Local CPA Earns International Certification

Posted on August 28, 2013 By

Stephen Reed, CPA, PSA*, CGMA**, Jackson, N.J., the managing director of Cowan, Gunteski & Co, Monmouth County offices, recently completed the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) Certificate Program, issued by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

IFRS certification enables Reed to work with manufacturers and distributors owned by a foreign parent company or with U.S.-based international subsidiaries.

Reed, the shareholder in charge of the Manufacturers Distribution Services Group, specializes in accounting, tax, audit, management consulting, and financial statement analysis and reporting, among other services.

He serves as finance chair for the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC), vice president of the Ocean County Private Industry Council, and is a member of the Ocean County Workforce Investment Board. Reed is also a board member of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Resource Alliance (CRA), of which he is a co-founder and past president.

Reed is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants. A sought-after keynote speaker, Reed was most recently the featured speaker at a national CPAmerica International annual conference in Orlando, Florida. He earned his B.A. with a concentration in accounting, cum laude, from Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.

His other memberships include the N.J. Business & Industry Association, the Association for Operations Management, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the Northeast Spa & Pool Association, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Eatontown Industrial Park Association, Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey and the Oilheat Association of South Jersey.

For more information, contact Stephen Reed at 732-676-4100 or visit www.CowanGunteski.com.

*PSA: Public School Accountant **CGMA: Chartered Global Management Accountant Credential