Susanne Spinell Shuster

Susanne Spinell Shuster

CPA, MST, Director-In-Charge, Outsourced Accounting Services

2000 Market Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
p 267.886.1752
f  215.496.9604

Susanne Spinell Shuster, Director in Charge of Outsourced Accounting Services at Friedman LLP, provides comprehensive tax, accounting, and consulting services to a diverse group of privately held and family businesses, health care providers, professional service corporations, real estate groups, architects, and high net worth individuals.



Expertise

As Director in Charge of Outsourced Accounting Services, Susanne leads the Family Office Services division. She is frequently asked to participate in family meetings and serves in an advisory capacity. She is a speaker for local organizations and business groups and has been an adjunct professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management in the MBA and Masters programs for twenty years.

Prior to joining Friedman LLP, Susanne was Chair of the Family and Closely Held Business Group at another accounting firm where she provided tax and business advisory services to her clients.

Her expertise includes

  • Advising clients on strategies to help ensure business profitability and continuity
  • Assisting clients in building a network of business and professional relationships
  • Providing ongoing consulting on tax-related matters
  • Family Office Services, including outsourcing and business operations consultation
Affiliations
  • Temple University, Adjunct Professor, Fox School of Business and Management
  • Temple University, Enterprise Management Consulting Advisory Board
  • Center City Proprietors Association, Board of Directors, membership committee
  • Forum of Executive Women, member
  • The Union League, member and Ambassador Committee
  • The Germantown Cricket Club, member
  • St. Edmond’s Federal Savings Bank, former member, Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair
  • Martins Run, Senior Continuing Care Retirement Community, former member, Board of Trustees
  • Gershman Y, past board member
  • Women’s Opportunity Resource Center, past board member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
Awards
  • Smart CEO's Centers of Influence Finalist

Outside the Office

International Women’s Day Event Testimonials

"'Be bold and known' have echoed through our corridors since your presentation. Your words have inspired us to meet the Pledge for Parity in our personal and professional lives. I hope we will do them justice."--Antoinette Robbins, Delaware Investments

"Thank you! I think everyone in attendance appreciated your perspective and willingness to share your work/life experiences. It reminded me of advice Condoleezza Rice shared in one of her books: focus on the next step. I think your story showed that you did that admirably. Your students are fortunate to have you – not to mention your daughter and grandson."--Roseann Sansone D'Angelo, Delaware Investments 

Client Testimonials

"Tax planning is never easy and business owners like me focus on building the business, rather than thinking about how federal, state and local entities want their due. Each year... and throughout the year... Susanne discusses the implications of our work from the perspective of what it will mean relative to taxes. Each state in which we provide market research and intelligence services has a different tax code, tax rate, and tax filing requirement. We must know what to expect and how to plan for the various filings we make. Susanne has successfully guided me through this "unknown" and contributed to preparing me for what is to come."--Linda McAleer, President and CEO of the Melior Group