Franklin K Asante, CPA
Phone: (914) 606-6791
Office location: Class Room Building / Rm #40
Title(s): Full-Time Faculty
Department/Division: Business and Professional Careers/Accounting
- MS Taxation, Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus:
- BBA-Accounting, Baruch College-CUNY
- AAS – Borough of Manhattan College (BMCC-CUNY)
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial/Cost Accounting
- Individual Taxation
- Computerized Accounting W/ QuickBooks
- Intermediate Accounting
Institution Service or Academic Service:
- Accounting Club Co-Advisor – 2019
- Accounting Tutorial Supervisor – 2019
- Westchester Community College Foundation Scholarship Committee Member – Spring 2018 to Present
- Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges – Member since 2018
- Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) – Board Member and Presenter
Franklin Asante holds Master’s degree in Taxation from Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus), a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College – CUNY, and is active CPA licensed to practice tax and accounting in New York State.
Franklin Joined KMPG after completing his Bachelor’s degree 2002 as an Associate of the Assurance Group and has since worked with several mid to small size public accounting firms including ERE LLP now part of MBAF, Amex Tax & Business Services (GGK), now part of RSM Mcgladry, LH Frishkoff & Company LLP in the New York City area as Staff Auditor, Tax Accountant, Senior Tax Accountant and Manager of Tax Accounting. He also worked in non-public accounting, serving as Manager of Tax Accounting for David Yurman, a luxury Jewelry company in New York City from September 2008 until April 2016, where he oversaw all corporate tax activities including indirect taxes (sales, property and HST/PST) as well as coordinating and reviewing all corporate tax filings with outside accountants for both U.S. and Canada operations. Handled all indirect tax audits with States Tax Agencies. Currently, in addition to his full-time time duties at Westchester Community College , Franklin serves as Director of Tax and Accounting for F K Accountants and Advisors, LLC (a company he founded), providing tax and accounting services to small businesses in and around Bronx and Westchester County areas. He helps clients streamline their accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll activities. He provides compilation and write-up services as well.
Franklin has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan College (BMCC)-CUNY, where he has taught Accounting and Tax classes since Spring 2007. Some of the classes include Accounting principles, Cost Accounting and Individual Taxation. Franklin has a passion for teaching and considers it to be a calling.
Franklin Asante is a member of several professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).