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Citrin Cooperman Expands Automotive Practice with the Joining of Kera & Company

October 2, 2017
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Citrin Cooperman, a nationally recognized top 25, full-service CPA firm, is pleased to announce that Ellen Kera and seven professional staff of Kera & Company, joined the firm, effective October 1, 2017. Ms. Kera will be admitted as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s Automotive Dealerships Practice. She and her staff will be based out of the Westchester office.


"I’m very pleased that Ellen and her staff have joined our team," said Wilfredo Fernandez, partner and co-leader of Citrin Cooperman’s Automotive Dealerships Practice. "The firm’s auto dealership practice has grown significantly over the years, and Ellen and her team will be a tremendous asset to existing clients and to our efforts to continue to grow as an industry leader.” 

Ms. Kera has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. Her main focus is in the automotive industry, where she delivers value by pairing her expertise with specialized services, including consulting on complex tax matters and helping clients implement best practices.

"I’m thrilled to be a part of the Citrin Cooperman family,” said Ms. Kera. “Over the years, we have built long-term, trusted relationships with our clients. Joining a firm that shares our culture and values, allows us to continue to provide the hands-on client service they have come to expect, with a broader suite of offerings and a deeper pool of resources."

Ellen specializes in identifying under-performing areas within the dealership and assists the dealers in the execution of new processes and procedures to increase the profit while ensuring their compliance-related state and federal tax requirements are being met.

“We very much look forward to Ellen and her team expanding our industry reach into automotive dealerships,” said Alan Badey, managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Westchester office. “As the needs of our auto dealership clients change, we are prepared to be in a position to provide the resources and the industry expertise to meet those needs.”

The current landscape of the automotive dealership has evolved due to significant M&A activity. The firm is looking to become a leading consultancy for the industry, and is focused on creating a strong infratructure to support this growth.

About Citrin Cooperman: Citrin Cooperman is among the largest, full-service CPA firms in the United States – currently ranked in the top 25. With over 900 employees and 10 domestic locations along the East Coast, Citrin Cooperman has steadily built its business serving a diverse and loyal clientele since 1979. Our daily mission is to help our clients “focus on what counts.” We enhance the business and personal lives of our clients through our customized approach which includes offering a wide range of attest, assurance, tax, and business advisory services, including valuation and forensic services, across the globe. Citrin Cooperman has deep experience in a variety of industries, including entertainment, financial services, franchising, health care, private equity, real estate, and technology. Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited.