Brian P. Francese

Brian P. Francese



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Brian Francese is an assurance partner with Baker Tilly US, LLP, in the firm’s New York office. Brian brings more than 15 years of public accounting experience with a specific focus serving privately owned domestic and multinational companies. Brian’s clients have come to rely on his practical business guidance and assistance in meeting their objectives while considering him a valued architect.

With Brian’s experiences he can bring a practical audit approach to all his clients. His extensive national office experience, as outlined below, results in audit approaches that are concise, efficient and do not exceed that of which is required by the underlying audit standards. Further, when coupled with Brian’s vast industry knowledge, Brian’s audit approaches focus on entity specific risks that truly matter to those entities stakeholders and ownership (e.g., family-owned vs. private equity owned vs. publicly traded).

  • ­Execute financial statement (U.S. GAAP and IFRS) audits. Primary clients range from domestic to multinational private equity-owned, family-owned or foreign-owned entities in a variety of industries, including but not limited to, manufacturing, retail and consumer, technology, client service, insurance and pharmaceutical
  • ­Assess clients’ interpretation and implementation of numerous technical accounting pronouncements and accounting for significant transactions, for example, business combinations, intangibles – goodwill and other – impairment testing, debt – debt refinancing and modification versus extinguishment accounting, leasing, stock compensation, retirement benefits – defined benefits, and income taxes
  • ­Prepare recommendations to clients to improve accounting and control procedures
  • ­American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • ­Certified Public Accountant, State of New York
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Connecticut
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of New Hampshire