Arthur D Levy, CPA

           

Chairman, The Roart Group, LLC

     As Chairman for The Roart Group, Arthur works extensively with small and midsize businesses guiding them to greater financial success. He has a passion for the hospitality industry and counsels restaurants on how to become more profitable and expand. Additionally, he works with family businesses and helps them plan for succession and continuity of the family business.

Experience

     Arthur was a Partner at J.H. Cohn, LLP, one of the largest independent accounting and business-consulting firms the United States. As partner in Charge of J.H. Cohn’s family business practice and the hospitality practice, he has worked extensively with small and family owned businesses and restaurateurs in helping them meet their growth objectives, and profit goals. Mr. Levy was founder and managing partner of Arthur D. Levy & Co, a boutique certified public accounting and consulting firm. Mr. Levy also founded and was CEO of Soho Dance, Inc. – the hottest Latin ballroom dance studio in Manhattan. He is a graduate of New York University and a former member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

     Mr. Levy co-founded and was Chairman of the Board for The Small and Family Business Foundation Inc. a not-for profit 501(c) (3) organization that addressed issues pertaining to family owned businesses. He was also active in the New York Restaurant Association and worked closely with top chefs and restaurateurs including, Danny Meyer, Bobby Flay and others. Mr. Levy was also a SCORE counselor using his expertise to guide small business owners.

Awards and Recognition           

     He has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities, and a myriad of other organizations including, the Small Business Administration, The New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a featured speaker for countless other organizations across the Country.

     Mr. Levy has had guest appearances on NBC’s Today Show, Live at Five, CNBC, Fox 5, CNN, and, Radio interviews included Bloomberg News, WOR, CBS(fm), KRock, WBBR and WNLK. He was a financial resource for; The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and others.

     Mr. Levy was honored with the Small Business Award from the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also honored with as the Accountant Advocate of the Year from the Small Business Administration.