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Richard A. Berkowitz Honored with FICPA’s Outstanding Florida CPA in Public Service Award

Posted on June 14, 2013

MIAMI, June 14, 2013 – Richard A. Berkowitz, chief executive officer of the accounting and advisory firm Berkowitz Pollack Brant, has been honored with the Outstanding Florida CPA in Public Service award. The award was presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) at the organization’s annual conference in Orlando.

Berkowitz was recognized for his leadership and contributions to numerous community organizations and for improving the CPA profession in the state. He is immediate past chairman of the Community Foundation of Broward, an organization that promotes leadership on challenging community issues. The organization’s work that is closest to his heart is School is Cool, a middle-school initiative to boost graduation rates in Broward schools.

He served as Statewide Chair of Take Stock in Children from 2008 – 2011 and donates his time and talents to a variety of organizations, including Take Stock in Children’s executive committee; the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, where he serves on the board of directors and Financial Management Committee; the Fisher Island Finance Committee which he chairs; the University of Miami’s Citizens Board; and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Berkowitz is a founding board member of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a 170-mile bicycle ride for the benefit of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. His involvement was a natural extension of his 25 years as a rider in the PanMass Challenge, a 190-mile ride in Boston benefitting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for which he has raised more than $600,000.

In 2005-2006 Berkowitz served as president of the FICPA. Earlier in his career he was elected world president of PrimeGlobal, an international association of CPA firms with representation in more than 150 countries.

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

For nearly 30 years, the professionals of Berkowitz Pollack Brant have solved problems, provided knowledge and helped clients build their companies. The firm and its affiliates Provenance Wealth Advisors and BayBridge Real Estate Group have offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida.

Berkowitz Pollack Brant has been named one of the top 100 firms in the U.S. by both Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting. One of the largest firms in South Florida, it is comprised of talented and resourceful professionals who provide consulting services with an entrepreneurial focus. Specialty areas include tax planning and compliance, corporate and commercial audits, forensics and litigation, business valuation, and wealth management and preservation.

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