Robert R. Lyons, CPA New York, NY
Rob has 40 years of experience in the field of public accounting including experience with both regional and national Big 4 accounting firms. Rob's emphasis has been in the not-for-profit tax and audit fields for the past thirty years. In addition to professional activities, he has taught and lectured in various advanced educational programs. Prior to Joining MP&S, Rob was the Director of Not-For-Profit Tax for KPMG's New York office and had direct responsibility for tax operations for over 250 medium to large size not-for-profit clients including various pension trust activities.
Rob's specialization includes but is not limited to the areas of unrelated business income, use of for-profit subsidiaries, IRS intermediate sanctions, alternative investments and various other exempt organization reporting and compliance issues. In addition, he has consulted extensively with non-profits in the area of planned giving and development, expansion and growth potential.
He has written numerous articles in the Journal of Taxation for Exempt Organizations and Tax Advisor Direct. Rob's book credits include: Getting Started with Non-Profits, Non-Profits-Advanced Tax Issues, the 990 Workshop, CPA: Guide to Planned Giving, and Form 990: AICPA's Answer to Unlocking the Tax Complexities.
Rob is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs and is a CPA licensed to practice in New York State, Florida, the District of Columbia and Virginia.