About Ira

Ira M. Kantor is partner-in-charge of the Accounting Services division in the Firm’s Melville, New York office and a leader in the national Construction Services Group. He advises clients with financial statement preparation, tax compliance, tax planning, budgeting and forecasting, and business consulting.

Ira is proficient in Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) and helps develop curriculum for the national Accounting and Business Services Department on an annual basis.

He has extensive experience serving clients in a variety of industries, with a niche working with closely-held businesses in the construction industry. He frequently speaks and is asked to write articles for industry organizations on topics related to accounting and auditing matters in the construction industry.

He is active in the construction business community, with leadership positions at the Construction Financial Management Association, Contractors for Kids, Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University, and at the Institute of Management Accountants, among other community endeavors.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
    • Real Estate and Construction Committee, Suffolk Chapter, Former Chairperson
  • LEA/Leading Edge Alliance, Real Estate and Construction Special Interest Group
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Long Island Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Contractors for Kids, Advisory Board Member
  • Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University, Board Member
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Long Island, Board Member

Articles & Presentations

  • W/MBE & DBE Rules and Certifications presentation, 2021
  • Revenue Recognition presentation – Construction Financial Management Assn, 2019
  • Lease Standards presentation – Construction Financial Management Assn, 2019
  • Now is the Time for Contractors to Prepare for the New Lease Standards, Construction Executive Magazine, 2018
  • Fundamentals of Construction Accounting
  • The Accountants Role as a Business Advisor, 2015
Practice Focus

Assurance Services
Accounting & Taxation
Business Advisory Services
Business Consulting

Industry Focus

Real Estate
Closely-Held Businesses
Professional Services Firms


Bachelor of Science, Accounting
SUNY Oswego

Awards & Recognition

Who’s Who in Accounting, Long Island Business News, 2021