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Chelagat Misiko Pens Article on CPA Exam Evolution

October 18, 2022

Chelagat Misiko, CPA, MBA dove into the CPA Exam evolution.

  • member news

Paul Iannone and Danny Pannese write Tax Advisor magazine cover story: 10 good reasons why LLCs should not elect to be S corporations

October 06, 2022

Paul N. Iannone, CPA, J.D., MST, and Danny A. Pannese, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CSEP, MST, both associate professors in the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, wrote the Tax Advisor magazine cover story: 10 good reasons why LLCs should not elect to be S corporations.

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • member news
  • federal tax

Filling the pipeline: Interview Day 2022 was our biggest event yet!

October 03, 2022

The CTCPA hosts Interview Day each fall, bringing top accounting students together with hiring companies for a day of interviews. Interview Day 2022 was our biggest event yet, with 28 companies interviewing 48 students for a total of 225 individual interviews in one day. Thank you to all who participated!

  • career resources
  • member news

Brian Kelleher, Partner at FML, Pens 'Accounting Today' Column "Burned Out on Public Accounting or Burned Out on Your Firm? It's Not the Same Thing"

September 29, 2022

Burnout is real. And in the wake of the pandemic, in one way or another, most of us have felt it. Even before the pandemic, I saw young accountants make a common mistake: assuming they are burned out with public accounting as a profession, when the truth is their current firm just isn't the right fit.

  • member news

Bud McDonald Named to the State Board of Accountancy

September 26, 2022

When there are vacancies on the State Board of Accountancy, the CTCPA is asked to nominate potential candidates to the governor for his consideration. We are delighted to announce that a CTCPA member was recently appointed to this important board.

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Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt: From Landing that First Job to Becoming a Leader - Destiny Hartmann Shares Her CTCPA Journey

September 23, 2022

When CTCPA member Destiny Hartmann says that the organization has changed her career trajectory, she’s not exaggerating. As a junior at Eastern Connecticut State University, Destiny volunteered to contact local CPA firms to try to get firms to come to the Eastern career fairs and talk with students.

  • career resources
  • member news
  • practice management

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Aileen Tavares Details Her Dominican Story

September 21, 2022

This year, the CTCPA added a number of new staff to the team, including Professional Development Coordinator Kendalynn Morales and Accounting Associate Aileen Taveres.

  • diversity
  • member news

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Kendalynn Morales Shares Her Puerto Rican Roots

September 21, 2022

We asked two of our team members to share their families and histories with us.

  • diversity
  • member news

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt: Integrating ESG Into Your Business Strategy

September 21, 2022

By Timothy P. Hedley, PhD, CPA, CFF, CFE, Executive in Residence – Fordham University, CTCPA Chair-elect, and ESG Committee Chair

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • member news
  • not-for-profit
  • practice management

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt: It’s a Journey -Not-for-Profit Finance and Accounting Software Selection

September 21, 2022

By Jim Norton, CPA, Principal – GRF CPAs & Advisors and CTCPA Advisory Council Chair

  • member news
  • not-for-profit
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

Bill Alvarez, Executive Member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association, Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2022

Earlier the summer, William Alvarez was appointed as an executive member to the Latino Corporate Directors Association. Who better to chat with during Hispanic Heritage Month?

  • diversity
  • member news

INSIDE Public Accounting's 'Best of the Best' Firms Named

September 13, 2022

A number of firms with CTCPA members were named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s annual list of “Best of the Best Firms.” Congratulations to: • Aprio, LLP • CohnReznick LLP • Whittlesey PC (the only Connecticut-based firm on the list) • WithumSmith+Brown, P.C.

  • member news

Whittlesey Named a Top 200 Accounting Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting

September 12, 2022

Whittlesey is pleased to be recognized again as a Top 200 Accounting Firm in the country by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) for 2022. Whittlesey is the only Connecticut-based firm to make the Top 200 List.

  • member news

Knight Rolleri Sheppard CPAS, LLP Changes to Rolleri & Sheppard CPAS, LLP

September 08, 2022

Knight Rolleri Sheppard CPAS, LLP has changed to Rolleri & Sheppard CPAS, LLP. The firm remains located at 2150 Post Road 5th Floor in Fairfield.

  • member news

CohnReznick Announces Promotions

September 02, 2022

CohnReznick recently announced several Connecticut promotions, including the following CTCPA members:

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Burzenski & Company, P.C. Announces Three Promotions

August 30, 2022

Burzenski & Company, P.C. announced three recent promotions...

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Laura Caiafa of Caiafa & Company, LLC quoted in Wall Street Journal article: “What to Know About the Electric Vehicle Tax Credits, and How to Get More Money Back”

August 30, 2022

Laura K. Caiafa of Caiafa & Company, LLC Hamden was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, “What to Know About the Electric Vehicle Tax Credits, and How to Get More Money Back.”

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Erica Czajkowski of Deloitte & Touche, Katherine Donovan of Whittlesey Named to 2022 Hartford Business Journal's '40 Under 40'

August 15, 2022

Erica Czajkowski, Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Katherine Donovan, Assurance Manager at Whittlesey P.C., were both named to the Hartford Business Journal's 2022 '40 Under 40.'

  • member news

Philip DeCaprio Awarded the Thomas R. Porter Lifetime Achievement Award from NACVA

August 15, 2022

Philip DeCaprio, Jr. was awarded the Thomas R. Porter Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. This honor is awarded annually to the NACVA member who has demonstrated exemplary character, leadership, and professional achievements to NACVA and the industry.

  • member news

Jeffrey Bliss, CPA Named Partner at Burzenski & Company

August 01, 2022

Jeffrey W. Bliss, CPA was a named a Partner at Burzenski & Company. He is currently the Director of Veterinary Services at the firm.

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Crowe LLP Promotes Lisa Carley and Ryan Deming

July 25, 2022

Crowe LLP in Hartford announces two promotions.

  • member news

Borgida & Company, P.C. Raises More Than $3,000 for American Cancer Society

July 21, 2022

The BORGIDA CARES! Team participated in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Daffodil Days and sold luminarias, homemade paper lanterns – decorated with the names of loved ones. Each Luminaria is in honor or remembrance of a life touched by cancer, accompanied by a moment of silence for those lost. The team also held a “Toast for a Cure” fundraising event at a local brewery, Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester, CT. Pictures from the events can be found on the Borgida & Company website.

  • member news

Michael Brooder, CPA of Marcum Quoted in Hartford Business Journal Article on Remote Work

July 19, 2022

Michael Brooder, CPA of Marcum was interviewed in the Hartford Business Journal article "Future of work: More CEOs working remotely as employees do the same."

  • member news

27 Residents Graduate in 2022 Class of Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy

July 11, 2022

This spring, 27 Connecticut residents graduated from the 2022 Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy, a program designed to strengthen leadership skills, develop and build relationships, and create a collaborative professional services community. This landmark program brings together professionals from various industries and backgrounds, including accounting and finance, law, insurance and architecture.

  • member news
  • press room

Bonnie Stewart Talks Work-Life Boundaries on Amy Vetter's Podcast

July 06, 2022

In our hustle culture today, setting the boundary between work and life has been increasingly challenging. However, our guest in this episode says, you don’t need to be superhuman! Don’t be so hard on yourself. Amy Vetter interviews the CEO of the Connecticut Society of CPAs, Bonnie Stewart. Together, they discuss the impact Bonnie’s father, family, and Executive Coach had on her development as a leader and advocate. She then shares insights on how acknowledging your limitations, setting boundaries, and prioritizing can make a much more balanced and fulfilling life. You can still be good at everything and still have balance if you stop being so hard on yourself. Don’t miss out!

  • member news

Marcum merges in PG&Co

July 05, 2022

Marcum LLP, a Top 20 Firm based in New York, added Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company LLP, a CPA firm based in Providence, Rhode Island, in its latest expansion move.

  • member news

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt: Enterprise-Quality Financial Planning and Analysis with Excel: Tools to transform your Excel-based interface

July 01, 2022

By CTCPA Advisory Council Chair Jim Norton, CPA, GRF CPAs & Advisors

  • member news
  • technology and cybersecurity

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt: Redirect Your Firm to the Future

July 01, 2022

By CTCPA Chair Michael Maksymiw Jr., CPA, Aprio Firm Foundation

  • member news
  • practice management

Meet CTCPA's Graduates of the 2022 Connecticut Professionals' Leadership Academy

June 30, 2022

This spring, 27 Connecticut residents graduated from the 2022 class of the Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy, a program designed to strengthen leadership skills, develop and build relationships, and create a collaborative professional services community. This landmark program brings together professionals from various industries and backgrounds, including accounting and finance, law, insurance and architecture.

  • member news
  • press room

William Alvarez, Jr. Appointed as Executive Member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association

June 29, 2022

William (“Bill”) Alvarez, Jr., was recently appointed as an Executive Member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association.

  • member news

Ryan Sheppard Named Fairfield Man of Influence in Fairfield Lifestyle

June 27, 2022

Ryan C. Sheppard, CPA, CFF was named a Fairfield Man of Influence in the June issue of Fairfield Lifestyle.

  • member news

Whittlesey Celebrates Community Day with Various Volunteer Events Across the Region

June 20, 2022

Over 90 Whittlesey team members across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts celebrated Community Day, an annual day of service representing the firm’s year-round commitment to giving back to local communities. For the past twelve years, hundreds of Whittlesey volunteers have put aside their daily work to partake in various projects ranging from painting classrooms to building homes.

  • member news

Connecticut Students Receive More Than $45,000 in Scholarships from CTCPA Accounting Scholarship Foundation

June 16, 2022

The Accounting Scholarship Foundation of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) presented more than $45,000 in scholarships at the CTCPA Recognition Reception held recently at the Wallingford Country Club.

  • member news
  • press room

Javim Gordon Promoted to Audit Senior at Deloitte

June 08, 2022

Javim Gordon, a member of the CTCPA Advisory Council, was promoted to Audit Senior at Deloitte.

  • member news

Kelly Brucato Joins BDO USA, LLP as Senior Tax Manager

June 08, 2022

Kelly Brucato joined BDO USA, LLP as a senior tax manager.

  • member news

CironeFriedberg’s Adam O’Feeney Wins 40 Under Forty Award

June 06, 2022

Adam O’Feeney, CPA, and senior manager at CironeFriedberg, LLP, joins the prestigious list of accomplished awardees of the 2022 Fairfield County 40 Under Forty award.

  • member news

Susan Martinelli of RSM US LLP Honored with CPA Society Leadership Award

May 31, 2022

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) honored Susan A. Martinelli, CPA of Southington with the 2022 Jack Brooks Leadership Award recently at the CTCPA Annual Meeting.

  • member news
  • press room

Connecticut Society of CPAs Elects 2022-2023 Leadership

May 12, 2022

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) has elected and installed its Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 activity year.

  • member news
  • press room

Stephen Pedneault Honored as UConn's MSA Professor of the Year

May 12, 2022

Stephen Pedneault, Founder/Owner of Forensic Accounting Services, LLC in Manchester, was honored as the MSA Professor of the Year by the UConn School of Business Accounting Department. Steve has won the award, which is voted on by the students, three times.

  • member news

Ed Bader Honored as 2022 Robert C. Knox Jr. YMCA Distinguished Leadership Award Recipient

May 10, 2022

The YMCA of Greater Hartford announced Edward F. Bader as the recipient of this year’s Robert C. Knox Jr., YMCA Distinguished Leadership Award on April 21 at the association’s annual meeting. The award is the highest tribute the YMCA pays to its volunteer leaders who exemplify the ideas of the YMCA and their dedication to preserving the responsibilities and opportunities the Y has to offer.

  • member news

PwC US announces $2.4B employee investment

May 06, 2022

Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers announced My+, a new three-year, $2.4 billion program to overhaul employees' benefits and professional experience, on Friday.

  • member news
  • practice management

Bonnie Stewart Honored with Hartford Business Journal Women in Business Award

May 05, 2022

CTCPA Executive Director and CEO Bonnie Stewart was named to the Hartford Business Journal's 2022 "Top 25 Women in Business" list.

  • member news
  • press room

KPMG publishes ESG-focused 'U.S. Impact Plan'

April 29, 2022

Big Four firm KPMG published its inaugural U.S. Impact Plan on Friday, outlining its environmental, social, and governance strategies across four main areas: people, planet, prosperity and principles of governance.

  • accounting and auditing
  • member news

Post-pandemic, KPMG CEO stresses staff communication, feedback

April 22, 2022

The sudden wholesale shift to remote work brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic required accounting firms to significantly upgrade the manner and frequency with which they communicate with staff — and for some, like KPMG US, this sudden change in staff communication didn't reflect a flash in the pan, but rather the start of a feedback overhaul.

  • member news
  • practice management

The Hartford sets goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

April 08, 2022

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford says it will work toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions connected to its businesses and operations to net zero by 2050.

  • member news

Harper & Whitfield, P.C., CPAs Advances Rebecca B. Zappone, CPA, MST of Plymouth to Principal

March 29, 2022

Harper & Whitfield is fortunate to have Becky join the leadership team and continue as an integral part of its forward-thinking and success for years to come. The firm recognizes the dedication and hard work that Becky has consistently demonstrated, while providing excellent client service, managing the completion of numerous important internal administrative projects, and serving as a go-to resource throughout the firm.

  • member news

Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP Names New Partners: Mary Wisenski, Matthew Soroka, Amber Tucker and Jim Arcouette

March 22, 2022

Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina (FML CPAs) has announced four new partners. Mary Wisenski, Matthew Soroka and Amber Tucker of the firm's Glastonbury office have all been promoted to partner. Jim Arcouette joins the firm's Enfield office as a partner.

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CTCPA Members Share Their Stories with Accounting Students

March 14, 2022

Thank you to these members who've spread the word about the CPA profession.

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Andrew Lattimer of CLA, Drew Andrews of Whittlesey named to HBJ's 'Power 50' List

March 06, 2022

The Hartford Business Journal's third annual "Power 50" list featured two familiar faces: Andrew Lattimer of CLA and Drew Andrews of Whittlesey.

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Citrin Cooperman merges in two South Florida firms

March 03, 2022

Citrin Cooperman, a Top 25 Firm based in New York, has expanded its presence to South Florida by adding two firms, Appelrouth, Farah & Co., P.A., in Coral Gables, and Bloom, Gettis & Habib, P.A., in Miami.

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