Eric Lerner, CPA, is the Director of Quality Control at Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. With over 35 years of experience, he has provided accounting, auditing, litigation & forensic, and tax services for clients ranging from middle market closely-held businesses to large public companies. Eric is highly experienced as a quality control professional and as an external client server. His expertise includes: commercial and international trade enterprises, manufactures, wholesalers & distributors, global transportation groups, non-profits, universities, schools (including charters), healthcare, construction, car dealerships, real estate, hotels, financial services, 401K/defined benefit plans (including multi-employer), and more. He has also testified in the Federal courts, Treasury, arbitration, state courts, and more. Eric was one of two expert witnesses in the 7th largest Federal jury award in the United States in 2006 and has served as a binding accounting arbitrator.
Eric directs the technical review and quality control department by overseeing the risk and technical review of all attest services. He also monitors and enhances the firm’s policies and procedures for accounting and auditing matters, and is responsible for staff training, presentation of in-house (and external) seminars, including best practices and CPE. Eric performs technical accounting and audit research for the firm’s clients and writes on new (and pre-existing) accounting issues and standards. He is a member of the firm’s Quality Control Committee and is involved in the firm’s annual internal inspections and also its peer review. He also has performed external peer reviews and numerous inspections in national firms.
A graduate of Queens College, Mr. Lerner is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves on the NYSSCPA Quality Control and Technical Reviewers Group and is a past member of the following NYSSCPA Committees – Forensic and Litigation, SEC, and International Tax.