Ted Byer, of Smolin Lupin & Co., P.A was recently selected as Top CPA of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself – only one percent of Certified Public Accountants are selected for this distinction. Mr. Byer is being recognized for this distinction for having over 3 decades of professional experience as a seasoned and trusted expert Certified Public Accountant. He was recently honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Byer will be honored at IAOTP’s 2020 Annual Awards Gala.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami remarks that “Choosing Mr. Byer for this award was a simple decision for our panel to make.  His focus on his clients, creativity, and attention to detail are what make him such a notable CPA. Over Mr. Byer’s professional career, he has remained motivated and committed to his strong ethical standards. We are thrilled to be honoring him this year as our CPA of the Decade and feel he is an inspiration to his Industry and deserving of this title.”

With such a phenomenal impact on the accounting industry, Mr. Byer has demonstrated success not only as an accountant but also as a Financial Planner and Certified Estate Advisor.  His impressive repertoire of prior roles has included Auditor for the State of New Jersey; Supervisor for Amper, Politziner & Mattia; Tax Manager for Price Waterhouse; Senior Manager for Salomon & Company; Partner for Mintz Rosenfeld & Co LLC; and Partner for J.H. Cohn LLP. 

He is regarded by his peers as one of the nation’s Top Accountants and Wealth Management Advisors. As a Member of the Firm of Smolin Lupin & Co. PA, Mr. Byer’s responsibilities and expertise is to architect and manage the firm’s high net worth practice as director of Smolin Wealth Advisors & Premier Lifestyle Services, maintains the firm’s largest book of business and provides concierge-level services to various clients in the entertainment industry. 

Over his career, Mr. Byer has been an active member of the accounting community and has been recognized worldwide for his leadership. He has received numerous awards, including:

  • 2019: Lifetime Achievement Award (IOATP)
  • 2018: Top CPA of the Year (IOATP)
  • 2017: Recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2014-2015: Top Ten Public Accounting Professionals in New Jersey and America’s Top Financial Planners mentions

In 2019, Mr. Byer was featured on the cover of Top Industry Professionals (TIP) magazine and currently is under consideration for a feature broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Time Square. He is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Looking back, Mr. Byer attributes his success to his experience and the mentors who have guided him. “Behind every success story is the mentors who help the next generation of professionals learn and grow,” he remarks. “I’ve been fortunate to have had some amazing teachers and it’s important to me to do the same for new accountants.” 


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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