Kenneth J. Strauss Sworn in as Chairman of the FICPA

Posted on June 19, 2013

MIAMI, June 14, 2013 – Kenneth J. Strauss CPA/PFS was sworn in as chairman of the board of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) at the organization’s annual conference in Orlando.

Strauss, a director in the tax services practice of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, has been active in the organization for more than 30 years. He has served on or chaired more than 40 statewide committees, spearheaded a financial literacy task force and is credentialed to teach the FICPA’s ethics course for accountants. In addition, he has chaired the annual FICPA’s 1040k/Money Run, which raised more than $300,000 in scholarships for African-American accounting students in 20 years.

Complementing his leadership outside the firm, Strauss has served as Berkowitz Pollack Brant’s director of training since 1999, established an in-house Toastmasters group for firm members and has been involved in on-campus recruiting. He serves on the board of directors and investment committee of the firm’s affiliate Provenance Wealth Advisors, which has more than $1.5 billion in assets under advisement.

He is the third Berkowitz Pollack Brant firm member to hold the chairman’s role at FICPA.

About the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants serves as the association for all CPAs certified in the state. Founded in 1905, the FICPA has been working to advance the accounting profession in Florida for more than 100 years and now has more than 18,500 members. Continued membership growth and renewal has made the FICPA one of the largest CPA organizations in the United States.

About Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants

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