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Paul Becht, CPA - Partner

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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.

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