Robert K. Elliott, a resident of Hastings for 50 years, died at home on Nov. 3.
Bob graduated as a math major from Harvard and then earned his MBA from Rutgers Business School. He was with the international accounting firm KPMG for his entire career (1964-2001), becoming partner in 1972. By the time of his retirement, he had been adviser to six chairmen of the firm. He was president of the AICPA and was awarded their gold medal for distinguished service. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the auditing section of the American Accounting Association, a one-time award created for him. He was a member of the Rutgers Business School board of directors and established the Bob and Lee Elliott MBA Fellowship. He worked with the KPMG Foundation, especially on Research Opportunities in Auditing and the Ph.D. Project; the Project has quintupled the number of minority faculty members in American business schools since the Foundation started it in 1994, at Bob’s initiative and with the devotion of Bernard Milano.