Mr. Schlapp is the managing partner of the Firm and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants and has been serving the labor industry since 1977. He monitors the Firm's compliance with changing regulations and trends in the accounting profession specific to labor organizations and employee benefit plans. Mr. Schlapp is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York
Mr. Van Sertima specializes in working with employee benefit plans and with labor organizations. He has more than twenty-five years of public accounting experience, twenty of which have been devoted exclusively to employee benefit plans and labor organizations. He has also worked as a controller and internal auditor. His background has given him substantial experience in supervising and performing audits and other types of engagements of employee benefit plans and labor organizations.
He is an assistant professor in accounting and auditing at the City University of New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Fraud Examiners. He has also written and taught for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and oversees the Firm's continuing professional education program. Mr. Van Sertima graduated summa cum laude from the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Science degree in business management and leadership.
Mr. Kobrick is a retired founding partner of the Firm who now serves the Firm as a consultant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1956 and has been associated with labor organizations and welfare and pension plans for more than fifty years.
He is a past chairman of the Committee on Labor Organizations and Welfare Funds and the Committee on Employees Profit Sharing and Benefits Funds of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and served on the committee for many years. In addition, he was directly involved in writing the guidelines for the accounting of association welfare and pension plans, the forerunner of today's AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide for Employee Benefit Plans