CIVIC AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

One of the core philosophies of Skody Scot & Company is that being active in the community is good for the community as well as for business. As such, the firm has, and continues to be, involved in many worthwhile causes. The spectrum of activities covers everything from lobbying government officials on reforming onerous tax laws to reviving a Manhattan High School’s Business Advisory Council. It also covers being an outspoken advocate for small business issues, donating valuable partner time to supporting various Not-For-Profit programs and activities and creating ground-breaking educational programs in Not-For-Profit financial management.

The following is a list of some of the specific activities the firm’s partners have been involved in:

Current or Former Boards & Committees Participation

  • Chairperson – New York City Industries for the Blind
  • Treasurer – Tourette Syndrome Association of NJ and NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome
  • Chairperson – Mayor’s Small Business Advisory Board
  • President – Murray Bergtraum HS Business Advisory Council
  • Treasurer – Murray Bergtraum HS Alumni Association
  • Chairman – Data Processing Committee of the NYS Society of CPAs
  • Committee Member – NYC Department of Finance’s Tax reform task force
  • Treasurer – American Lung Association of Brooklyn
  • Board member – Montauk Manor
  • Member – NY Chamber of Commerce Small Business and Tax Committees
  • Board member – Con Edison Business Advisory Council

Teaching, Seminars and Books

  • NYU SCPS Certificate Program – Created the first, 4-course in-class, Certificate Program in “Not-For-Profit Accounting and Governmental Reporting” – Faculty Coordinator & Adjunct Professor (2008-2013)
  • Baruch College School of Public Affairs Certificate Program – Created Certificate Program in “Not-For-Profit Financial Management and  Reporting” – Lead Faculty (2013-Present)
  • Colleges & Universities (Undergraduate & Graduate) – St. Francis College & Metropolitan College
  • Seminars & Lectures – NonProfit Coordinating Committee, NYU, Baruch College, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan-Chase, New York State Society of CPAs, Support Center of New York, Empire BlueCross-Blue Shield, LI College Hospital, Investors Bank, First Republic Bank, Manhattanville College, Juilliard
  • Books – Authored “The Simplified Guide to Not-For-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting”, John Wiley, publisher; Peer Reviewed “Not-For-Profit Reporting”, CCH, publisher

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