Warren Ruppel, CPA

Partner, Government Services Practice Leader

Warren Ruppel
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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.503.6391
Fax: 212.503.6392


Warren Ruppel, CPA, is a Partner within the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP. He has over 40 years of experience in accounting and auditing services for governments and nonprofits. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ruppel served as the Assistant Comptroller for Accounting of The City of New York, where he was responsible for all aspects of the City’s accounting and financial reporting. He was also the Secretary of the City’s Audit Committee.

Mr. Ruppel began his distinguished career in 1979 with KPMG. In 1989, he joined the staff of Deloitte & Touche where he specialized in audits of not-for-profit organizations and governments. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of an international not-for-profit organization.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ruppel has been actively involved with education. Not only has he conducted numerous hands-on training courses and seminars, but he has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer of Accountancy at the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. Currently, Mr. Ruppel serves on the Executive Advisory Board to the Department of Accounting and Tax of St. John’s University. He is the Government Specialist for Smart Pros on-line continuing professional education, for which he tapes a quarterly session on current industry developments and also conducts webinars for Lorman Education Services.

noted author, he has written several well-respected books about governmental and nonprofit accounting and auditing matters, including: Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy, Not-for-Profit Organization Audits, Not-for-Profit Audit Committee Best Practices, OMB Circular A -133 Audits, GAAP for Governments and Governmental Accounting Made Easy.

Mr. Ruppel remains committed to the field of accounting through his participation in a variety of professional organizations. He is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs. In 2013, he was elected as a Vice President of the Society and also became a member of its Executive Committee. On June 1, 2014, he began serving a three-year term as a Director-at-Large on its Board of Directors. He was also the chair of the Society’s Audit and Governance Committees. He has also served on the Finance Committee and was President of the Board of Trustees of the Society’s Foundation for Accounting Education. In addition, he serves on the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and previously served on the Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee.

He is also a member the American Institute of CPAs as well as the Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association. He is also a member of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Committee of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association. He is a past president of the New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.


St. John's University, College of Business
Queens, New York
Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
Major: Accounting

Professional Memberships

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Positions held include:
Member, AICPA Council
Telephonic Member, Technical Issues Committee
Member, New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)
Positions held include:
Director-at-Large, Board of Directors
Chair, Audit Committee
Chair, Governance Committee
Vice President, Professional Issues
Member, Executive Committee
President, Foundation of Accounting Education, Board of
Finance Committee
Member and Chair, Government Accounting and Auditing
Member, Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee
Member, Special Review Committee of the Government
Finance Officers Association
Member, Special Review Committee of the Government
Finance Officers Association
Member, New York State Government Finance Officers
Past President, New York Chapter of the Institute of
Management Accountant

Practice Areas

Nonprofit Industry
Higher Education
Local Government
State Government
Federal Single Audits

Licensed In

New Jersey
New York