Warren Ruppel, CPA, is a Partner at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York, where he serves in the firm’s nonprofit and Government Services Group and also is a leader in its Professional Practices Group. Formerly, he was the assistant comptroller for accounting of the City of New York, where he was responsible for all aspects of the city’s accounting and financial reporting. He has thirty-five years of experience in governmental and not-for-profit accounting and financial reporting.
He began his career at KPMG after graduating from St. John’s University, New York. His involvement with governmental accounting and auditing began with his first audit assignment—the second audit ever performed of the financial statements of the City of New York. From that time, he served many governmental and commercial clients until he joined Deloitte & Touche in 1989 to specialize in audits of governments and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Ruppel has also served as the chief financial officer of an international not-for-profit organization.
Mr. Ruppel has served as instructor for many training courses, including specialized governmental and not-for-profit programs and seminars. He has also been an adjunct lecturer of accounting at the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is the author of several books on governmental and not-for-profit accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he serves on the Governmental Accounting and Auditing and Not-for-Profit Organizations Technical Committees and is a trustee of the Foundation for Accounting Education. He has also served as the Chair of the Society’s Audit Committee. He is also a past president of the New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.