LIVINGSTON, NJ – Charles Ott, CPA/MBA, a lifelong New Jersey resident and a tax professional who has spent his entire career providing tax and accounting services to clients around the tri-state area, will officially join Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, on July 1.

“We are delighted that Chuck has joined Levine Jacobs,” said Past Managing Member Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA. “His skill set, passion for the profession, and vision for the future of our firm has made him a welcome addition.  Furthermore, our faith in his ability has led to our electing Chuck as a Co-Managing Member of the Firm.  In the short term, the changes that he has spearheaded have streamlined our internal systems.  With Chuck in the fold, we are confident about the future of the firm under his guidance.”

From individual clients and small businesses to some of the area’s largest corporations, Ott has prided himself on delivering reliable and knowledgeable tax and advisory services for almost two decades, according to the firm. As a New Jersey Certified Public Accountant who also holds a Master of Business Administration degree, he has dedicated himself to assisting clients at the highest professional and ethical levels no matter the industry or size of company.

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Some of Ott’s areas of specialty include: Corporation (ASC740), S-Corporation, Partnership, and LLC taxation in regards to compliance, planning, and business structuring services. His practice areas of expertise include Corporate Taxation Consulting, Process Support, Systems Management for Fortune 500 corporations and Small Business Structuring. 

Additionally, Ott has held several leadership roles in private accounting and academia, such as being a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Philadelphia University, where he taught graduate-level courses in Individual and Small Business Tax and Accounting as part of the Masters of Science in Taxation Program.

“I am very pleased to join Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, an award-winning accounting firm, and look forward to playing an integral role as the company continues to grow and advance our firm operations and overall service offerings,” said Ott. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with our business and individual clients in the coming years.”

Community minded, Ott currently serves as the CFO/Financial Director for the International House of Prayer Eastern Gate located in Cranford, and as the Treasurer for Rider University Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association.  He has previously served as the director and president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board of Rider University.

Ott is an alumnus of both the University of Phoenix Online, where he earned a master’s degree in business administration and accounting, and Rider University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

To speak with and/or set up an interview with Ott, contact Amy Delman of Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC at 201-563-4614 or

Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. maintains memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. The firm prides itself on its teamwork abilities where “every account receives the talent and expertise of the whole firm.”