Philip J.  Whitman, CPA
Whitman Business Advisors LLC, Morganville, NJ

Philip J. Whitman, CPA, is the President of Whitman Business Advisors LLC, a national consultancy that specializes in succession planning strategies for CPA Firms. Whitman Business Advisors provides merger and acquisition, strategic talent acquisition and practice management consulting services to small, medium and large firms; from sole practitioners to world-class global firms. Prior to establishing Whitman Business Advisors, Whitman spent 18 years in Practice Management of professional service firms. As the Chief Operating Officer he has worked with top management in overseeing day-to-day operations and ensured efficiency and profitability at firms ranging from three partners, twelve employees, and $2 million in annual revenues to working with one of the Top 30 CPA firms in the Nation, with 48 partners, 400 employees and almost $100 million in annual revenues. Prior to his transition into practice management, Whitman spent almost six years as a multi-unit owner-operator of a National restaurant franchise, which is where he began honing his knowledge of labor law, human resources management and organizational leadership. His accounting firm experience includes audit work at Price Waterhouse, and tax work at Spicer & Oppenheim. Whitman has authored articles and has been a featured speaker for the Association of Legal Administrators NYC Chapter and the New York State Society of CPAs, where he is Chair of the Practice Management Oversight Committee, an active member of the Large and Medium Firm Practice Management and Chief Financial Officers Committees, and the immediate past-chair of the Human Resource Committee. He was the Conference Chair of the Foundation for Accounting Educationís 2010 and 2009 Practice Management Conferences and 2008 CFOs, Controllers, and Financial Executives Conference. He is also a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.