Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, LLP

Paul J. Lerch


Degrees & Certifications Held:

  • B.S. William Paterson University - Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant - State of New Jersey
  • Registered Municipal Accountant - State of New Jersey
  • Public School Accountant - State of New Jersey
  • Post Graduate Work, Municipal Finance & Management - Rutgers University

Areas of Expertise:

  • In charge of audit engagements of several school districts, certain municipalities, authorities, as well as other governmental entities.
  • Serves as a consultant in the management services offered to governmental entities, including:
    • Computation of rebatable arbitrage in accordance with IRS regulations;
    • Cost studies involving privatization of municipal services;
    • Management review studies of the financial operations of the business office;
    • Financial analysis in connection with labor negotiations and arbitration and preparation of budget projections. 
  • Assists school districts in resolving budget disputes with municipal governments following a school budget defeat, as well as performs reviews of per-pupil tuition costs under sending/receiving relationships. 
  • Assists school districts in the preparation of their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for submission to the Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of School Business Officials International for their Certificate of Excellence in  Financial Reporting Program.
  • Participates in the firm's Quality Control Review process by acting as an Inspection Team Captain.
  • Assists in the development of the firm's audit programs utilized for governmental audit engagements.

Memberships and Professional Organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Association of Registered Municipal Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • New Jersey State Board of Accountancy

e-mail: plerch@lvhcpa.com

17-17 ROUTE 208 FAIR LAWN NJ 07410 (201) 791-7100  Fax (201) 791-3035 dlerch@lvhcpa.com