David Freda, CPA, CCIFP Partner
David Freda is a partner and the Civil & Heavy Highway Subsegment Leader within the Construction Niche at Grassi. David has been a part of the Grassi team for more than 25 years and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He specializes in working with construction contractors in all aspects of accounting including consulting, financial reporting and taxation. In addition to focusing his efforts on construction contractors, David also works with clients in real estate. He performs audits, reviews and compilations for clients, as well as special projects including construction cost certifications for private and governmental owners. In addition to his audit and accounting work, David counsels clients on tax matters and is fluent in all the latest tax treatments related to the construction industry. He gets involved with joint venture dispute resolutions, as well as forensic accounting, and bankruptcies specifically for contractors. David also helps clients save money with creative tax planning strategies that take advantage of his extensive construction industry knowledge.
In addition to David’s CPA licensure, he was one of the first 200 individuals in the country to earn the designation of CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional). He is an active member in numerous accounting and industry trade organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), and the Construction Industry Council (CIC). David is a former chair of the NYSSCPA Construction Contractors Committee and former instructor of construction finance and accounting at the NYC College of Technology. David is also a frequent speaker on financial and tax issues related to the construction industry. At Grassi, David is a member of both the firm’s construction accounting committee and tax committee and is very active in the technical development of the firm’s staff through the firm’s extensive in-house training program.
In his spare time, David is an advisor to a 9/11 Memorial Foundation, which supplies donations to various charitable organizations and individuals. David earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from C.W. Post University.