Previous Events

June 18, 2019


Luncheon with Katrina M. Adams

Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Board, CEO and President, United States Tennis Association

The Accountants Club of America will host Katrina M. Adams, Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Board, CEO and President, United States Tennis Association.  She will be discussing her career journey, the role it played in her success as well as road blocks she encountered and how she overcame them.

Katrina Adams is the Immediate Past Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Board, CEO and President, United States Tennis Association. In this role, she also served as Chairwoman of the US Open. Adams is the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest person to serve as President in the organization’s 135-year history. In 2015, Adams was also elected Vice President of the International Tennis Federation.

An accomplished pro, Adams played for 12 years on the WTA tour. She ranked as high as No. 67 in the world in singles and No. 8 in doubles, winning 20 career doubles titles and reaching the quarterfinals or better in doubles at all four Grand Slam events.  Adams attended and played her collegiate tennis at Northwestern University, helping the Wildcats to Big Ten championships in 1986 and won the NCAA Doubles Championship in 1987.

June 18, 2019
The Union League Club
38 E. 37th, New York, NY

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


May 6, 2019

Ed Stroz

"Hair-Raising Threats From Cyber Security Breaches And How To Protect Yourself And Your Clients "

Ed Stroz is the Founder and Co-President of Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company and global leader in investigations, intelligence and risk management. Before starting the firm, Ed was a Special Agent with the FBI, where he formed their computer crime squad in New York. Trained as a Certified Public Accountant, Ed has extensive experience in investigations of white-collar crime including bank fraud and securities fraud, and has testified in court numerous times as an expert witness.

Everything is different. How to detect, protect and respond to the rapidly growing Cyber Threats. Whatever you know right now is old stuff. Ed Stroz, a former FBI agent and CPA will fill us in on what's going to happen tomorrow and many ways not to fall prey and to even fight back. Ed will show us the new reality of firewall logs, crypto-currency scams, hacking methods and how analysis of numerical records can be an effective weapon of protection. This is a must attend self-defense program.

Penn Club of New York, 30 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

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

Breakfast with Barry Melancon, President & CEO of the AICPA

February 13, 2019

"The State and Overall Health of the CPA Profession and Major Issues Updates"

Mr. Melancon joined the AICPA in 1995 when he was 37 years old, and is now the longest serving CEO in the organization's 131-year history. Under his tenure, the AICPA has grown to become the largest membership body of CPAs in the world and has spearheaded a number of initiatives to benefit not only the profession, but also investors, business owners, lenders and the general public. Read more...

February 13, 2019
The Union League Club
38 E. 37th, New York, NY

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

We are pleased to have City National Bank as a sponsor of this event

The Accountants Club of America fosters the exchange of ideas to enhance the development and growth of the profession. We encourage the professional development of our members to better serve their clients and the community.

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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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    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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    Welles Financial Services

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    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

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    Michael Cohn

    Editor-in-Chief,, Source Media

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    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

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    Joanne S. Barry, CAE

    Executive Director/CEO, New York State Society of CPAs

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    NYSSCPA Past President