With over 30 years of public accounting experience, Arthur Schwartzman is a Partner Emeritus that has developed a diversified audit and tax practice and is viewed as an industry expert with his experience in the wholesale distribution, manufacturing and professional services industries. He has worked with an array of clients in overseeing all aspects of their business and financial needs. With an extensive background in bank negotiations, business acquisition and sales and financing transactions, Arthur is a prominent business consultant to many clients.
For over 20 years, Arthur has worked with hundreds of clients to maximize benefits and savings under the New York State Empire Zone Program and other government based economic development initiatives and is a frequent speaker on this topic. His ability to package multiple benefit programs for clients has enabled many businesses to enjoy a competitive edge. For his efforts as a successful advisor, Arthur has been named leader of The Wiss Economic Incentives Group also known as TWEIG.
Arthur has also previously served as a member of the Wiss' Executive Committee.
BS – Accounting from Baruch College of the City University of New York
Certified Public Accountant in New York
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation – Board of Directors
When not in the office, Arthur can be found working on his golf swing in his spare time or spending time with his wife, Cheryl and two daughters.
A 30-second interview with...
Describe a time when you felt deeply challenged and what you did to overcome that obstacle.
There was a turning point in my life when my first partnership broke up. I coincidentally met Bob Feldstein through business networks and joined Freeman Davis as a partner. This unexpected obstacle turned into a wonderful opportunity that led me to Wiss.
Congrats... You just won the lottery! How are you going to use the money?
I would figure how to divvy up the money between my family and close friends.
What is the best professional advice someone ever gave you and you still live by?
Don't be a robot, think outside the box.