Ronald J. Eagar is the Chief Operating Officer at Grassi & Co. He offers more than 2 decades of experience in both public and private accounting. Ron’s expertise extends beyond the traditional areas of accounting and taxation and he serves as a comprehensive business advisor to all his clients. He serves as a trusted advisor to companies in a broad range of industries, including construction, real estate, not-for-profit, transportation, import and export, wholesale distributors and high net worth individuals. Ron uses his extensive knowledge of internal controls and financial procedures to guide public and not-for-profit organizations through the stringent and rigorous process of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. In addition, he has developed an innovative software program that has been instrumental in the firm’s construction consulting practice.
Ron frequently lectures on accounting and taxation issues for industry trade organizations, and he has written many professional articles. Ron is active in numerous accounting and industry trade associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He is a past president of the Suffolk Chapter of NYSSCPA, and he is a member of the Construction Contractors Committee. In addition, he is treasurer of the Long Island Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), where he provides training and guidance to local CEOs and management personnel.
Ron also makes time to support his community by serving philanthropic organizations. For more than 15 years, he has served as the treasurer for the board of directors of Mercy Haven, a not-for-profit organization that provides housing to mentally challenged individuals in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In addition to his CPA licensure, Ron holds distinction as one of the first in the country to earn the exclusive designation of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP). He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University.