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Ken Bagner

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Kenneth A. Bagner, CPA, MST, CGMA
Member of the Firm
(973) 994-9494 ext.113

Ken Bagner is the Member of the Firm and Chair of the Tax Practice at SobelCo and is the consulting Partner of the Firm's Employee Benefit Plan Audit Group. He began his career with SobelCo in 1999 and over the years has served diverse niches including commercial real estate, waste management, manufacturing, construction, retail, wholesale, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans. In addition, Ken also devotes half of his time to working with closely-held business owners as their trusted consultant, providing insights and guidance to help them achieve their goals. 

Clients value both Ken’s technical abilities and his “hands-on” approach to addressing the unique aspects of each client’s business as well as his ability to combine an expertise in mergers and acquisition, due diligence, accounting and tax to provide them with the business advice they need.  

Credentials and Professional Associations

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Serves as the Board Trustee for the NJCPA Scholarship Fund
  • Serves on the Retirement Fund Committee and former member of the nominating committee of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past member on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Society of CPAs
  • Previous adjunct professor at Rutgers University (ranked seventh nationwide for their school of accounting) where he taught both taxation for the undergraduate level and the Certified Financial Planners Program

Community Involvement and Philanthropy

  • Contributing author of the 2019 and 2020 publications entitled, "Federal Tax Accounting," a CCH/Wolters Kluwer product
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Chair of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges
  • Monthly blogger for Plymouth Rock and guest blogger for CIANJ and other business entities
  • Content contributor for District Export Council (NJ DEC)
  • Sought after presenter at local programs and business groups on accounting, tax and consulting topics
  • Quoted by local and regional press including interviews with NJMoney Help, TAPinto, NJBIZ and ROI-NJ as well as Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Montclair State University 
  • Masters in Taxation, Summa Cum Laude, Rutgers University
  • Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honor society for collegiate schools of business