Henry Grabkowitz, EA
Henry grew up in Rochdale Village (possibly known to some as the site of the old Jamaica Racetrack) in Jamaica, NY and is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Queens College (CUNY) in New York City with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.
Henry has been employed in the field of public accounting since March 1979, first as an accounting clerk and then as an accountant when he completed his degree. He passed the Special Enrollment Examination in 1992 and was admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent that same year. He completed the National Tax Practice Institute (“NTPI”) curriculum (sponsored by the National Association of Enrolled Agents) and was named a NTPI fellow in 2008. Henry was an active principal in the financial and tax-consulting firm of Shnayer, Grabkowitz & Co., Inc., with offices in Manhattan until 2008. Since then he is a principal in the firm Soaring Eagle Systems LLC, first in Lake Success, NY and more recently in Holbrook, NY.
Henry’s practice consists primarily of income tax preparation for high income and high net worth individuals and their closely-held entities, as well as representation before various taxing authorities. He has developed through self-teaching a specialty in computer-based accounting applications. As an extension of that interest, he is currently a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Henry for many years served as Troop Treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 1 of Flushing, NY, an original troop formed in 1910 at the dawn of the Scouting movement, sponsored by The Dads Club of Troop One Flushing New York, Inc. He continues to be a registered Scouter providing assistance as necessary within the organization.
Within his former house of worship, he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Budget & Finance committee and four years as President. With his family’s relocation to Suffolk County, they have joined a local congregation in Oakdale, NY.
Henry & his wife Sharon will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in August 2015. They have three children (two surviving).