From Auditors to Financial Advisory Professionals - The Evolution and Expansion of the Opportunities for CPA's in Professional Services Firms | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

From Auditors to Financial Advisory Professionals - The Evolution and Expansion of the Opportunities for CPA's in Professional Services Firms

Thomas Dickerson lecture


Andy joined Deloitte in New York City 28 years ago and currently serves as Advisory Partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP.  He is a senior member of the firm’s Special Acquisition Services Group (SAS) and leads its NY Advisory (Accounting) team.  SAS comprises cross-functional teams throughout major global cities and primarily serves the needs of one of the world’s leading global alternative asset managers. 


Prior to joining SAS in 1997, Andy spent 7 years in Deloitte’s Tri-State Audit practice focusing on audits of large SEC registrants in various industries.  In 2006, he was seconded to Hong Kong where he spent 5 years serving as Managing Director and Leader of the SAS Group in the Asia Pacific region.  During his time in the region, he teamed with Deloitte’s local resources in 10 different geographies and lead over 75 transactions. He returned to New York in 2011.


In addition to his various domestic and international leadership responsibilities, Andy currently focuses on leading complex transactions and cross-border acquisitions for certain large private equity funds.  Over the course of the last 20 years in SAS, Andy has worked on almost 200 different transactions that span various industries in 20 different countries and 5 continents. Andy also focuses on helping private equity owned portfolio companies and the Deloitte teams responsible for these companies with both their ongoing tax, audit transactions as well as other business needs such as M&A, IPOs, debt refinancing, special dividends to name a few.


Born and raised in the New York City metropolitan area, Andy holds a B.S. in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University and a M.B.A. from Columbia University School of Business.  Andy is a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  In addition to his involvement in various local and community organizations and activities, Andy served for many years as advisor to the Case Western Reserve Admissions Program.  Andy is based in New York and resides in Westchester County with his wife Lynne, (a Case Alumnus), their two teenage daughters Kara and Elizabeth, and son Andrew (12).  Kara is currently completing her first year at Elon University. Andy enjoys golf and spends time with his family traveling, cooking, fishing and boating.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
TVUC Ballroom 234C
11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Speaker(s): ANDREW ELCIK, Advisory Partner, Special Acquisition Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Sponsored by: Department of Accountancy


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