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Joshua Budwitz

Joshua Budwitz

Josh is an Associate with nearly seven years of experience in consulting and public and private accounting, with clients ranging from small startups to large multinational companies from a variety of industries such as life sciences, technology, retail, and construction. His specialty lies in the revitalization of underperforming companies.

With Accordion, Josh has partnered with management of private equity-backed companies to enhance liquidity, improve visibility, and ensure covenant compliance. Additionally, he has focused on the identification, implementation, and tracking of cost reduction initiatives.

Prior to joining Accordion, Josh worked at Marcum LLP in their assurance services group. For more than five years, he helped lead private and public audit engagements through a planned risk-based audit approach of the client’s entire accounting cycle. He also assessed significant risk areas and performed technical research on complex accounting issues to ensure compliance with all standards and regulations, including U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

Before Marcum LLP, Josh worked on the finance and accounting team for a private equity-backed global wine merchant, Sokolin LLC. In this role, he worked directly with management and was responsible for day-to-day accounting operations, preparing financial reports for inclusion in monthly board meetings, and analyzing financial activity for both domestic and foreign operations.

Josh graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in Pittsburgh, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence…the slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

Something You Should Know

  • Played college football at Washington & Jefferson College
  • Worked at a metal fabrication company, where he learned to cut, bend, and weld steel/aluminum products (from high school through college)
  • Builds a hockey rink in his backyard each winter

Noteworthy

  • Has presented to various professional organizations on the following finance & accounting subjects: financial reporting, revenue recognition, risk assessments, and banking