Bob is an Audit and Advisory Principal at Mallah Furman, with over 30 years of audit and accounting experience. He focuses his practice by serving the needs of private and public companies, working closely with chief financial officers and corporate executives in all aspects of financial statement preparation, auditing, SEC reporting, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, due diligence, and financing.
Bob regularly assists clients with a full range of corporate audit and assurance services, including regulatory compliance, accounting system oversight, internal controls, Sarbanes Oxley compliance advisory, and the independent review of external data. Bob also has technical expertise in fair value accounting for derivatives, hedging activities, and foreign currency transactions.
Bob specializes in contract accounting for the construction industry, and he understands the technical cost accounting factors that vary with different types of land ownership and stages of development, and assists home builders with performance bond and construction loan qualifications.
Real estate developers also rely on Bob for assistance in important tax matters, including selection of an appropriate entity type (partnership, LLC or corporation) and accounting treatment for land inventory. He advises developers regularly on the tax considerations of buying, selling and developing land for homes, golf courses and other real estate projects. Bob also regularly advises clients on accounting and reporting matters for property acquisitions and dispositions, and asset and property management.
Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, Bob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the International Association of Practicing Accountants (IAPC).
He has previously served as Chairman of the FICPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee.