Focus on what counts

Kenneth W. Kirkland

Regional Managing Partner

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 a regional managing partner at Citrin Cooperman focusing a significant amount of time on the strategic growth of the geographies under his supervision. In addition, he serves on the firm’s executive committee, management team, and is the co-chair liaison for the Firm’s association with Moore. 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. Most recently he spoke at The Advisory Board’s Winning is Everything Conference.

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

Chairman of the Board of Directors, South Shore Health System

Chairman of the Board of Directors, T&K Asphalt Services, Inc.

Member of Board of Directors, XCM Solutions, LLC

Member of Board of Directors, FitWorx Holdings, LLC

Member of the Board of Directors, Boardprospects, Inc.

“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.”