by Gary Brunick, Jr.
“Accounting is much more than numbers; in a way I am a translator. Evaluating both the quantitative and qualitative information of an organization’s financial operation and providing management with actionable feedback is gratifying.”
For Gary, taking a concept that is complex and dissecting it into something more easily digestible is what makes his work enjoyable day to day. Performing audits of financial statements, as well as preparation of various information returns, such as Form 5500 and Form 990, Gary has extensive audit experience working with labor organizations, employee benefit plans and non-profit organizations.
When it comes to making sure things are done right, Gary believes this manifests from proper planning and evaluation of results throughout the audit – not just in the final hour. He challenges his team to make perceptible observations and to make transparent all anomalies.
An Insider’s Perspective
Gary first came to Buchbinder in 2000. After several years working in our audit practice, he joined the finance department of a large statewide union where he spent nearly nine years. During this time, he was responsible for reporting on monthly financial results, accounting software administration, budgeting and compliance reporting. Gary rejoined Buchbinder in 2013, armed with this knowledge and insight, and bringing a unique perspective to his clients. He knows too well the pain points they face first hand – not just during the audit engagement – but also throughout the year.
Gary’s insider knowledge and experience affords him great insight into his clients’ operations, relative to their challenges. His ability to connect and his proactive approach to problem solving has resulted in developing strong client relationships based on a deep understanding of the accounting and finance function.
Based out of Buchbinder’s Bethesda office, Gary was admitted to the firm’s partnership in July 2015. He is a member of the firm’s Information Technology Committee and Quality of Life Committee.
In his spare time, Gary enjoys spending quality time with his family, hiking, traveling and watching his beloved New York Yankees. He has served as a board member for Habitat for Humanity in Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties.
Gary earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University School of Management (SUNY). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gary is licensed to practice in Maryland, New York and Virginia, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.