Wilfredo Fernandez, CPA
Wilfredo Fernandez is an accounting and tax partner with over 30 years of experience providing strategic auditing, accounting, tax, and consulting services. He specializes in serving clients in the auto dealership industry, as well as manufacturers and distributors of auto parts, medical devices, and food products. He also advises high net worth individuals.
Will served at a national CPA firm and a New Jersey-based firm before joining Citrin Cooperman in 2003.
With deep expertise in auto dealerships, Will works closely with clients on dealership acquisitions, negotiations, and manufacturing documentation, including projections and forecasts. He also develops strategies for year-end and ongoing tax issues, as well as automotive tax compliance and implications with regards to mergers and acquisitions.
Clients also benefit from Will’s expertise in minimizing tax impacts, assisting with cost segregation studies, depreciation, and utilizing domestic production activity credits.
For high net worth individuals, Will advises on a range of matters such as year-end tax planning, estate planning, and state residency issues.
Presentations and Publications
Will has appeared in various automotive and trade magazines as an expert resource. As a speaker, he has presented on topics such as selecting the best structure for new entities at industry-related events. He also serves as an instructor for Citrin Cooperman University’s internal learning program.
Will is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for both St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and the Morristown Beard School. He has also chaired the boards for St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital and the United Way of Passaic County.
Education & Licenses
Will graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pace University with B.B.A. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of New Jersey and New York.
Jul 27, 2016
Citrin Cooperman: Focusing on what counts to grow its practices more
Jun 23, 2015
Citrin Cooperman wins CPA Firm of the Year Award and Partner Wilfredo Fernandez is honored as a finalist for the CPA Industry Practice Award. more
Feb 28, 2012
Partner Will Fernandez Participates in 20th Annual Rockland Road Runners' 5 Mile Turkey Trot more
Dec 16, 2010
Partner Will Fernandez Presenting "Income Taxes for Priests" Seminar more