Stacy L. Gilbert is an audit and tax partner with over 30 years of expertise providing tax, accounting, business, and forensic valuation services. She has a strong focus in the restaurant and hospitality industries, serving as a co-leader of the firm’s Restaurant and Hospitality Practice and specializing in business consulting services.
Stacy has specialized knowledge in numerous industries, advising clients in businesses such as restaurant and hospitality, franchising, retail, technology, and foods manufacturing and distribution, as well as women entrepreneurs and business leaders. She consults on a variety of tax matters including tax compliance and tax planning, income, payroll and sales tax, and foreign reporting and provides business advisory services with respect to structuring, internal control and profitability enhancement. She also has experience with mergers and acquisitions, providing necessary knowledge and advice to start-up companies.
Stacy is one of the founding members of the firm's Women's Initiatives Committee and the first woman to be unanimously voted to the firm's Executive Committee.
Stacy has a deep expertise in representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and various state taxing authorities. She specializes in helping clients navigate through complex financial challenges to minimize penalties and create a favorable outcome.
Stacy joined Citrin Cooperman in 2010 from Rose, Dratch & Gilbert, where she was a founding partner.
Presentation and Publications
Stacy is a published author and contributes to a variety of hospitality publications and media outlets, including FSR magazine, Restaurant Resource Management and Restaurant Hospitality magazine, as well as features in Crain's New York and NJBIZ. She has been invited to speak at functions presented by the New York City Hospitality Alliance, and has also been engaged to lecture on small and entrepreneurial business fundamentals, effective small business auditing, depreciation, and the review of financial statements and tax returns, among other topics.
Stacy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and the New Jersey Society of Public Accountants (NJSCPA). She most recently won NJSCPA's 2016 "Women of Note" award, which spotlights noteworthy female CPAs who have had a significant impact on the accounting profession. She is also a diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFEI).
Education & Licenses
Stacy received her B.S. in Accounting from Herbert H. Lehman College. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and New Jersey.