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 30 years of experience in accounting and auditing services for governments and nonprofits. Additionally, he serves as a resource for the firm's Professional Practice Group.  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 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 whom he tapes a quarterly session on current industry developments and also conducts webinars for Lorman Education Services.

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


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

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
          Director-at-Large, Board of
          Chair, Audit Committee
          Former Vice President, Professional
          Former Member, Executive Committee
          Former President, Foundation of
          Accounting Education, Board
          of Trustees
          Former Member, Finance
          Member (Former Chair),
          Government Accounting and
          Auditing Committee
          Former Member, Not-for-Profit
          Organizations Committee
Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association
New York State Government Finance Officers Association
New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants
          Past President

Practice Areas

Local Government
State Government
Federal Single Audits
Nonprofit Industry
Higher Education

Licensed In

New Jersey
New York