Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso is a full-service personalized Certified Public Accounting firm that has been servicing businesses and individuals in the New York metropolitan area since 1990. We at FDC are commited to improving the financial health of each client, one by one, with honesty, integrity always with their best interests in mind. All our CPA's hold valid New York State CPA Certificates.
Your FDC Team:
Anthony Ferrera, CPA, MST
Mr. Ferrera is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master's Degree in Taxation. He has experience in both the public accounting profession and in the software industry. As a partner at Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso he uses his experience to assist clients through their growth with projections and forecasts. He also consults on accounting and software systems, helps in the selection and implementation of pension plans and works with the clients to help sell or otherwise transfer their business interests. He uses his tax experience to work with individuals and business owners to not only prepare their tax returns, but to plan to reduce their tax burden. Additionally, he represents individuals and business owners before the taxing authorities.
Before becoming a partner at Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso, Mr. Ferrera first worked for the international accounting firms of Peat Marwick Main & Co. (audit department) and Grant Thornton (tax department). Thereafter, he joined Prentice Hall Professional Software, Inc. as Director of Tax Support to further his tax and computer knowledge. He received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University and his Master's Degree in Taxation from Long Island University.
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Michael J. DeStefano, CPA, CVA
Mr. DeStefano is both a Certified Public Accountant and a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst). His experience has been in both the public and private accounting sectors. As a partner with Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso, he has extensive experience in the areas of business valuations, consulting business owners on organizational structure, accounting systems, operations and financing and advising high net worth individuals on investments and tax planning. He also has helped individuals start new businesses with the creation of detailed business plans to help the individuals plan for their business needs. Mr. DeStefano also has a strong background in all areas of individual, business and estate taxation and has successfully represented his clients before the taxing authorities. Mr. DeStefano is an Executive Board Member of The Long Island Capital Alliance and a former Executive Board Member of The Suffolk Planning Council of Suffolk County.
Prior to becoming a partner in Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso, he was in the private sector serving as Controller/Chief Financial Officer in both the financial and wholesale industries. Before entering the private sector he had worked for the international accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand, and for a small accounting firm. He received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Hofstra University.
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For the past 25 years Phil Caporusso has advised and participated in assisting his clients in many aspects of their business. He uses a roll up your sleeves approach assisting in reorganizations, and developing of growth strategies, cost controls and management systems. His involvement in pre-sale planning, and subsequent sale, has enabled clients to successfully market and sell their business at the right time while maximizing the sales price. This experience of guiding his clients through many phases of their business has given Phil Caporusso insightful knowledge which makes him an invaluable asset to the FDC team.
In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he has received his Master’s Degree in Taxation. His experience in public accounting has been with both small and large firms. As a partner in the firm Phil Caporusso provides accounting services for his clients including forensic audit, audit, review and compilation services. He also prepares corporate, individual, fiduciary and estate tax returns, and represents his clients before taxing authorities. Mr. Caporusso consults with his clients on business financing matters, which include traditional bank-financing, asset based lending, and equity financing through private placement memorandums. He also performs personal financial planning, pension and retirement planning for his clients.
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James Moran, CPA
James Moran is a Certified Public Accountant and has been a member of the Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso team since 2000. His ability to solve client's problems independently in an efficient and effective manner has made James an invaluable part of the overall FDC management team. He has personal responsibility for handling most of his clients' needs. He also works closely with the firm's partners on various engagements. He is experienced in the preparation of individual, partnership, and corporate income tax returns, sales tax returns, and employment tax returns. He also performs audits and reviews of clients' financial statements, and prepares audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements. In addition he assists clients in business and tax planning, and successfully represents clients before various taxing authorities. Prior to joining FDC James worked on the accounting team at C-Span in Washington DC, and for a small public accounting firm. James received his degree in accounting from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
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Holly Reder- Bobbe is an Accounting Manager and has been a member of the Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso staff since 2001. Holly has many responsibilities, including working independently with many clients, consulting them on their accounting and taxation needs, has successfully represented them before various taxing authorities. Holly also works closely with the firm's partners on various engagements and has extensive knowledge and experience in taxation including preparing individual, partnership and corporate income tax returns, sales tax returns and employment tax returns. She also is responsible for preparing clients financial statements, including audited, reviewed and complied statements. In addition, she assists clients in business and tax planning. Prior to joining FDC, Holly worked for a small public accounting firm. She received her degree in accounting from Alfred University, located in Alfred, New York.
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Lisa Clacherty is a Certified Public Accountant who joined FDC team in September 2017. Lisa has many years of experience in both public and private accounting. She has worked for small and medium sized public firms on Long Island. Her experience includes all areas of tax as well as audit, review and compilation engagements. Lisa also has experience with a large, international corporation. Lisa received her accounting degree from Long Island University.
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Christopher R. Bacchioni is a Certified Public Accountant with over a decade of public accounting experience and also experience in the private sector. Prior to joining the FDC team he was the Corporate Controller of a large privately held manufacturing company. Immediately prior to that he was a Senior Manager with a local accounting firm. His expertise includes providing accounting, attest (auditing, review and compilations) and tax services working with clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing & distribution, real estate, construction, professional services, not-for-profit, and employee benefit plans. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and is also a member of the NYSSCPA Employee Benefits Committee. Christopher has conducted training seminars for CPAs on various accounting and auditing topics throughout his career and has been a contributor to trade and business publications including Long Island Business News. Christopher is a graduate of Long Island University (LIU Post) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
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Donna Mercado is a Senior Accountant and has been a member of the Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso staff since November 2015. Prior to joining FDC, Donna worked for mid-size public accounting firm on Long Island for 20 years. She is experienced in the preparation of individual, partnership, corporate and non-for-porfit corporation income tax returns, sales tax returns and employment tax returns. Donna has many responsibilities, including working independently with clients, consulting the clients on their accounting and taxation needs and representing them before various taxing authorities. She also prepares reviewed and complied financial statements. She received her degree at Briarcliff College, locates in Woodbury, New York.
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Kellie Picone is a Senior Accountant who joined the FDC team in August 2018. Kellie has over twenty years of experience in public accounting. She has worked for small and medium sized CPA firms on Long Island. Her experience includes all areas of tax as well as audit, review and compilation engagements. Kellie received her accounting degree from Hofstra University.
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