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Rob Kester, CPA, ABV, CFF – 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Rob Kester, CPA, ABV, CFF

Blue & Co., LLC CPAs/Advisors
Louisville, KY

Professional Associations/Memberships (please include any leadership roles):

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member  
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • Louisville Estate Planning Council – Member
  • Louisville Bar Association – Allied Professional Member
  • Carriage House – Board President
  • Junior League of Louisville – Community Advisory Board Member
  • The Center for Women and Families – Finance Committee Member
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants – Forensic Accounting and Business Valuation Committee – Chair
  • U.S. CFF Exam Task Force – Committee Member

Career Highlights:

Rob is a Principal in Blue & Co., LLC’s Business Valuation & Litigation Support Services Group and holds the certifications of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He has fourteen plus years’ experience in the forensic accounting and the valuation fields including the areas of estate and gift, marital dissolution, lost profits, damages and support to attorneys in virtually all areas of litigation, including expert testimony and case consultation. Rob is also very active in the community serving as president of the board of directors for the Carriage House and as a member of the Finance Committee for the Center for Women and Families. He is the current chairperson of the Forensic Accounting and Business Valuation Committee for the Kentucky Society of CPAs. He was recently a recipient of the Standing Ovation Award from the FVS section of the AICPA.

What do you see yourself doing professionally in 10 years?

In ten years, I see myself as a nationally recognized business valuation and litigation support expert.

What accounting conferences do you normally attend?

AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference and KyCPA Forensic Accounting & Litigation Conference

What websites/magazines do you use to keep up on news of the accounting profession?

Journal of Accountancy, Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, BVR Business Valuation Update



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