Partner - New England Practice and Accounting Advisory Group Leader
Managing Director - Accounting Advisory
In today’s dynamic business and regulatory environment, financial reporting is constantly changing. Lean finance teams may not have the required financial resources and talent to prepare and navigate through a financial statement audit. Our professionals can support companies through all phases of the audit.
September 16, 2020
August 19, 2020
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
Jesse Liszkiewicz is a Director in the Accounting Advisory Practice at DLA, LLC, based out of NYC. He had experience planning, supervising, and performing integrated audits of SEC-filing companies in the Entertainment, Media, and Communications industry, including CBS Corporation, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, as well as financial statement audits of privately-owned companies such as Mediacom Communications Corporation and Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.
Prior to joining DLA, Jesse served as an Assurance Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for nearly 10 years. He reviewed and prepared detailed audit testing in areas including revenue, business combinations, divestitures, pensions, stock-based compensation, goodwill and intangible assets, and financial reporting.
Jesse managed teams to conduct audit procedures and ensure work papers and documentation met PCAOB-regulated quality standards. He interacted and coordinated with, as well as reviewed the work performed by various lines of services, inclusive of information systems, tax, valuations, and other specialists.
He also played a significant role in training staff. Jesse assisted with helping clients adopt new accounting standards, including internal controls, in addition to preparing and leading client presentations. He developed and managed engagement budgets and was responsible for organizing financial data to present to partners and key client contacts.
He also negotiated annual audit fees as well as additional billing opportunities with clients.
Besides his day-to-day responsibilities, Jesse also participated in recruiting events and acted as a mentor for Assurance Senior Associates and Associates by participating in firm-wide employee coaching programs, aside from contributing to annual performance assessment discussions.
Master of Business Administration, Finance, Rutgers University
B.S., Accounting, Rowan University
Certified Public Accountant (NJ)
Recipient of the Outstanding Business Student Medallion Award
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
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