Federal Tax Reform and Deregulation Top NYC Real Estate Industry Concerns
- Ambitious Rail Expansion Planned to Ease Long Island Rail Road Congestion
October 9, 2018Employee stock ownership plans – are they for your business?
The federal Main Street Employee Ownership Act, which was signed into law in August, makes it easier for private businesses to transition to an employee-owned business.MWE Partner Paul Becht talks to Newsday about the new law, benefits of instituting an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), and how to finance one.
May 16, 2018Get ready for the new lease standard
Updated article: August 2018: Evaluating Portfolio Company Compliance with New FASB Lease Rule A new accounting rule for reporting leases goes into effect in 2019 for public companies.Although private companies have been granted a one-year reprieve, no business should wait until the last minute to start the implementation process.
April 24, 2018Navigating the New Tax Law: When to Act and When to Hold Off
The new tax law overhauls the U.S.tax code in a scale and proportion not seen in more than 30 years.
November 15, 2017MWE Hosts “Creative Real Estate Acquisitions Strategies” Roundtable
Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP hosted a roundtable with panelists Michael Shah, Founder & CEO of Delshah Capital, Sidhartha Singh, Founder of Briar Meads Capital and Jeff Young, Managing Director of WM Capital Partners on November 2th, 2017.Rich Bockmann, Reporter from The Real Deal, moderated.
October 2, 2017Podcast: Lease accounting implications for commercial real estate
MWE real estate partner Paul Becht, CPA, was interviewed about lease accounting standards by Mike Cohn, Editor-in-chief of Accounting Today, for their podcast.Paul discusses FASB’s new leasing standard and how it will affect the real estate industry and other sectors. Find the audio below.