Focus on what counts

In Focus: Joe Bublé

Firm Tax Practice Leader

February 28, 2018

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How long have you been with Citrin Cooperman? 

[Joe Bublé] Twenty two years.

What's the best advice you've been given regarding your career?

[Joe Bublé] From my parents — treat everyone the way you want to be treated and become indispensable – to which I would add, and then train someone to replace yourself.

How do you help your clients focus on what counts?

[Joe Bublé] By listening, understanding what they are really asking about, and then trying to solve the problem.

What issues do you find typically keep your clients up at night?

[Joe Bublé] Fear of unknown problems – what are the things they should be thinking about or addressing but are not even aware of?

What are your favorite books? 

[Joe Bublé] Guns of August, Crime and PunishmentAnimal FarmAll the President’s Men, and Gambling 102.

What are your favorite albums?

[Joe Bublé] White AlbumBeggars BanquetWish You Were HereLondon Calling, and This Year’s Model.

What do you like to do outside of work?

[Joe Bublé] Spending time with my wife, Roberta, and daughter, Courtney; traveling, especially to places like Gettysburg, Normandy, and Bastogne, and to the casinos of Las Vegas; going to concerts; reading; and playing ice hockey, until I retired some years ago.

Fun Fact!

I majored in accounting because you could apply to the FBI with an accounting degree-- but you needed to wait until age 24 to apply, so I worked for an accounting firm right out of college.