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Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master of Science in Taxation, Seton Hall University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and New Jersey

"I enjoy developing personal relationships with my clients and becoming their most trusted advisor. It is both challenging and rewarding to stay abreast in various industries with this ever-changing tax and regulatory environment. I truly love what I do."

John Genz is a tax partner with over 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate tax, state and local taxation, and credits and incentives. He advises a wide array of clients, including the Fortune 500, and film and television production companies, and closely held businesses in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, and technology, among others. Additionally, he is the practice leader of the firm’s Film Production Tax Incentives Practice.

Experience

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, John was a partner at a national accounting firm. He also served at a Big Four firm.

For his corporate clients, John provides a broad range of tax and consulting services in the areas of tax compliance, tax provisions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also develops tax deferral and planning strategies that integrate the goals of a business with the individual financial needs of its owners. For both strategic and financial investors, John provides due diligence for acquisitions. In addition, he works closely with businesses to help them structure their exit strategies.

With deep expertise in state and local taxation, John helps clients navigate the complex regulations among the 50 states. Advising on income tax, sales and use tax, and tax controversy, he helps clients minimize tax exposure and penalties. John is one of the nation’s foremost specialists in state incentive programs, bringing value to clients seeking to relocate a business from one state to another or expand into new states.

As an expert in the area of film production incentives, John has consulted for over 100 film and television productions in over 20 state jurisdictions. He advised several states in developing their film incentive guidelines and assisted them with writing the CPA Procedures on the topic. In addition, John founded the film production incentives practice at his prior accounting firm.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master of Science in Taxation, Seton Hall University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and New Jersey

Honors & Awards

John was awarded the Distinguished Service Medallion by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2016. The medallion honors those who "Exceed Expectations and Set the Standard of Excellence for Others to Follow."  He was also named as one of the 2014 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in New York by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Chair, State Tax Interest Group for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)

Served on the Tax Advisory Council for the New Jersey Division of Taxation

Former Member, Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board

"I enjoy developing personal relationships with my clients and becoming their most trusted advisor. It is both challenging and rewarding to stay abreast in various industries with this ever-changing tax and regulatory environment. I truly love what I do."