Jack Gordon, CPA – Senior Accountant
Jack Gordon has over forty years experience in financial accounting, income taxes, and forensic accounting. At Engelman Accountancy, he works primarily as a forensic accountant, in the investigation and valuation of property matters.
Prior to joining Engelman Accountancy Corporation, Mr. Gordon was a partner in an accounting firm which specialized in personal and business income taxes and related accounting services. Mr. Gordon previously operated his own accounting practice in San Jose, California.
He has prepared valuations for a variety of small businesses and professional practices and has served as a comptroller for a chain of retail stores, a real estate management company, and a specialty contracting firm.
A native of Ohio, Jack is one of seven boys and five sisters. His family moved to California in his early teens where he attended high school and worked for the railroad. After serving as an infantryman in Korea, he completed his education to become a CPA. He is an avid sports fan, particularly baseball, and most particularly, the Cincinnati Reds. Off season, he likes gardening and other outdoor activities.
Jeffrey L. Savitz, EA – Tax Consultant
Jeff Savitz is a tax accountant who was a Revenue Agent (auditor) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for thirty-two years. His IRS career involved auditing tax returns of individuals, partnerships, and multinational corporations. He taught numerous classes for the Internal Revenue Service for both new and experienced revenue agents.
Mr. Savitz brings his in depth understanding of IRS processes, procedures and administrative functioning to our clients’ individual tax issues. He is an Enrolled Agent. An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a tax professional, licensed and authorized by the Federal Government, to represent and to practice before the IRS, and the California Franchise Tax Board as to preparation, audit, collection, and appeal matters.
Jeff is a native of Chicago, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972 with his wife and two children. To date, he has three grandchildren. An avid baseball fan, Jeff is devoted to the Chicago Cubs. When not watching his “beloved” Cubs, his interest turns to model railroading and photography.
Nathalie Cheng, CPA – Tax Accountant Manager
Nathalie joined Engelman Accountancy in 2003. In early 2007, she received her Certified Public Accountant license and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with Emphasis in Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her prior employers include Novogradac and Company, LLP and PG&E Corporation.
A second generation Chinese American, Nathalie was born and raised in San Francisco along with her two younger siblings. Both her parents emigrated from Hong Kong as teenagers. Her hobbies include hiking, shopping, river rafting, and trying new cuisines with friends.
Stephen Reiss, CPA – Senior Consultant
Mr. Stephen M. Reiss recently retired from over 10 years as Senior Manager at Berger/Lewis Accountancy Corporation and has been a practicing CPA for over 50 years. At Engelman Accountancy, he works primarily as a forensic accountant, in the investigation and valuation of property matters.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Mr. Reiss started his career at Arthur Young & Company in New York City and was granted his CPA license in New York State. He worked at S. D. Leidesdorf in New York before leaving public accounting to work in industry in California.
Mr. Reiss is a member of the California Society of CPA’s and is active in the local Silicon Valley/San Jose Chapter as chairperson of the Litigation Section. He is active at the State level in the Business Valuation and Family Law Sections as well as a former member of the Litigation Steering Committee of the Society.
Mr. Reiss, as a former member (now retired) of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) held a CVA credential and as a former member (now retired) of the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) held an ABAR certificate which is an accreditation to review business valuations for adherence to valuation standards.
Mr. Reiss has lectured at State Bar Association meetings in Family Law Seminars, at San Jose State University on “Forensic Accounting,” and has lectured at UC Irvine at the graduate school of business among the many lectures given over the years.