Leonard Hecht, CPA, CGMA
Manalapan, NJ 07726
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Reputation for high level of integrity and excellent communication skills throughout all levels of the firm. Deep technical knowledge and a pragmatic approach to challenges and problem solving.
Until May 29, 2018, I was a manager in the Technical Resources Department of a major CPA firm for a period of 11 years, performing pre-issuance reviews of audit, review and compilation with (and without) disclosures engagements, and agreed upon procedures engagements. The particular industries and areas include: Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) engagements; HUD audit engagements; performance audits; audits of broker and dealers; audits of investment companies; audits of insurance companies; audits of mutual funds (10-K and 10-Q); audits, reviews and compilations of rental and commercial real estate; audits and reviews of professional services companies; ERISA audits (also 11-Ks); and not-for-profit audits and reviews.
Participating in the firms’ financial services, insurance and real estate niches. Published articles for the financial services, insurance and real estate niches.
Heavily involved in the firms’ peer review. The firm uses Knowledge Coach and previously used PPC programs when performing engagements.
Record of success that improved quality, trained and inspired staff, and helped to steer the firm direction in the assurance area in adopting leading practices and maximizing engagement efficiency.
Previously employed as a Senior Technical Manager for the AICPA Professional Ethics Division and conducted investigations of deficient commercial audits, OMB Circular A-133 (Single) audits, HUD and other federal agency audits, and ERISA audits performed by AICPA and/or state CPA society members. Presented findings and proposed remedial actions to the Committees. Acted as primary AICPA liaison with all of the Federal Agencies.
Withum Smith & Brown, PC, Princeton, NJ November, 2006 to May, 2018
American Institute of CPAs, Jersey City, NJ May, 1985 to November, 2006
Senior Technical Manager
Eisner and Lubin, CPAs, New York, NY May, 1984 to May, 1985
Loews Corporation, New York, NY July, 1982 to May, 1984
Internal Audit Supervisor
Ernst & Young, New York, NY April, 1978 to July, 1982
HJ Behrman & Co., CPAs, New York, NY January, 1975 to April, 1978
AICPA, NYSSCPA and NJSCPA
Brooklyn College, Bachelors of Science (major in accounting)
Technical Reviewer of the Wiley Advantage Audit - Non-Public Company audit guide as well as the compilation and review guides