PKF O’Connor Davies Hires Jeffrey Gittler as Partner
Recognized Expert Brings More Than 35 Years of Public Accounting, Audit and Quality Control Experience
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today that it has hired Jeffrey Gittler. Gittler will serve as a partner in PKF O’Connor Davies’ commercial practice area with a focus on the Firm’s cannabis industry services.
“Jeff brings a unique perspective after a career spent leading accounting and auditing quality control groups at top East Coast firms,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “His leadership and cannabis industry expertise makes him a valuable addition to our commercial practice. We are excited to bring his skills to our developing cannabis practice and have him join the PKF O’Connor Davies team.”
Prior to joining PKF O’Connor Davies, Gittler built an established career as a certified public accountant focused on ensuring the quality of services provided to clients. For over 35 years, he has worked for several leading accounting firms in New York City and Eastern Pennsylvania, providing accounting and tax services with concentration in quality control and audit services for several industries including government services, healthcare, employee benefits and non-profits.
“I’m thrilled to join the PKF O’Connor Davies team and contribute to making sure all of our work meets the highest possible standards,” said Jeffrey Gittler, Commercial Practice Area Partner. “The Firm has a rich history of providing expert advisory services in established and emerging industries, and I look forward to helping to shape the firm’s cannabis industry practice.”
Gittler holds several leadership positions in professional organizations and regularly seeks out continuing education opportunities in the accounting space. He is a past President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). He is also a past member of the PICPA chapter education committee and state quality review committee. Currently he is vice-chair of the cannabis industry committee, active member of the accounting and review services and stock brokerage committees of the New York State Society of CPAs. He is also a former chair of the Durham County, NC Audit Committee.
Gittler graduated Indiana University of Pennsylvania cum laude with degrees in accounting and management information systems. He is an active member of the community, having served numerous volunteer leadership positions.
PKF O’Connor Davies has 11 offices in five states as it continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions on the East Coast. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with tactical external hires.