Ken Cerini

Kenneth R. Cerini, CPA, CFP, FABFA

Managing Partner


(631) 582-1600 x203

Professional Experience:

Ken is the Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP and is the executive responsible for the administration of our not-for-profit and educational providers practice group. In addition to his extensive audit experience both at Ernst & Young, LLP, and Cerini & Associates, LLP, Ken has been directly involved in providing consulting services for nonprofits and educational facilities of all sizes throughout New York State.

Ken has won numerous awards, and has been quoted in publications such as Newsday, Long Island Business News, the Long Island Press, and the New York Times. Ken is the editor for three of the five newsletters published in-house by the firm, including: The Lesson Plan, written for school districts; The Special ED-ition, published for special education providers; and The NFP Advisor, written specifically for the nonprofit sector. He teaches a graduate level nonprofit accounting course at LIU—CW Post.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounting and auditing
  • Operational and internal control reviews
  • Forensic audits and fraud investigations
  • Internal audit functions
  • Review, modification, and creation of policies and procedures manuals, including assistance in creating policies and related forms
  • Various third-party reimbursement matters, including appeals and optimization
  • Budgeting and program design
  • Merger & acquisition due diligence
  • Response and support to refute third party funders’ audit findings and assessment of funding recoveries (i.e. OSC, etc.)
  • Exempt organization returns
  • Litigation Support

Key Clients:

  • Special Education Providers
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • School Districts
  • Healthcare

Professional Affiliations:

  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • NYSSCPA Nonprofit Accounting Committee
  • Past President of The NYSSCPA Suffolk County Board of Directors
  • Nassau County Health Care Committee
  • Chairman of The Suffolk County Nonprofit and Government Accounting Committee
  • Coalition of Behavioral Organizations
  • American Board of Forensic Accountants
  • Treasurer of The Lymphatic Education & Research Network
  • Coalition of Children with Special Needs (Long Island & NYC Chapters)
  • The InterAgency Council
  • Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
  • New York State Association of School Business Officials
  • President of The Social Enterprise Alliance – Long Island Chapter
  • Association of Children’s Therapeutic Services
  • Founder of the Business ExChange

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Accounting
  • Adjunct Professor – LI University CW Post Campus


Ken graduated from C.W. Post with a B.S. in Accountancy.

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