PKF O’Connor Davies Hires James Cassidy to Serve as Tax Director

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Industry expert specializing in tax services for athletes, entertainers, attorneys, executives, and film makers will join Firm’s New York City office

“I work hard every day to make sure my clients have the best possible tax strategies with no surprises or unexpected issues along the way,” Cassidy said. “It’s a pleasure to join an organization that shares that commitment to client service and finding specialized solutions to their needs.”

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms, announced today it has hired James (JJ) Cassidy to serve as Tax Director in the Firm’s New York City office. This strategic hire deepens the Firm’s industry-leading expertise in a wide range of tax planning and compliance service areas.

“JJ has a proven track record of providing exceptional tax planning advice and services to high-profile clients and organizations, and we couldn’t be happier to bring him on board,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “His 20-plus years in the industry and his experience as an attorney will be extremely valuable in our ongoing efforts to expand our services in key areas.”

Cassidy has a diverse tax background with considerable experience serving small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individual clients. A significant part of his career has been spent working with clients, including athletes, entertainers, attorneys, executives, and documentary film makers. As an attorney, Cassidy also represents clients in tax controversies and tax debt settlements as well as in tax audits before various taxing authorities.

“I work hard every day to make sure my clients have the best possible tax strategies with no surprises or unexpected issues along the way,” Cassidy said. “It’s a pleasure to join an organization that shares that commitment to client service and finding specialized solutions to their needs.”

Cassidy is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Bar Association. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Hofstra University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law.

PKF O’Connor Davies has 11 offices in five states as it continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions on the East Coast. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with tactical external hires.

About PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service certified public accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, 11 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island and more than 800 professionals led by over 100 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services.

PKF O’Connor Davies is a top-ranked firm according to Accounting Today’s 2019 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” In 2019, PKF O'Connor Davies was named one of Vault's Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America and ranked among the top 50 most prestigious accounting firms in America in a complementary Vault survey. The Firm is the 12th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2018 rankings.

PKF O’Connor Davies is enrolled in the AICPA Peer Review Program and has central memberships in the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

By consistently delivering proactive, thorough and efficient service, PKF O'Connor Davies has built long-lasting, valuable relationships with its clients. Partners are closely involved in the day-to-day management of engagements, ensuring a high degree of client service and cost effectiveness. The Firm’s seasoned professional staff members employ a team approach to all engagements to provide clients with the utmost quality and timely services aimed at helping them succeed. Continuity of staffing and attention to detail in all client engagements make the Firm stand out among its competitors.

PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative of the international association of PKF member firms. PKF International is a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting, tax, and business advisory services in over 400 locations in 150 countries around the world. With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, PKF O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment. For more information, visit http://www.PKFOD.com.

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