Timothy Kovel

Timothy Kovel

Tax Senior Director


BDO Long Island - Melville Office



Executive Summary

Tim has more than 20 years of experience providing tax accounting, compliance, and consulting services to both public and privately held companies. He joined BDO in 2012 after 15 years with Ernst & Young LLP and six years with KPMG. Tim assists his clients with federal and state tax compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and statutory tax provisions as well as with exam representation and other special projects. He also coordinates services with other BDO specialty practices on behalf of his clients, including in the areas of accounting methods, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), research and development (R&D) tax credits, and state and local tax planning.
Tim primarily serves insurance industry clients, and he has extensive experience with statutory tax provisions (SSAP-101), ASC-740, consolidated federal returns, combined and unitary state returns, company payment pattern calculations, loss reserve discounting, and a variety of investment analyses. Additionally, Tim has experience with captive insurance companies and other companies providing services to the insurance industry.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants


M.S.T., Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus
B.B.A., Accounting, Hofstra University