Professional Profile: Neal Korenberg 2018

Neal Korenberg

Name: Neal Korenberg

Title: Partner, Vice President

Company: Castellano, Korenberg & Co. CPA’s, P.C.

Location: Hicksville, NY

Birthplace: Jamaica, Queens, NY

Education: Richmond Hill High School (1976), CUNY Queens College (1981)

First Job:  Staff accountant at N. Tannebaum & Co. CPA’s.  Nathan Tannenbaum (founding partner) was the accountant for Leon Hess’ father. 

First job in real estate: Gained exposure to construction accounting as an accounting supervisor at a firm formerly known as Castellano, Grassi and Armao.  Worked there beginning in 1987.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I manage a substantial client base of accounts, assist in overseeing our 35 person professional staff and direct our accounting and auditing department. In the near future, I will focus on helping to mold and train our motivated accounting professionals to become the future partners of our accounting practice.  

How do you unwind: I enjoy sitting down with an old-fashioned paperback book and/or watching television. I especially enjoy the time I spend with my wife and our three adult daughters.

Favorite book: Any non-fiction, especially focused on world history

Favorite movie: Casablanca.  Classic movie with the backdrop of the Second World War.

Last song/album:  Can’t remember.  Like to listen to classic rock stations on Sirius radio.

Describe work environment: Challenging

Rules to live by in business: Find a way to say yes.

One person to go to dinner with: John Adams, our second president.  A picnic in the park.

Dream job: Growing up I always wanted to be an meteorologist. I enjoyed studying weather maps.