Jonathan Rivlin, CPA, a Baltimore native now residing outside the beltway near the old Enchanted Forest in Howard County, was born for this profession. His father, David Rivlin, CPA took him to his office one day in 1986 and from there, it was only a matter of time. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1997 with a BS in Accounting – in 3 ½ years, becoming a CPA a few months later in 1998. Jonathan started his career at Grant Thornton, but realized that auditing large corporations wasn’t his thing and left soon after. Small business is in his family’s blood – four generations deep! In 2006, Jonathan opened his own practice, specializing in small businesses and developing a niche in Baltimore’s startup community. In 2016, after many years of talking, father and son joined together in their new firm, The Rivlin Group. Along with his brother Joshua, their firm blends wealth management, cloud-based accounting technology, and comprehensive tax advice for their clients — with an emphasis on security of course. Clients come to The Rivlin Group when they have complex and difficult situations; we don’t do easy. Jonathan has been a member of MSATP for almost his entire career. He currently serves on the Professional Regulations committee focusing on bringing issues of concern to the membership.