Robert A. Green, CPA
CEO of Green & Company Inc. & Managing Member of Green, Neuschwander & Manning, LLC
ROLE AT GREEN COMPANIES
As founder and CPA/CEO of Green & Company Inc., Mr. Green develops and leads our tax strategies, including our trader tax niche. Mr. Green handles our content generation, speaking, writing, advocacy, marketing, business development, alliances, events and more.
As Managing Member of Green, Neuschwander & Manning, LLC our CPA firm, Robert Green performs most client consultations and entity formations. Mr. Green is also involved with tax controversy, including IRS and state exams, appeals and tax court. Mr. Green co-manages operations on the CPA firm, too.
Robert A. Green is a CPA and founder and CEO of Green & Company Inc. (GreenTraderTax.com), a publishing company, and Managing Member and Founder of Green, Neuschwander & Manning, LLC, a tax and accounting firm catering to traders, investment management, and small business. He is a leading authority on trader tax. Mr. Green is a contributor to Forbes. He is also the author of The Tax Guide for Traders (McGraw-Hill, 2004), Green’s 2016 Trader Tax Guide and wrote the “Business of Trading” column for Active Trader magazine for 14 years. Mr. Green is frequently interviewed and has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Barron’s. Mr. Green has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and Forbes.com Video Network. He is the chief tax speaker at the MoneyShow University and Traders Expo and teaches “Trader Tax 101″ for CCH to tax professionals.
WORK EXPERIENCE AT GREEN & COMPANY
In 1983, Mr. Green left a “big four” accounting firm to establish his CPA firm, Green & Company CPAs. The first clients of this firm were very successful money managers and brokers in the foreign exchange market (an international marketplace). Green & Company grew through client referrals among Harvard graduates. Some of the first notable clients were members of one of the most famous Wall Street families. This family made many referrals, and the company only accepted new clients that were referred by other clients (European royalty were among those clients). From 1983 until the birth of the Internet in 1995, Green & Company had a boutique firm catering to high-net-worth entrepreneurs and families.
In 1997, Green & Company led the revolution for online traders in adopting the new trader tax laws passed in 1997. Fantastic growth in the use of the Internet required that the company change its business model from a private boutique CPA firm catering to a small, wealthy client base to one that accommodated traders all around the country. Green & Company has grown consistently with full quality control and no supply constraints to meet the needs of our growing ranks of clientele.
Mr. Green has a diversified experience.
In 1987, he expanded the traditional accounting and tax services of Green & Company to offer business consulting and private investment services. Mr. Green helped the firm’s venture capital clients sell companies in their portfolios. He acted as a partner with individual clients to start and operate new investment companies. During this period, Mr. Green spent the majority of his time in his accounting practice.
In 1988, he and a group of his clients formed an investment group to acquire, restructure and operate a large industrial company headquartered in France. Mr. Green acted as Chairman and CEO of both the investment group and the French industrial company until 1990. During this period, Mr. Green spent the majority of his time in his accounting practice.
In 1990, Mr. Green and a client of Green & Company formed a television production company. Between 1990 and 1995, this company produced and aired 120 half-hour television programs (Tennis Television and The New Tennis Magazine Show) in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Green acted as Chairman and CEO of the company and executive producer. During this period, Mr. Green spent the majority of his time in his accounting practice. The Williams sisters learned how to play tennis from the Tennis Television videos.
Since 1995, Mr. Green has devoted 100 percent of his time and efforts on growing Green & Company through client referrals and over the Internet. Beginning in 1995, Mr. Green led the charge to e-commerce taxation, virtual accounting, and a niche-based practice.
Mr. Green started GreenTraderTax.com in early 1997 when Congress changed the tax laws to create many new tax benefits for traders (Section 475 MTM tax loss insurance). GreenTraderTax.com has been the leader in the trader tax market ever since. (Initially, the name of the company was TraderTax.com, but many others tried to copy the business, so “Green” was added to the name.)
Mr. Green has also performed pro-bono services and acted as Founder and Treasurer of the Swedish American Art Foundation.
Mr. Green was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y. He lived and worked in Manhattan from 1977 until the end of 1999. He now resides in Fairfield County, Conn. with his wife. He also has a weekend home in New York City.
WORK EXPERIENCE BEFORE FOUNDING COMPANY
Before founding Green & Company CPAs in 1983, Mr. Green worked at Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young LLP). Mr. Green was a senior accountant in Ernst & Whinney’s privately owned business department. He worked on audits and tax matters for investment companies, money managers, real estate businesses and manufacturers.
Before joining Ernst & Whinney, Mr. Green worked at Brout & Company (now part of BDO), a mid-sized accounting firm doing audits and tax preparation work.
Mr. Green’s first job out of college was at a small “boutique” CPA firm Gang & Company that had very wealthy individuals, including leading families on Wall Street, as clients. Mr. Green made valuable relationships with some of these clients, a few of which became the first clients of Green & Company CPAs. To this day, Green & Company maintains relationships with wealthy Wall Street professionals as clients and friends. At this firm, Mr. Green worked strictly on tax compliance and consulting for investment professionals, wealthy investors, traders and money managers.
Received Bachelor of Science in 1977 from the State University of New York at Albany
Attended on Regents (academic) Scholarship
Accounting major; Philosophy minor
SUNY Albany was and still is considered one of the top accounting schools in the country
At graduation, Mr. Green excelled on the Law Boards and was accepted to many outstanding law schools, but he decided to pursue a career in public accounting first
NYS CPA LICENSE & AICPA MEMBERSHIP
New York State Certified Public Accountant License for Green Robert
License No. 040809-1, Certificate No. 8128905, Currently renewed until April 30, 2019
Certificate in PDF and online
Member of AICPA No. 6135357