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Clients rely on us for accounting expertise, but what satisfies them most is how they are treated personally. Much of our new business comes from referrals because clients appreciate our attentiveness to their needs. We're a large and respected firm and our entire corporate culture is about supporting each other in and out of the office, working as teams within our practice areas and promoting positive morale. So from the very beginning, our people are oriented towards making a difference in their own lives—and in yours.

Gursey | Schneider LLP attracts top personnel—and keeps them—as we encourage advanced credentials and education, offer training opportunities, mentor new employees at all levels and offer fun company social activities. We encourage teamwork and promote a family atmosphere to keep morale high and give diverse work assignments, thereby drawing some of the most talented recruits, including experienced professionals from well-known firms.

Gary L. Krausz
CPA/CFF

Background

Mr. Krausz joined Gursey | Schneider LLP in February 2004 and is currently the partner in charge of the firm's audit and assurance practice. Mr. Krausz manages a portfolio of audit and attestation clients and is responsible for the firm's AICPA Peer Review compliance examinations. Mr. Krausz also serves as an expert witness in forensic accounting and civil litigation assignments and has performed numerous assignments and provided expert testimony in matters involving business disputes, fraud investigations, trust and estate disputes, royalty audits, bankruptcy investigations and other commercial disputes.

Experience

Mr. Krausz has been an auditor and certified public accountant for over 20 years. Mr. Krausz is a member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants ("AICPA") and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants ("CalCPA"). For the past ten years, he has been a member of CalCPA's Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Technical Committee, the senior technical committee on accounting and auditing matters, and helps plan CalCPA Education Foundation's annual Accounting and Auditing Conference.

In addition to his responsibilities at Gursey | Schneider and for CalCPA, Mr. Krausz teaches undergraduate accounting courses at UCLA under the UCLA Extension program.

Prior to joining Gursey | Schneider, Mr. Krausz was an Audit Senior Manager at KPMG LLP. His responsibilities included managing and delivering financial statement audit services to recurring audit clients and preparing and reviewing full disclosure financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, NAIC statutory reporting, and SEC filing requirements. He also served on various SEC registration engagements, including that of a multi-billion dollar, multi-national, foreign corporation filing under Form 20-F where his responsibilities included analyzing differences between International Accounting Standards and US GAAP. Additionally, Mr. Krausz worked on several initial public offerings (Form S-1) filings, registered and unregistered securities offerings and completed due diligence and management advisory services projects.

While at KPMG, he also served as a National Assurance Instructor, teaching audit and accounting courses to audit professionals and assisted in developing audit and accounting course materials.

Education

Mr. Krausz graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's degree in Accounting, and graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor's degree in Economics.