Jeffrey (‘Jeff’) W. Kent, CPA

Partner

Personal Information


What makes Maher Duessel a great place to work?
Fun people and welcoming culture

If I were not an accountant my dream job would be?
Pediatrician

When I am not crunching numbers I am….
On the couch

Jeff began his public accounting career in 2001 with Maher Duessel and was named Partner in 2016. He serves as Partner on a wide range of governmental and non-profit audit engagements including municipalities, counties, state agencies, HUD funded entities, authorities, charter schools, human service providers, and educational organizations, and he has extensive experience in Single Audit compliance. Jeff also serves as Partner in Charge of the firm’s employee benefit plan audit team. In this role, he is responsible for training all employee benefit audit staff, implementing new standards, providing technical expertise to the staff, and completing partner and second partner reviews of engagements.

Professional Involvement
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Special Review Committee for Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports  – Technical Reviewer
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Advanced Single Audit Certification
  • GFOA Pennsylvania State Board – Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Member Services Committee – Co-Chair
  • PICPA Pittsburgh Chapter – President
  • Maher Duessel Accounting and Auditing Committee – Partner Liaison
Commitment to the Community
  • Auberle – Member of Board of Directors and Finance Committee
  • Leadership Pittsburgh – Class XXXV Graduate
  • Leadership Development Initiative – LDI XV Graduate
Education
  • B.S. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from Grove City College

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