Edward J. Jacobson, CPA, CVA
ED JACOBSON BIOGRAPHY
Ed Jacobson, CPA, CVA has worked in the fields of public accounting and business consulting since 1977. He joined Glass Jacobson’s Owings Mills office as a senior accountant in 1980. As firm president, Ed leads Glass Jacobson Financial Group’s efforts to be a premier provider of financial solutions in the region. Ed is a certified valuation analyst, an investment advisor representative and a licensed life and health insurance agent.
Ed has a wide range of expertise, including small- to mid-sized business valuations; expert testimony; strategic business consulting and planning; and tax research, preparation, and planning. He is widely considered an expert in his field and has been published multiple times, including in the Baltimore Business Journal (“M&A Deals Only Get Done with Creativity,” February 6, 2009).
Prior to working at Glass Jacobson, Ed was an auditor with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell. He is a member of the American Institute and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Ed sits on the board of directors for Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc., and has been honored by Smart CEO Magazine as one of Baltimore’s “Smart CPAs” in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Ed is the general campaign vice-chairman for Israel Bonds of Maryland.
I have been a business and personal client of Glass Jacobson for over 25 years. It has grown significantly in that time, yet continues to provide personalized care. The office staff is always friendly and professional, tending to my needs in a timely manner. During business hours, there is always a real person answering the phone, Ed Jacobson has been my "go to" guy for all my major business decisions. He works hard to understand my goals and develops a concise plan of action. Ed is very intuitive and can see situations from many perspectives. This approach allows me to make sound decisions.For these reasons, I would highly recommend Glass Jacobson.read more I (and my children) have been using Glass Jacobson(Ed Jacobson) for my accounting and tax planning(both personal and business) for the past 5 years. My tax returns have been filed in a very timely matter, and the instructions for filing, payments to IRS when necessary, and refund instructions are very simple ans easy to follow. This has made a sometimes stressful process much easier for me. I had a few IRS questions and concerns in dealing with the estate of my father. Ed referred me to his partner who was more qualified to answer these questions. The 3 of us discussed the situation on a conference call, and their guidance saved us on estate taxes. And, by the way, I was never charged for consultation. I am a strong believer in trusting you professional needs with people that work in that field on a daily basis. Whether you have a tax need, or a general accounting need, Glass Jacobson is a very professional, organization that will work in your best interest to get the job done.read more Glass Jacobson is a tremendous accounting firm. They have gone well beyond tax return preparation and have assisted me invaluably. Ed Jacobson has personally provided me with terrific guidance and service and I would not even consider for a minute changing accounting firms. Highly recommended.read more I have used Ed Jacobson and his team as my business and personal accountant for many years. I am extremely satisfied with their work, timeliness, and attention to detail. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to make a change.read more The Glass Jacobson Team has handled accounting and tax matters for CEOIQ since I started the business over 18 years ago...Their attention to detail and customer orientation is what has kept me as a client for nearly two decades now. Working with Ed Jacobson and Cheryl McCann, who handles all the details of our work has been a consistent professional experience and a delightful personal relationship as well.read more The team at Glass Jacobson worked with me for over ten years on my tax preparation and submission. I am the treasurer of my neighborhood association, and they have provided assistance to me on preparing the appropriate tax documents for a non-profit. Thanks Ed and team!read more
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