Gary Krausz has over sixteen years of experience in public accounting, heads the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Department, and is responsible for the firm’s Quality Control. He provides audit, accounting and consulting service to middle-market businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Southern California.
He also manages forensic accounting and civil litigation matters and has performed numerous assignments involving fraud investigations, trust and estate disputes, partnership disputes, royalty audits, bankruptcy investigations, misappropriations of funds by fiduciaries, and other commercial disputes. He regular serves as an expert witness on accounting investigation matters.
Prior to joining Gursey | Schneider, Gary was an Audit Senior Manager at KPMG LLP. His responsibilities included managing and delivering financial statement audit services, 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, unregistered securities offerings, and completed due diligence and management advisory services projects. He also served as a KPMG National Assurance Instructor, teaching audit and accounting courses to audit professionals and developing course materials.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the California Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Gary serves on the Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Technical Committee; the highest technical committee of the California Society of CPAs on accounting and auditing issues and helps plan the annual Accounting and Auditing Conference of the CalCPA Education Foundation.
Gary regularly teaches undergraduate level accounting courses at UCLA Extension.
Outside of work, Gary serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer for The Executives, a support group for the Los Angeles Jewish Home, volunteers for his children’s school PTA, and various other community outreach and educational committees of the California Society of CPA’s. Gary lives in Woodland Hills with his wife and two daughters.