Robert E. Grote, CPA Partner, Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Leader

Robert E. Grote is a partner at Grassi. He specializes in accounting, tax planning and management consulting. Rob consults with clients on profitability enhancement, employee benefit plan design, corporate structuring, inventory management, succession and estate planning, research and development tax credit utilization, corporate and individual tax planning and projections, and other methods to maximize his clients’ success. Since beginning his career in 1993, he has served clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, construction, and not-for-profit. Rob is the Manufacturing and Distribution Practice Leader at Grassi.

Rob has led many educational seminars and developed thought leadership on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), corporate succession planning, lean concepts and lean inventory, operational reviews, and the utilization of IC-DISC. Rob takes a proactive, yet patient and team-focused approach with his clients as he develops strategies and applications to help them succeed.

Rob is active in numerous industry trade organizations, such as the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), where he is a Past President. In addition, he is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Rob was named to the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2008, recognizing his success and accomplishments.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from St. John’s University, where he graduated magna cum laude.