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Picker & Auerbach

Picker and Auerbach, CPAs was started in 2009 as a combination of Barry Picker, CPA/PFS, CFP and Zesha Auerbach, CPA. Each practice had been in existence since the late 1970s. Picker and Auerbach, CPAs brings a unique perspective to both businesses and individuals. Barry Picker, besides being a CPA is also a Certified Financial Planner ® as well as an Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished) ®. Zesha Auerbach has an MBA in accounting and brings a wealth of experience in dealing with business accounting and taxation.

The mission of our firm is bring financial comfort to our clients, with the understanding that each individual defines financial comfort on their own terms.


  • Zesha Auerbach, CPA, CGMA
    Zesha Auerbach, CPA, CGMACo-Founder

    Phone (718) 336-8842 // Fax (718) 336-8843 //

    Zesha Auerbach is a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Business Administration with the specialty of Accountancy degree, which he received from Long Island University in 1974.   Before joining Picker & Auerbach CPAs, P.C., he had his own practice in accounting which he started in  1977. Over the years he developed a very diversified practice in working with both businesses and individuals.  This work now continues in the new firm.

    Zesha’s experience has given him expertise in handling clients in the nursing home, wholesalers, manufacturers, construction, real estate, non-for-profit, retail stores, and jewelry industries, including but not limited to, all aspects of accounting, financial statement preparation, business and tax planning and all federal, state and local tax compliance matters.   On the individual side, Zesha handles all areas of tax compliance and planning for the wage earner, investor, or business owner.  These areas include income tax planning, estate planning, pension planning, and personal financial planning.

  • Barry C. Picker, CPA/PFS, CFP®
    Barry C. Picker, CPA/PFS, CFP®Co-Founder

    Phone (718) 336-8842 // Fax (718) 336-8843 //

    Barry C. Picker, CPA/PFS, CFP® is a Certified Public Accountant with the Personal Financial Specialist designation from the AICPA.  He is also a Certified Financial PlannerTM licensee, and has a Masters of Science in Taxation from Pace University.   Barry is a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, and Personal Financial Planning Committees and has written numerous articles and taught seminars on tax and IRA related topics.

    He  has appeared on radio and television and has been quoted in numerous publications, including Fortune, Worth, The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, New York Times, and Newsweek.   Barry is the author of Barry Picker’s Guide to Retirement Distribution Planning and the Technical Editor of 100+ Roth IRA Examples & Flowcharts.


  • Ruthie Auerbach
    Ruthie AuerbachBookkeeper
  • Syma Keschner
    Syma KeschnerAccountant

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