About Clifford J Friedman, MBA, CPA

Clifford J Friedman, MBA, CPA provides tax, accounting and consulting services in Coral Springs, Florida for individuals and businesses throughout South Florida, and the entire United States.

With a broad background spanning 30 years, both in industry and serving clients in my own practice, I have a unique blend of experience and skills that differentiates me from many other CPA's. This background provides in-depth experience in individual and business tax and financial matters, as well as a business executive's insight and perspective.


I have been a CPA for 30 years, including 14 years serving in senior management positions in industry-in both Fortune 100 and small growth company environments, and 16 years providing tax, accounting and consulting services to diverse clients in a variety of industries. Additionally, I have been a part-time University Professor for 12 years, and I currently serve on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company.

Experience & Accomplishments

Experience & Accomplishments

Originally from New York, I earned my Bachelors of Business Administration in Public Accounting from Pace University and my Certified Public Accountant license, after which I moved to South Florida in the early 1980's.

I then entered the corporate world, working for 6 years for Fleet Financial Group (later acquired by Bank of America) as Corporate Group Controller and Assistant Secretary for multiple asset-based lending subsidiaries. Accomplishments and responsibilities included:

  • Successfully managed 2400% growth ($25 to $600 million), integrating numerous mergers and acquisitions; structured debt and designed/implemented reorganization of staff, systems and workflows to accomplish expansion.
  • Oversight and administration of a diverse financial products portfolio consisting of over 80,000 accounts.
  • Controlled tax data and remittances of over $40 million from over 100 consolidating entities for accurate and timely compliance; near perfect record of no-change audits.
  • Implemented/converted numerous enterprise accounting and cost accounting systems and databases.
  • Achieved substantial productivity increase/cost savings from automation, restructuring and austerity measures.

Subsequently, I worked for 8 years in the high-tech, communications, and media space with Viacom-MTV and ATT-Liberty Media at The Box Worldwide Inc. subsidiary as Vice President-Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer. Accomplishments and responsibilities included:

  • Successfully managed growth from 30 domestic locations reaching 2 million households, to over 200 profit/cost centers reaching over 65 million households worldwide, while maintaining lean and efficient cost structures.
  • Financial oversight of international and domestic operations, including Finance, Strategic Planning, Treasury, Risk Management, Administration, Human Resources, Sales Operations, Customer Service, Internet Commerce and Retail Merchandising.
  • Participated in various successful efforts raising substantial equity investment capital.
  • Due diligence, planning and coordination of numerous acquisitions/startups.

After working in corporate for 14 years, the past 16 years have been devoted to my consulting, accounting, and tax practice full time. Services I have provided include:

  • Accounting; Financial planning; and Tax planning, preparation, and representation-for individual and business clients.
  • Consulting and support for business startup, acquisition, growth, turnaround, reorganization, and disposition.

My other professional activities during this period include:
  • I earned my MBA from Nova-Southeastern University in 2004.
  • I have been a part-time University Professor for 14 years, teaching several hundred graduate and undergraduate students.
  • I currently serve on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company as Chairman of the Audit and Compensation committees, responsible for corporate governance and oversight.

This broad and diverse experience has enabled me to develop knowledge and skills which will allow me to provide a wide range of integrated services. Allow me to apply this experience in serving your individual and business tax and financial needs. Call Clifford J Friedman, MBA, CPA.