Earl Clukies is a Manager in the Financial Services Group with over five years of experience. He performs audits of the financial statements and footnote disclosures in accordance with U.S. GAAP and SEC rules and regulations for a variety of clients in the financial services industry, including broker dealers, investment advisory firms, private equity fund, and hedge funds. Earl is responsible for all phases of the audit, including planning, organization, supervision and review of the fieldwork.
Earl has experience with substantive audit procedures surrounding complex areas. He has reviewed net capital computations and FOCUS report filings to assess compliance with FINRA regulations. Additionally, Earl has provided quarterly review services for public clients and performed SOX 404 internal control testing.
Prior to joining the firm, Earl was a Senior Accountant and Assistant Financial Operations Principal (FINOP) for a financial consulting firm and provided accounting, analytics and regulatory support to a variety of clients, including banks, broker-dealers, private equity, investment advisory, and asset management firms among other services.
In his community, Earl is the Financial Director of SuperMarvelous Society, a not-for-profit charitable organization, aimed at reducing poverty and its consequences within New York City by the promotion of positive social mobility. As an active member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Earl is involved in the firm’s recruitment efforts through NABA. He also assists in the internal training of staff on topics of broker-dealers within the firm’s financial services group.
Earl is a contributor to the firm’s financial services blog.