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October 30, 2019

Luncheon with W. Robert Pearson, U.S. Ambassador, (Ret.)

"The Current State of U.S. Diplomacy"

Ambassador (Ret.) W. Robert Pearson is a scholar at The Middle East Institute, president of American Diplomacy Publishers, past president of IREX, an international humanitarian development NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) based in Washington, operating in more than 125 countries worldwide and a 30-year veteran of the Foreign Service who served as U.S. ambassador to Turkey (2000-2003) and was Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service. He has published numerous articles and appeared on TV and radio frequently to speak on diplomacy, foreign policy, Turkey, NGOs, and development.  He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia School of Law.  He is married to Margaret Pearson, also a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer.  He speaks French, Chinese and Turkish. In light of the present tumultuous global scene, he will analyze current U.S. diplomacy challenges and opportunities concerning Europe, China, Russia, the Western Hemisphere, the Middle East and associated global issues.

October 30, 2019
The Union League Club
38 E. 37th, New York, NY

(between Madison and Park Avenues)

Meet and Greet 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Luncheon and Speaker 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm



Breakfast with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer

December 3, 2019

"Risk along the coast: Climate change, sea level rise, and the future of NYC "

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and Director, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE), Princeton University. Oppenheimer has been a guest on many television and radio programs, including The News Hour, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the Colbert Report. He is the author of about 200 articles published in professional journals and is co-author of a recently published book on expert advice, Discerning Experts: the practices of scientific assessment of environmental policy, as well as the 1990 book, Dead Heat: The Race Against The Greenhouse Effect.

December 3, 2019
The Union League Club
38 East 37th Street, New York, NY

(between Madison and Park Avenues)

Breakfast and Networking 8:00am - 8:30am
Presentation and Discussion 8:30am - 9:45am

Breakfast with Darragh Fitzpatrick

September 17, 2019

"Setting the Record Straight on 5 IT Myths"

It's hard to imagine any professional organization being successful today without a solid IT infrastructure and support, but business owners and managers already have enough to worry about and it can be overwhelming to keep up to date on all the IT options available.  This is especially true of small and midsize firms where even a minor IT problem can snowball into a whole new world of unanticipated problems, resulting in a disruption of business and loss of productivity and profits. Read more...

September 17, 2019
The Union League Club
38 East 37th Street, New York, NY

(between Madison and Park Avenues)

Breakfast and Networking 8:00am - 8:30am
Presentation and Discussion 8:30am - 9:45am

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Member Spotlight

Rory Gildea, CPA & Partner, Gildea Ivanis, LLP

Rory Gildea is a CPA and one of the partners at Gildea & Ivanis LLP, a boutique firm in Manhattan. He works primarily with small businesses and entrepreneurs, although he is always up for new challenges. Rory spends a fair amount of his time working on tax engagements for his clients. When tax is not the pressing issue, Rory advises companies on general finance policy, procedure, and strategic planning. Read More...




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  • December 6, 2018 Authors’ Panel Event – Hitendra Patil was a panelist. “Thanks, Michael! It was an honor and pleasure to be with ACA members to share some thoughts and insights. Appreciate the opportunity!”

    Hitendra Patil

    Author and Director of Practice Development at Accountants World

  • Having been a member since the early ’70s, and serving as a past ACA president, I found that meeting and networking with fellow professionals allowed me to develop relationships and friendships which produced client referrals, and talented resources who willingly helped me resolve technical issues. I retired as a partner of PwC in 1998, following 25 years with the firm.

    Michael Borsuk

    PwC, Retired Partner

  • December 6, 2018 Author’s Panel Discussion – Becky Livingston was a panelist at this event. “It was fun. Thank you for the invite and here’s to a wonderful (and nice!) New Year.”

    Becky Livingston

    Author and President & CEO of Penheel Marketing

  • December 6, 2018 Author’s Panel Discussion – Mr. Cohn was the Moderator of this event. “Thanks for hosting us at the Accountants Club of America, Michael. I agree with Hitendra. It was a pleasure and honor to be part of this event.”

    Michael Cohn

    Editor-In-Chief - Accounting Today

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    Kelly Welles

    Welles Financial Services

  • Kudos to Tommy Hilfiger and  Gary Sheinbaum, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Americas who gave an inspiring and much needed Introduction to the companies foray into the fashion world the disabled. Not only will this venture benefit young hip fashionistas but the disabled of any age. The business plan is solid and the need is great.  I will take up with this call to action within the legal, elder law and disabled community.   Thank you to the ACA and Richard Daskin, RSD Advisors and his wife Patricia Daskin for organizing the event.

    Mira Weiss

    Weiss Law Group

  • WOW! What a presentation from Gary. What was moving about TH was that they did something when they discovered people with disability were unable to wear ‘normal’ clothes..

    Christopher Arunkumar

    Ziklag Global Fraud Risk Management LLC

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    Joan Schultz


  • Thanks so much for sending me the photo in the mail of Ed Mendlowitz, Walt Frazier and the young accountants from Withum. It was truly a memorable event!

    Michael Cohn

    Editor-in-Chief, AccountingToday.com, Source Media

  • “One of the primary reasons I joined the Accountants’ Club was the interesting array of events and speakers that they host throughout the year.  It is important to realize and then to understand how current events and other industries work to shape the accounting profession, presenting opportunities for new service lines within our field.  Even the recent event with Barry Melancon of the AICPA touched on the technological advances within the profession, what future accountants are expecting, and the potentially significant impact that the new presidency may have on accounting...

    Ashleigh Wessing

    Senior Manager, Financial Advisory Services, Marks Paneth

  • The Accountants Club of America is a great asset in being able to attract Barry Melancon, the AICPA CEO, and other thought leaders of the industry. The recent breakfast casts the club in the best light possible.

    Michael Krasner

    CPA Professional Liability Practitioner -Signature B&B

  • “The Accountants Club of America (“ACA”) is an organization that embodies the true notion of leadership, stewardship and excellence of our profession.  If you’re a business leader who is seeking a  forum that provides both professional and personal comradery, networking opportunities and first-class events, then the ACA is the place for you!”

    Salvatore A. Collemi, CPA

    Managing Member, Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services, LLC

  • “No matter what generation you belong to, at the end of the day, you’re a CPA.  The ACA recognizes and prioritizes the value of that shared identity across generations. You will find a camaraderie in the CPA community that you will find nowhere else.”

    Joanne S. Barry, CAE

    Executive Director/CEO, New York State Society of CPAs

  • The Accountants Club of America (ACA) is a valuable resource in my personal knowledge bank. ACA meetings and events are first-rate, the relationships and networking opportunities are a treasure.”

    J. Michael Kirkland, CPA, CGMA

    NYSSCPA Past President