PKF O’Connor Davies Hires Steven J. Eller as Partner

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Recognized expert brings over 30 years of experience in public accounting, real estate, manufacturing and closely-held family business services.

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today it has hired Steven J. Eller. Eller will serve as a partner and co-head of the firm’s State and Local Tax practice specializing in preparation and fulfillment of regulations, and tax litigation. Eller will advise clients on issues related to residency, nexus and apportionment, sales and use taxes as well as payroll taxes focusing on strategic planning and compliance.

“We were immediately impressed with Steve’s experience and career-long commitment to delivering professional tax-planning and compliance support,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “He provides reassurance to clients, and his knowledge will be an asset to the Firm. We welcome him to his new leadership role on the PKF O’Connor Davies team.”

Eller has more than 30 years of experience in aiding individuals, businesses and estates and trusts with planning and compliance of federal, state and local tax regulations. In addition to being a certified public accountant (CPA) in both New York and New Jersey, Eller is a licensed attorney in the state of New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. Eller has lectured at financial organizations, conferences and educational institutions including Commerce Clearing House (CCH) and Foundation for Accounting Education.

“Throughout my career, my combined focus on tax and law has offered a planning and compliance edge for my clients, and I’ve worked to improve and reform tax law in New York State and in New York City,” Eller said. “I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned and working with the much-respected team at PKF O’Connor Davies.”

Eller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Widener University School of Law. He is a member and former chair of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) New York, Multistate and Local Tax Committee and is the current Co-chair of the legislative subcommittee. He also belongs to both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA). He is also a contributor to The Trusted Professional, the New York State Society of CPAs’ monthly publication and is frequently quoted on tax matters in several mainstream and trade publications including the New York Post, Accounting Today and the Daily Tax Report.

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 11th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2019 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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