Focus on what counts

Joel A. Cooperman, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

jcooperman@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant

“Building a successful business takes energy and intensity, attention to detail, and a genuine love for what you do. This is what drives me.”

Joel A. Cooperman is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Citrin Cooperman. Joel has guided the firm since its inception in 1979, helping to position Citrin Cooperman among the nation’s Top 25 CPA and advisory firms.

Experience

In addition to leading the firm, Joel is one of the industry’s foremost experts in business consulting, working closely with clients in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, expansion, profitability enhancement, strategic planning, and financing. With extensive expertise in steering companies through all stages of growth, Joel’s clients have come to rely on him for his candor and his help in overcoming operational and financial challenges.
 
Joel brings this same leadership to Citrin Cooperman. During his tenure, he has overseen the firm’s significant growth including creating deals to bring in professionals from over 40 CPA and consulting firms, hiring a multitude of talented lateral partners, and helping the firm achieve organic growth each and every year of its existence. Today, the firm employs over 900 people in 10 locations throughout the Northeast. The firm also maintains affiliates in the Cayman Islands and India. Citrin Cooperman is consistently ranked as one of the top firms in the United States, and has achieved numerous awards and recognitions as one of the industry’s best places to work.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant

Presentations & Publications

Joel is a frequent media resource and is often quoted in numerous industry publications including Accounting Today, Public Accounting Report, and Crain’s NY Business. He is also a regularly engaged speaker for industry forums, focusing many of his presentations on profitable growth, firm culture, and mergers and acquisitions.

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

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

Member, New Jersey State of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)

Former Board Member, The Sylvia Center

“Building a successful business takes energy and intensity, attention to detail, and a genuine love for what you do. This is what drives me.”