PKF O’Connor Davies Promotes Jeffrey Gittler to Co-head of Cannabis Practice

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Noted Industry Expert Assumes New Leadership Role in Rapidly Expanding Group

“My work in the Firm’s Cannabis Practice has been some of the most rewarding of my career,” Gittler said.

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today that it has promoted Jeffrey Gittler to Co-head of the Firm’s Cannabis Practice. Gittler has been instrumental in the successes the group has achieved to date, and his enhanced role reflects the Firm’s ongoing commitment to serve as leaders in providing valuation, audit, accounting and tax solutions in the cannabis sector.

“Jeff has been a tremendous asset to our Cannabis Practice, and I’m excited to welcome him as Co-head of the team,” said Noam Hirschberger, current Head of the Cannabis Practice. “The cannabis and CBD industry has proven to be one of significant opportunity as well as uncertainty, and our clients have come to rely on Jeff as a voice of reason with tremendous experience and insights to share. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish with our team in the future.”

Gittler’s nearly four-decade career has focused on providing accounting and tax services with a concentration in quality control and audit services for several industries, including government services, healthcare, employee benefits, and non-profits. He has been part of the Firm’s Cannabis Group since its inception and has guided its expansion of services, which today include audits, outside accounting and CFO services, regulatory review, tax services, advisory insights for investment funds, and valuation services. The group is recognized throughout the industry for anticipating fast-advancing trends and delivering value-based insights and solutions.

“My work in the Firm’s Cannabis Practice has been some of the most rewarding of my career,” Gittler said. “In this sector, it feels like every day brings a new challenge or a new possibility. It’s an exciting space to work in, and I look forward to taking on a greater leadership role with this incredible team.”

Gittler is a leader in several professional accounting organizations and is a frequent expert lecturer on key industry topics. Recently, he was named chair of the Cannabis Industry Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs.

PKF O’Connor Davies has 12 offices in five states and 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, 12 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 2020 “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 the 2021 rankings, 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 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

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