Debra M. Simon, CPA, MST
Main Number 201-343-4470 ext. 200
I have worked for two State CPA societies for the past 20 years and can think of very few people who have shown the dedication and commitment that Debra Simon has to the CPA profession. She has generously given of her time and talent in so many ways – from committee related work, handling technical inquiries, providing assistance to the Society’s chapters to speaking at numerous conferences and special statewide events. And the list simply goes on from there. She has served in a variety of leadership positions over a decade of service and has provided great insight into the critical issues and projects at hand. I believe our Society and the CPA profession have been made stronger through her hard work, determination and guidance.
- James Hardenberg, CPA, CAE
Director, NJSCPA, Education Foundation, Inc.
Debra Simon, a dedicated tax professional and business consultant, is the founder of DMSimon CPA. With over 35 years of extensive financial experience, Debra provides a wealth of experience to her clients. Debra has managed her practice since 1989, applying knowledge and techniques derived through work within major CPA firms, senior managerial roles in multinational banking institutions, and adjunct CFO and consulting positions with closely held manufacturing and service corporations.
Debra has been a member of the faculty of New York University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Rockland Community College. As a program leader for the American Management Association, she focused on helping non-financial executives and business owners identify and understand the financial and tax ramifications of their business operations. She has been a frequent lecturer for professional associations and business groups.
An active member of the New York State Society of CPA’s, Debra has served on the Estate Planning Committeethe Family Office Committee and the Small Firms Practice Management Committee. Also active within the New Jersey Society of CPA’s, she has served as a trustee, and chaired many of the tax committees and the overall Taxation Group. Committees included the Multistate Taxation, State Taxation, and Estate Tax Committees.
On the international and multinational front, Debra's consulting and services draws on her experience in advanced taxation and banking to assist taxpayers with compliance and exposure regarding US and state taxation of international transactions and wealth. She participates as an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Professionals (STEP) and values many collaborative relationships with international attorneys, accountants and fiduciaries.
Active in other professional and community organizations, Debra served on many Boards including Literacy Volunteers of America – North Jersey, YWCA, and FWA of NY.
Debra’s tax articles have been published in The CPA Journal, The NJ CPA, “Tax Mailbag” of The Record, and other professional publications. Her financial insight and tax advice have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Star Ledger.
In addition to being a licensed CPA in NJ and NY, Debra has a Master of Science degree in Taxation and is licensed in Life, Health, and Disability Insurance.