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Brendan Kennedy Promoted to Partner in Governmental & Municipal Services Group at BST

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 2015 – Brendan K. Kennedy, CPA has been named Partner at BST, a Top 100 accounting and advisory firm with offices in Albany, New York City and Clifton, N.J. Kennedy is a member of the firm’s Governmental and Municipal Services Group and previously served as a Senior Manager since joining the firm in 2012.

Kennedy oversees many of the firm’s largest and most intricate governmental engagements, providing specialized accounting and auditing services that help organizations become fiscally responsible and comply with complex regulations. As a Partner, he will continue to serve and advise his clients on all levels of government throughout the state of New York, including cities, counties, villages, municipal utilities, government funds, fire districts and public authorities.

Prior to joining BST, Kennedy spent 10 years at a “Big Four” accounting firm. He is a certified public accountant in New York and a graduate of Siena College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Governmental Accountants. Kennedy is an at-large board member for the New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association.

The BST Governmental and Municipal Services Group has extensive experience helping governmental entities manage their operations and resources within budgetary and regulatory constraints. Specialized services include program and single audits, GASB compliance, internal control reviews, cost allocation, fraud prevention and employee benefits.

The team recently expanded its presence in Long Island with the addition of Senior Consultant James E. Olivo, who retired from his 38-year post as Garden City auditor in July.

BST is a multi-disciplinary, forward-thinking accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of closely held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit and governmental entities, and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has been ranked among the Top 100 firms in the nation by Inside Public Accounting and Accounting Today, as well as one of the top five performing firms in the Northeast Region by Inside Public Accounting. For more information on the services offered and industries served by BST, please visit

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 4:59 PM