Partner - New England Practice and Accounting Advisory Group Leader
As financial reporting requirements become increasingly complex and global regulations expand, organizations need advanced accounting capabilities with accurate reporting. It’s important, therefore, to leverage the right advice when addressing a range of increasingly complex accounting areas, including matters such as business combinations, impairments, consolidation, financial instruments, valuation, complex contracts and arrangements, and transaction-related accounting and financial reporting.
In addition, organizations need to implement new accounting and financial reporting standards, such as those related to revenue and leases. Organizations need a comprehensive action plan to interpret accounting requirements, identify key issues to manage, process revisions, adjust accounting systems, revise internal controls, and account for tax impacts.
Scott Levy is a Partner at DLA, LLC and serves as the New England Practice and Accounting Advisory Leader. Scott has more than 25 years of professional experience advising clients on business and accounting issues ranging from business planning and equity compensation to mergers and acquisitions. He has significant experience in SOX Compliance, SEC Reporting, SEC Filings, and U.S. GAAP, with a focus on serving public and private companies in the technology, biotech, healthcare, distribution, and manufacturing industries. Scott specializes in working with public companies and has taken numerous companies public, as well as assisted in raising money for public and private offerings.
Prior to joining DLA, Scott was the Northeast Regional Audit Practice Leader and New England Managing Partner for Grant Thornton LLP. His responsibilities were focused on business development, managing the business operations and delivering client service. In addition to his role as Audit Partner, Scott performed engagement and office quality control reviews and was significantly involved in resolving complex accounting matters. Scott also advised companies on structuring transactions and understanding the financial reporting requirements.
Sobel & Co.
Ernst & Young
University of Phoenix – MBA
State University of New York at Albany – B.S. in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant (MA, NY, NJ)
Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
40 Under 40 – NY and NJ
Boston Business Journal: ‘Who’s Who in Accounting’
Quoted in various publications in New Jersey and Boston including NJ Biz and Boston Business Journal’
Serves and have served on numerous Not-for-Profit Boards including Citi Performing Arts Center, SBANE, Mass Society of CPA’s, Junior Achievement, Anti-Defamation League and Jewish National Fund
Phil Ramacca is the President & COO of DLA, LLC. Phil has over 30 years of broad business experience, with extensive audit experience relating to real estate and asset management companies. Phil has worked extensively with all of DLA’s real estate clients, including REITs, REOCs, and Private Equity firms, and serves as the Lead Client Service Partner for numerous real estate clients.
Phil has worked with dozens of companies to initially comply with SOX requirements and maintain that compliance is ongoing. Phil has extensive audit experience in all categories of real estate and has performed in-depth reviews of the operations of joint venture partners, third-party managed properties, self-managed properties, and hotels. Phil works closely with senior management and his responsibilities include coordinating client engagements; post engagement discussions with client executives; recognizing, researching and resolving technical accounting and auditing issues; consulting on business combinations; and assisting clients negotiating debt agreements.
Ernst & Young
Long Island University, CW Post – B.S. in Accounting