Insight Beyond Numbers
Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA
Michael H. Karu is a Certified Public Accountant of the State of New Jersey and member of the accounting firm of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC. Michael received the Certification in Financial Forensics from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in 2008. In addition to his many duties as member in charge of the business valuation and litigation support, health care and food groups, Michael heads the firm’s estate and trust practice. His internal duties include overseeing the firm’s continuing professional education, public relations, personnel and day-to-day administration.
Michael is qualified by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part as an expert witness and as an authority on business valuations, specifically for closely held or family-owned businesses. In addition, Michael is a Certified Divorce Mediator.
Mr. Karu holds professional memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA Tax Division and the AICPA Business Valuation, Forensics and Litigation Services Section. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants where he has been active in the Litigation Services Committee, Business Valuation Sub-Committee, State Healthcare Committee, Committee for Non-Profit Organizations, and the Committee for Young CPAs.
Mr. Karu received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Civic minded and altruistic, Michael has served as a Board Member of the New Jersey Ballet Company, and Past Trustee, Officer & Audit Chairman of Oheb Shalom Congregation and Past President of its Men’s Club.
Involved with giving back to the community, he is an active member of the Rotary Club of West Orange having served as its President and as a Member of the Rotary District 7470 Finance Committee and Youth Exchange Committee. Michael continues to be the Head Coach for Girls’ Varsity Volleyball for Golda Och Academy, formerly Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union.