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Patricia A. Cummings, CPA

Partner

Patricia Cummings is the co-managing partner of the firm’s New York City office. She leads the firm's Capital Markets and Private Equity initiative and serves on the Executive Committee and the Audit and Attest Committee and participates in the leadership of the real estate industry group. She also oversees the firm's marketing activities and focuses on increasing the firm’s presence in the marketplace.
 
Pat brings a wealth of more than 25 years of experience providing audit, accounting, and business consulting services to public and private multinational clients in a number of industries including private equity, real estate, alternative energy, and technology. Pat’s client service experience includes leading complex engagements and helping clients confront challenging business issues. She has extensive experience in acquisitions, divestitures, capital-raising transactions, including initial public offerings, and complex financial reporting issues. In addition, Pat has experience in the area of bankruptcy accounting and reporting.
 
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Pat spent 17 years with Grant Thornton LLP, most recently as an assistant managing partner of its New York office, where she led audit engagements for global companies and served as the engagement quality review partner for other clients. Pat also previously worked for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and commenced her career in public accounting with a Big Four accounting firm.
 
Presentations and Publications
Pat is a well-sought-out speaker on accounting and financial reporting issues. Additionally, she has spoken on various topics for Working Mother’s Magazine and for “Women in the Boardroom.” Pat was previously named one of Long Island’s Top 50 most influential women in business by Long Island Business News.
 
Affiliations
Pat is a member of the AICPA and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). She is currently actively involved at Baruch College with the student mentoring program.  Pat is also a member of the AICPA Technical Standards Subcommittee and the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) Champions Task Force.
 
Education & Licenses
Pat received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Long Island University, C.W. Post Center and a Master of Business Administration in General Management from Dowling College. She also completed post-graduate executive education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School. She is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Connecticut.

Featured In

Jan 28, 2016

Accounting Today covers our Women's Initiative Program 'Leaning Out' more

Jan 20, 2016

Co-Managing Partner Patricia Cummings is featured in Crain's New York Business Regarding Innovation in the Accounting Profession and Corporate Culture more

Jan 15, 2016

Co-Managing Partner Patricia Cummings is featured in an interview in the Huffington Post more

Mar 18, 2015

Women Leadership: The Path May be Clearer, But the Struggle Still Exists more

Dec 17, 2014

Partner Patricia Cummings talks about why there are so few women in leadership positions in the accounting profession and how the dynamics need to change in these interviews for Accounting Today TV. more

Oct 28, 2014

Citrin Cooperman Names Co-Managing Partners of New York City Office more

Oct 01, 2013

Patricia A. Cummings Joins Citrin Cooperman as Partner more


Events

May 07, 2015

NYC Co-Managing Partner Pat Cummings is speaking on a panel focusing on women leadership more

Mar 11, 2015

Pat Cummings will be a speaker on the panel "Journeys in Leadership - Values, Goals, Challenges, and Trade-offs" more