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Zachary Gordon, CPA – 2022 “40 Under 40” Honoree

Zachary Gordon, CPA – 2022 40 Under 40 Honoree

VP-Accounting
Propeller Industries
https://www.propellerindustries.com/

I started my career at Marks Paneth as an associate, working on a variety of clients across real estate, tech and others. Upon reaching that precipice, I decided to see the “other side of the table” and moved to private equity. During this period, I was able to get experience with real estate, healthcare, fintech, crypto, cannabis and tech. I learned about fundraising, setting up internal control frameworks, developing processes and investor reporting, and scaling up a business via automation and optimization.

I came back into public accounting to co-lead a cannabis practice and modernize a client accounting services practice. I am now VP of Accounting with Propeller Industries, with a focus on blockchain amongst other interesting clientele.  

I sit on the NYSSCPA Board, Digital Assets, Cannabis and Technology Assurance Committees, and AICPA Cannabis Committee. I also am advisor for CoFounders Lab as well as several tech startups.

What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?

I am an active member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA, serving on the NYSSCPA Board and multiple committees. I am passionate about educating those in and outside the industry on its evolution. An area of interest is helping to develop guidance for both cannabis and crypto.

I have been published in various publications, including Accounting Today, CPA Trendlines, Tax Stringer, and Yahoo! Finance. I have spoken across conferences and podcasts on cannabis, emerging technologies, and cryptocurrency/blockchain. I have been a volunteer with Big Brother Big Sister NYC since 2014 and hold regular “office hours” with startup founders via CoFounders Lab.

See all of the 2022 “40 Under 40” and “20 Under 40” honorees.