David M Barral

Adjunct Instructor

Finance and Taxation

  • BS, St. John's University
  • MS, St. John's University
  • MS, Villanova University
Contact Info

David M. Barral is a Vice President and Wealth Advisor in the New York City office of Northern Trust. In this role, he serves as a financial planner to Northern Trust clients. David regularly works toward getting clients better organized. This frequently involves building out financial plans and projections for clients. The results allow him and the Northern Trust team to evaluate the current situation and provide their perspective for other strategies and alternatives that clients may want to consider. David also works with clients to help articulate and implement these strategies with their outside advisors (e.g., attorneys, accountants, life insurance professionals, etc.).

Prior to joining the firm, he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with MBAF CPAs, LLC, which was later acquired by BDO USA, in New York City. David’s practice was concentrated on individual tax compliance and advisory services. Prior to teaching at NYU, he served for four years as an adjunct professor at Wagner College’s Nicolais School of Business, where he taught the Advanced Federal Taxation course

David is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Professional and a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS™) credential holder through the American Institute of CPAs. David is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of New York.

He received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science in Accounting, both from St. John’s University. David later received his Master of Taxation, as well as a certificate in Estate Planning, from Villanova University.