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Edward C. Horton, CPA – JCF Board Treasurer

Edward C. Horton has over 35 years of experience as an accounting, auditing, and consulting advisor to emerging and mid-sized businesses. He is a member of the firm’s Audit and Attest Committee.

Ed provides a variety of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to closely held businesses in diverse industries. His areas of expertise include business and individual tax planning and optimization, as well as strategic business planning.

Ed is often involved in providing guidance to clients concerning succession, retirement, and estate planning. He also has extensive experience in merger and acquisition activities, including negotiations, due diligence, and structuring of transactions to optimize financial and tax aspects.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Ed spent 15 years as the managing partner of Horton & Company. He also previously spent seven years at a national firm.

Presentations and Publications

Ed writes articles on various business issues, which have appeared in the New York Law Journal and New Jersey CPA. Ed also writes and  speaks on a variety of issues that affect closely held businesses, including succession planning, shareholder and partnership agreements, valuation, and profitability enhancement.


Ed is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA). He currently serves on the board of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, the Baronial Order of Magna Charta, and several other not-for-profit organizations.

Education & Licenses

Ed graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with B.A. degrees in Accounting and Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of New Jersey, New York, and Maryland.