Biography

Bryan Saftlas, a Principal at WilkinGuttenplan, has over 20 years of experience. He specializes in audit and advisory services for a variety of industries such as consumer products, technology, life sciences, private equity funds, hedge funds, and broker dealers. He provides these services to both private companies and SEC filers. He has significant experience providing guidance to clients on issues related to SEC rules and regulations, U.S. GAAP, and IFRS. Bryan also focuses on business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, reverse mergers, revenue recognition, equity-based compensation, initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and debt offerings.

Bryan has served as an adjunct professor in the accounting department of Rutgers University’s School of Business.  He has also been a featured speaker on technical accounting topics on a national level for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 2014, NJBIZ included Bryan on its “Forty Under 40” list for his outstanding contributions to the New Jersey business community, the accounting industry, and community service.

Prior to joining the firm, Bryan was a partner with a regional CPA firm.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Featured on the 2014 NJBIZ “40 Under 40” list
  • Board Member of Junior Achievement of NJ

Education:

  • Bryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from Rutgers University. He continues his education through regular continuing professional education (CPE) and educational seminars. seminars.

Q&A

What excites you most about the future of your industry?

The deployment of new advanced technologies like the artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and smart digital hubs.

What motivates you?

The goal to be better than I was yesterday.

If you weren’t an accountant/consultant, what would you be?

If I weren’t an accountant/consultant, I would be just as happy and enthusiastic about whatever I was doing as I am in my role as an accountant/consultant.

What is your favorite part of the culture at W&G?

The people.

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