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Robert Abramowitz, CPA/PFS, CFP, MST

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Bio

Meet Robert

Robert began his career in public accounting in 2004.  For more than a decade, he has consulted as a business manager and tax advisor for clientele in the entertainment and professional service industries.  He works closely with athletes, actors, writers, musicians, touring artists, consultants, physicians, entrepreneurs, executives, high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses.

His areas of focus are business management, tax planning and compliance, as well as financial planning.  He has deep expertise in analyzing and evaluating a client’s financial status, helping them make informed financial decisions including personal and business transactions, managing their day-to-day financial affairs and overseeing their risk exposure.

Robert is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He received a B.S. in accounting from the Eller College of Business Administration at the University of Arizona and an M.S. in taxation from California State University, Northridge.  He is a CPA and Certified Financial PlannerTM.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)

Education

  • University of Arizona
  • California State University, Northridge

Experience

  • Glass Malek, LLP (now The Colony Group)
  • Gursey | Schneider, LLP
  • SingerLewak, LLP
  • Grobstein, Horwath & Co. (now Crowe LLP)

Honors/Awards

  • Variety Business Managers Elite

Q&A

Q. What got you into business management?
I was working in accounting. Knowing my personality, a family friend brought up the idea of business management, and how I could use my all-around skills to help people, which to me, is the most exciting part of accounting.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
I have many great clients, but one who sticks out is a young entertainer on the rise. We have been working together from the outset, and the moment I showed them that they had accumulated their first million was extremely rewarding. Instead of focusing on just numbers, they focused on good financial habits and succeeded in hitting their goals without even realizing it.
Q. Describe your work style.
Adaptable. I change my approach to meet my clients where they are most comfortable.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
My parents. They came to America with nothing, and they worked extremely hard to put my siblings and me in a position to have better lives and opportunities. I saw their sacrifice and their work ethic stayed with me and served as the template for my own success.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
Be patient. It takes time to master anything. Be curious, learn the different parts of accounting – and absorb what you learn.
Q. What do you love most about your work?
The impact I can make on clients’ lives. Many of my clients are athletes and entertainers and have short career windows, so the goal is to help them make their finances last for several decades or longer. It’s challenging, but crucial to ensure their long-term financial wellbeing.
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Robert's Thought Leadership
NCAA Name Image Likeness Changes Athletes Business Management
Article
Amateur athletes now have more income opportunities but need to learn the skills to save, invest and spend wisely.

August 24, 2021
Case Studies
Case Study
Armanino reduced spending and adjusted their portfolio to protect their assets and maintain their desired lifestyle.