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accountant , financial planner

Stuart Kessler, American accountant, financial planner. Certified Public Accountant, New York; bar: New York 1957. Recipient James Kelly Public Service award Westchester Certified Public Accountant Society, 1990; named one of 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, Accounting Today, 1994, 1996-2003, 05-08, One of America's Top Finance Advisors, Worth Magazine, 1994; named to Brooklyn Technology Hall of Fame, 1998.

Background

Kessler, Stuart was born on May 17, 1929 in Brooklyn. Son of Morris M. and Anne (Blacker) Kessler.

Education

Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1950. Master of Business Administration, City College of New York, 1953. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1957.

Master of Laws, New York University, 1962.

Career

Staff accountant Klein, Hinds, & Finke, New York City, 1952-1960. Partner Rothstein, Kessler & Company, 1960-1970. Senior tax partner Goldstein, Golub, Kessler LLP, since 1970.

Managing director American Express Tax and Business Services, 1998—2005, RSM McGladery, 2005—2009, JH COHN, since 2010. President Foundation Accounting Education, New York City, 1985.

Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant, New York. Bar: New York 1957.

Membership

Trustee Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 1974-1983. Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1951-1952. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (governing council 1982-1990, 91—, chairman council 1997-1998, board directors 1991-1999, chairman personnel finance planning division 1990-1994, chairman responsibilities in tax practice committee 1988-1990, personnel finance specialist, Gold medal 2003), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (president 1984-1985, board directors 1978-1983, Outstanding Service award 1990, Hall of Fame 2002), Brooklyn College Accountant Alumni Association (president 1964-1965), Brooklyn College Alumni Association (board directors 1962-1985, Alumnus of Year 2005, Jerome Milgram Service award), International Standardization Organization (chair committee personal finance planning since 2001), Accountants Club America (president since 2008).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, gardening, collecting headlines, travel, music.

Connections

Married Isabel Lois Knecht, August 19, 1956. Children: Jeffrey, Glenn, Bradley.

father:
Morris M. Kessler

mother:
Anne (Blacker) Kessler

spouse:
Isabel Lois Knecht

children:
Jeffrey Kessler

Glenn Kessler

Bradley Kessler