Focus on what counts

Kenneth W. Kirkland

Managing Partner, Industries & Markets, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC

kkirkland@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Southern New Hampshire University

Master’s Degree in Taxation, Bentley College

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“To be a trusted advisor to my clients is the greatest honor in being a CPA. There is no feeling better than when the phone rings with my client on the other side of the line asking me for my opinion on an important decision they are trying to make.”

Kenneth Kirkland is the Managing Partner of Industries and Markets at Citrin Cooperman Advisors, LLC, and is a member of the Board of Directors. He drives the organic growth strategy through the Firm’s industry practices and geographies, working closely with practice and market leaders to facilitate the execution and cross-communication of the go-to-market plans and business development initiatives. Ken has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in tax services and the design and implementation of acquisition strategies. He consults extensively with business owners, using a hands-on approach to navigate their strategic challenges and succession plans.

Experience

Ken started his career with the Internal Revenue Service, which gave him a unique understanding of the tax code and representation in front of the IRS. He frequently applies this experience and knowledge to help protect the firm’s clients through proactive tax strategies. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, negotiations, consulting for business owners, strategic tax planning, C-suite hiring, crisis management, change management, business development, team leadership, and training and mentoring.

Previously, Ken was a founding member and the managing partner at KAF, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2016.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Southern New Hampshire University

Master’s Degree in Taxation, Bentley College

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Honors & Awards

South Shore Health System Foundation’s Luminaria Medal Recipient in 2016

Presentations & Publications

Ken is a featured speaker at various business conferences, discussing exit strategies for closely held business owners.

Affiliations

Board Member, Apexium Financial

Board Chairman, South Shore Health Systems

Board Chairman, T&K Asphalt Services, Inc,

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Past Board Chair, JHI International

Member and Past Board Chair, Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA)

Past Member of AICPA Council

Past Board Member and Founding Partner, XCM Holdings, LLC

Past Founding Board Member, BoardProspects, Inc.

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, South Shore Health System for 14 years

“To be a trusted advisor to my clients is the greatest honor in being a CPA. There is no feeling better than when the phone rings with my client on the other side of the line asking me for my opinion on an important decision they are trying to make.”