Robert E. Baker Jr., CPA

Robert is a 1987 graduate of the State University of New York College at Oswego where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, Robert started his career with the former "Big Six" accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand of Albany, NY. There, he attained the position of manager where he provided accounting services to a myriad of industries including not-for-profit organizations as well as companies whose stock was traded on national stock exchanges. In addition, Robert has managed the audit and accounting practices of other local accounting firms. Outside of public practice, Robert previously served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a financial services company.

He brings to each client relationship a wealthof technical knowledge from his years in public accounting, and a keen sense of the intricacies of operating a business. As a shareholder, he oversees the servicing of the Firm's not-for-profit and governmental clientele, and offers "CFO For Hire" services to clients temporarily without, or in need of consultation from a CFO's perspective. Robert manages the QuickBooks® practice for the firm, providing training, bookkeeping set-up and support for QuickBooks® accounting software. Bob is a member in good standing of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society for Certified Public Accountants. He is a life-long resident of the Capital District and has been involved as a volunteer fornumerous civic events. He and his wife and three daughters reside in Slingerlands, NY.