Focus on what counts

"My greatest success is my clients' success."

Aaron Chaitovsky specializes in profitability consulting and analysis for a variety of industries and disciplines.  

Aaron came to the firm as an audit partner in 1997, and has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and auditing. He focuses his practice on a number of key niches, including franchising, manufacturing, real estate, restaurants, and professional service firms.  He is also a member of Citrin Cooperman’s Audit and Attest, and Quality Assurance Committees.

Experience

Aaron is a co-leader of the firm's franchise accounting and consulting division. A frequent speaker and lecturer on various franchise-related topics, he also serves as a trusted advisor to both active and potential franchisors, and multi-unit franchisees. His work with franchisors includes preparation of audited financial statements, international tax structuring, expansion consulting, due diligence and acquisitions services, the structuring of royalty audit programs, and succession planning. The firm counts one of the world's largest franchisors as a longtime client. Aaron also helps prospective franchisees analyze franchise opportunities and understand franchise disclosure circulars.

In the manufacturing arena, Aaron works with companies to help clients understand and analyze cost systems for operations and potential acquisitions. His due diligence work includes helping package businesses for sale to obtain the best value for the company.

Aaron especially enjoys offering financial and profitability consulting to his clients – during both good times and bad – to help them improve their bottom line and goals to gain a better quality of life. With each client, he seeks to gain a deep understanding of how their business is unique, and assists in crafting tailored programs to help them boost profitability, plan for the future, and better enjoy what they love best about their business.

Education & Licenses
Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Certified Franchise Executive

Presentations & Publications

Aaron frequently speaks and writes on current issues impacting the franchising and restaurant industries.

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Member, International Franchise Association (IFA)

  • Member of the IFA Budget and Finance Committee
  • Member of the Supplier Forum Advisory Board Executive Committee
  • Member of the Task Force for Franchising in the Social Sector
  • Member of the Membership Committee of the IFA
Community Involvement

An active member of his community, Aaron is a past president of the Long Island Network Exchange, and member of the board and officer at his synagogue.