Focus on what counts

“Delivering quality client service and becoming a trusted business advisor are my primary professional goals. I enjoy assisting my clients in navigating through complex issues and the ever-changing business environment.”

Joseph Turkewitz is Citrin Cooperman’s Audit and Attest Practice Leader. He is responsible for helping to maintain the highest quality audit and attest standards at Citrin Cooperman. He has over 13 years of public accounting experience. He has extensive expertise auditing and serving public and privately owned companies that range from large multi-national corporations to small entrepreneurial companies in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, defense and aerospace, construction contractors, restaurant and franchise operations, retail markets, distribution, and courier services.

In his role as Audit and Attest Practice Leader, Joseph oversees the firm’s Audit and Attest Practice and the Quality Control Department. He plays an integral role in deployment and development of firm assurance methodologies, policies and procedures, consultations on the application of complex accounting principles and strategic investments in and integration of innovative technologies to modernize the assurance process. Joseph is a proven leader and is laser focused on driving results, serving clients and developing people.

Experience

Joseph has significant experience working with SEC accelerated filers inclusive of SOX compliance and their public filings (Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, IPOs, and other registration statements). He has an extensive track record working at the highest levels with many complex audit clients, managing the coordination and delivery of services including the management of multiple engagement teams, other U.S. offices, audit support personnel (IT, tax, valuation, etc.) and international offices.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Joseph was an audit senior manager at a global accounting firm. In addition, to his audit engagement responsibilities, he assisted the national office in several roles including the internal control over financial reporting resource center, engagement quality control reviews, reviewing consultations on complex accounting matters, and development and delivering of regional and national training programs. He also served on an audit methodology subcommittee, which assisted in the development of firm policies on significant matters such as auditing revenue recognition, group audits, accounting estimates, materiality, and sampling.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Hofstra University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

“Delivering quality client service and becoming a trusted business advisor are my primary professional goals. I enjoy assisting my clients in navigating through complex issues and the ever-changing business environment.”