Bob Gilbert

Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC

Partner, Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP


Bob Gilbert is a partner in Citrin Cooperman’s New Jersey office. His industry expertise allows him to recognize certain concepts and ideas through the stages of implementation and monetization.

Bob’s industry experience includes franchising, restaurants, fitness centers, hair salons, and various other retail and manufacturing enterprises. He is the Co-Leader of the firm's Restaurant & Hospitality practice, and an integral member of the firm’s franchising committee and has managed some of the larger and more complex tax and audit engagements pertaining to those industries. He works with clients on a variety of services including federal state and local tax planning, profit analysis, systems streamlining and implementation, and cash flow projections.

Bob was an accounting professional at Rose Dratch & Gilbert, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2010.



Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Johnson and Wales University (2009)

Masters of Science in Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University (2010)


Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey

Honors & Awards

New Jersey Society of CPAs “30 Under 30” (2015)

Presentations & Publications

Bob is frequently sought out as a keynote speaker to discuss tax issues in the franchising and restaurant industries. Because of his comprehensive knowledge of tax law and the regulatory environment as it pertains to restaurants and franchises, he has been featured in various mainstream media outlets, has documented white papers, and performed webinars and live keynote presentations. Some of his recent engagements include: 

  • The New Batch of Regulation Updates: Serving Up the Latest in Tax and Finance for Restaurant Owners  (November 30, 2021)
  • Showtime for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Recipients  (October 22, 2021)
  • Future. Reimagined. LIVE with Nick Iovacchini  (May 26, 2021)
  • Focus on... NOPE: WFH Gear Is Likely Not Tax Deductible  (ROI-NJ) March 8, 2021
  • What The Hospitality Industry Needs To Know About The New COVID Relief Act  (January 8, 2021)
  • NYSRA Presents: What the Hospitality Industry Needs to Know About the New COVID Relief Act  (February 5, 2021)
  • Applying for PPP Loan Forgiveness: What Restaurants Need to Know  (November 13, 2020)
  • NJRHA Virtual Lunch and Learn - CARES Act Loan Relief and Paycheck Protection Program  (April 6, 2020)
  • What Restaurants Need to Know About the CARES Act Loan Program  (April 3, 2020)
  • IFA 2020 Convention - "Methods to Turn Around Poorly Performing Franchises"  (February 8, 2020)
  • The Future of Restaurant & Hotel Development in NJ  (February 7, 2020)
  • Franchisor Revenue Recognition  Update: Finally, Some Good News (February 20, 2019)


Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)

Member, International Franchise Association (IFA)

Member, New York City Hospitality Alliance (NYCHA)

Member, International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG)

Member, Garden State Franchise Association (GSFA)


Community Involvement

Bob spends his time volunteering for different organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, and Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter.

Outside the Office

Bob plays on the firm’s softball team, and enjoys golfing, grilling in the backyard, and hanging out with family and friends.

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“There should always be a financial goal in mind. Whether it be paying for a child’s college, doubling profits, or retiring early, the resources at Citrin Cooperman can direct you to attain that goal.”

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