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Ed Slott

Ed Slott


Ed Slott, CPA

Professor of Practice

Area of Expertise:

Estate Planning, Estate Taxation, IRA, Retirement Planning, Retirement Savings

Adelphi University


Ed Slott, CPA, is a Professor of Practice at The American College of Financial Services. In this role, he contributes to the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) program and supports The College’s current faculty focused on retirement distribution planning. As a nationally recognized IRA distribution expert, professional speaker, and best-selling author, Slott, has an unrivaled ability to turn advanced tax strategies into understandable and actionable advice. He was named “The Best Source for IRA Advice” by The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today wrote, “It would be tough to find anyone who knows more about IRAs than CPA Slott.”

As president and founder of Ed Slott and Company, LLC, a leading source of timely IRA expertise and analysis to financial advisors, institutions, and consumers, he provides practical, easy-to-understand information on IRA and retirement distribution planning for financial professionals and retirement savers.

Slott regularly presents on IRA and estate planning strategies at both consumer events and conferences for financial advisors, insurance professionals, CPAs and attorneys. He has provided topical keynote presentations for leading financial membership organizations, including the Financial Planning Association, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, Estate Planning Councils and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as leading corporate financial firms coast-to-coast. He is the creator of Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM, an organization of more than 450 of the nation’s top financial professionals who attend his ongoing continuing-education programs to maintain a mastery of advanced retirement account and tax planning laws.

He is an accomplished author of many financial and retirement-focused books, including most recently “Ed Slott’s Retirement Decisions Guide: 2022 Edition” (IRAHelp, 2022), “Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s” (IRAHelp, 2021), and “The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb” (Penguin Random House, 2021).  

As the go-to resource for media on timely insight of breaking news as it relates to retirement and tax planning laws and strategies, Slott is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Kiplinger, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous additional national magazines and financial publications. He provides a Q&A column to AARP and is a contributing columnist and media resource to Financial Planning, Financial Advisor and InvestmentNews magazines. He has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX, FOX Business, NPR, Bloomberg and Morningstar. He is also the host of several public television specials, including his most recent, Ed Slott's Retirement Freedom! (2022).

Slott is a past Chairman of the New York State Society of CPAs Estate Planning Committee and editor of the IRA planning section of the CPA Journal. He was named a 2020 InvestmentNews Innovator for his significant contribution to helping advisors improve client outcomes and tackle industry challenges as well as the 2020 Sidney Kess Award Winner for excellence in continuing education by the AICPA®. He is the recipient of the prestigious “Excellence in Estate Planning” and “Outstanding Service” awards presented by The Foundation for Accounting Education. He is a former board member of The Estate Planning Council of New York City and is Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) distinguished.