About Us

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Braunstein & Company LLC has merged into
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About Elliot
Elliot has over 35 years of experience as a certified public accountant based in Philadelphia. His career started with a large international firm, but he continued to gravitate to smaller work settings where he could create closer working relationships with his clients. In 2002, he founded Braunstein & Company, LLC in Center City Philadelphia to serve the greater Philadelphia area. His focus is working with small closely held and entrepreneurial businesses and their owners, many in the healthcare, real estate and professional service industries. He provides overall supportive financial consulting, always with a focus in tax planning and preparation. Elliot services his business, not-for-profit and individual clients with a close personal relationship.

Elliot is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After obtaining several years of work experience, he continued his education and obtained a Masters in Taxation degree from Villanova University. Elliot is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as the Budget Chair of the Finance Committee for several years, and then as Treasurer of his synagogue. Elliot also enjoyed being a guest lecturer at the Penn Law Clinic for several years. After spending much of his life in Southern New Jersey, Elliot now resides with his wife Lori in the Philadelphia Art Museum area. When he’s not working, he has a passion for traveling and enjoying the outdoors, and cherishes spending time with his family and dog.

About the Team
Kim Higginbottom is a Philadelphia native who has been working together with Elliot for over 20 years. Christine Fleckenstein, also a Philadelphia native, has been working together with Elliot for over 10 years. Together, Kim and Christine help with tax preparation, bookkeeping, client tax notices and all client communications. They both take pride in getting to know our clients personally and providing very tailored service and accommodation for the many requests received from our clients.