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Bernard M. Kiely

Bernard M. Kiely

Title: President, Chief Compliance Officer, Accountant
Company: Kiely Capital Management Inc.
Location: Morristown, New Jersey, United States

Bernard M. Kiely, President and Chief Compliance Officer at Kiely Capital Management Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in accounting.

Having accrued nearly 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Kiely has excelled as the president and chief compliance officer of Kiely Capital Management Inc. in Morristown, New Jersey since 1983. Specializing in wealth management, estate and retirement planning, investment advising, and asset allocation, he builds off earlier experience as a financial analyst for Corporate America for four years and as the owner of Bernard M. Kiely, CPA. Additionally, he has also taught as a professor of accounting at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey for one decade.

Finding vast success throughout the course of his career, Mr. Kiely most recently was the recipient of the Robert J. Underwood Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors in 2017. He was named Accounting Teacher of the Year by the Rutgers Accounting Society in 1987, as well as named Best Financial Advisor by Worth Magazine for four consecutive years, named Five Star Advisor by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for seven consecutive years and twice named to One of the CPAs to Know in Financial Planning by Accounting Today. Mr. Kiely has also been abundantly featured in publications such as CPA Wealth Provider Magazine and Investment Advisory Magazine, among others.

Among his primary roles, Mr. Kiely has served the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors as a board member of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region, education committee member, board member and comprehensive financial plan peer review committee member. Likewise, he is a former chairman of the personal finance planning committee and trustee of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kiely attributes his success to having a lot of patience. Noting he is in the business to help people, the only thing he sells is good advice. Not a stockbroker or insurance agent, he simply aims to help people better organize and manage their finances.

Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Kiely enlisted in the U.S. Navy, during which he worked in an engine room of the USS Newport News CA-148 as a petty officer and third-class crew member, sailed through the Panama Canal four times, and went to war in Vietnam twice. Following the end of his service in 1969, he turned down the offers from Naval Academy twice and pursued night school for 10 years. Mr. Kiely later attained a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Upsala College in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 1980. Shortly thereafter, he became a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey, Registered Advisor and Registered Investment Advisor.

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