Joseph F. Scutellaro, CPA, is a Tax Partner in the Eatontown office of CohnReznick, the 10th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the U.S.. Prior to joining CohnReznick, he was a partner in his own firm, founded in 1996 and began his career as an associate for a national accounting firm. Mr. Scutellaro specializes in working with clients in the financial services, technology industries and other professionals; including medical and law practices as well as high-net-worth individuals. With almost 30 years of diversified public accounting experience, he has been involved in almost every aspect of a tax practice, including individuals, partnerships, S-corporations, large multistate consolidated tax returns, and international tax, as well as in tax practice management issues.
He has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) having recently served a 3 year term on its Profession Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) subcommittee on Independence-Behavioral Standards. He has also previously served the AICPA as a member of Council; its governing body, and several other committees.
Mr. Scutellaro is also very active in the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), having served as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee for the last 15 years, including 2 years as Chairman of that Committee. He also previously served two years as Treasurer of the NJCPA. He was recognized in the July 2013 issue of the New Jersey CPA magazine's 50 over 50 list for his ongoing contributions to the CPA profession, Society and the community.
He is a frequent lecturer and author for the AICPA, NJCPA and Western CPE on various technical tax topics, practice management and professional ethics. He helped develop the NJCPA’s New Jersey Law and Ethics course in 2002 when the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy first issued its rules mandating it for all New Jersey licensees. Over the past 12 years he has served as an instructor for this course over 100 times and was involved as an editor on the various updates.
Mr. Scutellaro earned his B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University and has worked toward his M.S. in Taxation from Baruch College.