Ask Howard about his love of ‘50s rock 'n' roll, his two Corvettes –the red ‘62 and the blue one he drives every day, or his 50-year high school reunion he recently led in Long Island, New York.

Howard B. Levy is the Firm's Director of Technical Services providing technical leadership and support for our accounting and auditing (A&A) practice, in addition to being an internationally recognized authority, author and consultant to other CPA firms. In 2016, he was appointed Auditing Editor of The CPA Journal, a highly regarded monthly publication of the New York State Society of CPAs. Levy’s appointment as Auditing Editor entails authoring a monthly column on new developments and other selected accounting and auditing issues. A frequent contributing author of other material for publication in the Journal, Levy was appointed to the magazine’s Editorial Board in November 2015. His online archive of selected articles can be found here.

Industries

All industries served by the Firm's A&A practice, including casinos and other gaming, leasing and equipment rental, real estate and construction, government and not-for-profit.

Services

Public (SEC) and private company auditing, litigation support / expert witness (as to accountants' malpractice matters), technical consulting to other CPA firms as to A&A, professional ethics and quality control matters directly and indirectly through Crowe Horwath International (CHI) and DFK-USA, two international associations of independent accounting firms.

Other Experience

National A&A Quality Control Partner – Laventhol & Horwath, Philadelphia, PA. Former consultant to the Nevada State Gaming Control Board's Auditing Division and the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), and former national CFO of The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, Chairman of the Florida Institute of CPAs' Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee.

Education
BS in Economics (accounting emphasis), Queens College, City University of New York
CPA, Certifications, Permits

Nevada, New York

Other Certifications, permits awards, distinctions

Recently appointed to the Smaller Firms Task Force of the AICPA's Center for Audit Quality and the Auditing Standards Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs. Member of DFK-USA SEC and A&A Committees, previously member of the Auditing Standards Board and Accounting Standards Executive Committee of the AICPA and Peer Review Committee of the Nevada Society of CPAs. Co-author of an audit manual used internationally; editor of an internal audit manual of a major Native American casino, former editor for CPA DIGEST. Author of The Volunteer Treasurer's Handbook: Financial Management Building Blocks for Not-for-Profit Organizations. Former member of the governing boards of two professional CPA associations and two local Jewish organizations; Assistant Professor of Accounting at Dowling College, Oakdale, New York, and Instructor at the State University of New York at Farmingdale; 2003 recipient of Career Achievement Award from the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow.

Memberships

AICPA, Nevada and New York State Societies of Certified Public Accountants

Representative Clients

Serves all of the Firm's A&A clients, public and private, large and small, and provides technical consulting services to CHI, DFK-USA, and several CPA firms locally and nationally.