The McCarthy & Company, PC team has one goal – to help our clients succeed. That is why everyone at McCarthy & Company is focused on you and dedicated to your success. These are more than just words to our team. It is a way of life – going above and beyond what is expected, developing a deep understanding of the internal operations of your business and industry, being proactive and providing solutions. When you work with McCarthy & Company you will immediately experience the difference.
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Martin C. McCarthy, CPA, CCIFP
Marty McCarthy, CPA, CCIFP, is the managing partner of McCarthy & Company, PC. Known to be a proactive and astute businessman, he is valued for bringing issues to a client’s attention before the client even knows that something may be wrong. Marty keeps a close eye on what is happening in his clients’ businesses and industries, as well as changes to the tax law, accounting pronouncements, and government regulations, so clients can focus on their businesses. Clients trust Marty’s thoughtful and candid advice.
He has been passionate about serving the construction industry from the beginning of his career in public accounting. Marty has a deep understanding of how to help contractors achieve long-term success. Well-respected by sureties and bankers for the high quality of his work, Marty helps clients obtain the financing needed to grow their businesses.
Marty is considered a leading authority on helping contractors recover, rebuild, and restructure from the pandemic. Regarded as an expert on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), Marty has been instrumental in keeping contractors educated on this and other COVID-19 related government programs. Thomson Reuters presented the 2020 Luca AwardforTax andAccounting toMcCarthy&Company intheCOVID-19Response category
As the leader of McCarthy & Company, Marty knows the importance of having sincere relationships with clients and employees.His comprehensive approach to client service and management has earned him the reputation of being an accessible, responsive, and down-to-earth leader, as well as a futurist thinker. Marty values the relationships that he has with each client and member of his team, which is evident by the fact that most are loyal to the firm and happy to be part of the McCarthy & Company family
A 1993 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Marty holds the well-respected Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), where he serves on the Council and the Construction Industry Conference Committee. Marty is also a member ofthe Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Architectural Glass & Metal Association (AGMA), Construction Association of Eastern Pennsylvania (CAEP), and Utility Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA). Marty serves on the CPA Advisory Committee for NASPB, AGMA board of directors and board for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Philadelphia Foundation.
Considered a thought leader in the construction industry, Marty has presented at numerous conventions including the CFMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. His articles have been published in CE This Week (Construction Executive), Utility and Transportation Contractor (UTCA), and New Jersey CPA.
Rich Higgins, CPA
Managing Partner - New Jersey Office
Rich Higgins is the managing principal of McCarthy & Company’s New Jersey office. He is highly respected for his ability to actively listen to clients. Rich knows that if he focuses on what a client is saying, he can provide a solution to almost any business challenge.
Business owners trust Rich to assist them with a strategy to achieve their goals. He helps them establish realistic benchmarks to assess how well they are doing or to alert them to issues that need to be addressed. By looking at key indicators such as productivity, job costing, profit margins, and cash flow, Rich is able to help clients to reach or exceed their expectations. Because of the high-level of attention Rich pays to his clients and their businesses, he is considered a trusted advisor and solution provider.
Rich has experience working with clients in the construction, real estate, medical, and retail industries. Besides providing traditional accounting, audit and tax services, he works with clients to expand their bonding capacity or obtain the financing needed to grow their business.
Surety companies and bonding agents respect Rich for the high quality of the financial statements he produces, as well as his extensive knowledge of the construction industry. Sureties frequently ask Rich to explain the relationship between numbers reported on financial statements and the meaning behind key performance indicators.
Rich is frequently published in leading construction trade publications including Construction Executive (CE) This Week, Utility Transportation Contractor, and MCC Construction Zone.
A member of the firm’s leadership team since 1998, Rich graduated from Stockton University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and AICPA. Rich is an active member of the Utility Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA) and National Association of Surety Bond Professionals (NASBP). He volunteers time as a coach and served as the treasurer for the Toms River Futbol Club.
David E. Gibbs, CPA, CCIFP, CRE, MBA
Partner-in-Charge Real Estate Services Group
David Gibbs, CPA, CCIFP, CRE, MBA, is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Real Estate Services Group. He has vast experience working with real estate professionals in a wide range of sectors including commercial, industrial, and residential. Clients benefit from David’s profound knowledge of the unique tax elections for real estate professionals. He is known to make recommendations during Tax Blueprint consulting meetings that save clients a substantial amount of money such as an analysis of Cost Segregation Studies, 1031 Exchanges, Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), and 754 Elections.
As the firm’s tax partner, David’s extensive knowledge of the tax law gives him the ability to take a holistic look at the tax implications of any transaction. A man of integrity, David believes in presenting a thorough answer, even if it is not what the client wants to hear. This allows clients to make informed decisions based on what is best for the company on a whole.
In addition to the work he does in the area of strategic tax planning, compliance and preparation, David audits municipalities. This requires a high-level of knowledge on governmental audit procedures and Pennsylvania’s Local Tax Enabling Act 511 compliance.
David also manages the day-to-day operations of the firm’s headquarters in Layfette Hill, PA. He oversees the firm’s internal procedures to ensure that the work produced by McCarthy & Company exceeds client’s expectations.
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting, David joined the firm in 1996 and was made partner in 2003. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University. David holds the well-respected Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP), as well as the elite Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) designation.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AIPCA), Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Association, Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), and National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP). David is frequently published in Construction Executive on topics related to real estate, construction, the economy, and tax law. A lifetime athlete, he coaches basketball and lacrosse. David can be contacted at 610.828.1900 or David.Gibbs@McCarthy.CPA.
Gary T. Williams, CPA
Gary Thomas Williams, CPA, principal, is well-respected for the high level of personalized attention he provides to his clients. Gary understands that clients hire him because of his extensive knowledge in local municipal taxes. This is a unique area of accounting that requires experience in the Local Tax Enabling Act, commonly known as Pennsylvania Act 511.
As a result of his exposure to Act 511 taxes for the past 25 years, Gary is frequently consulted by local municipalities to help develop or update Act 511 audit policies and procedures, amend tax ordinances and/or rules and regulations, and help with updating tax forms and instructions all in conjunction with current business privilege and/or mercantile tax ordinances and applicable court decisions.
With Gary’s help, one municipality was able to collect $7.1 million in delinquent taxes from one taxpayer. Other municipalities have also benefited from collecting thousands of dollars to over two million dollars in additional tax revenue as a result of Gary’s work.
In addition to working with municipalities, Gary provides tax and audit services to both nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses. Nonprofit accounting is highly specialized. Gary focuses his attention on working with clients on the information needed to properly report to both the federal and state governments in order to maintain their exempt status. Gary understands how critical it is for a nonprofit organization to demonstrate the value it brings to the community, especially in the areas of fundraising and securing grants.
Gary graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Gary is also a member of the Pennsylvania Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax Collectors Association where he frequently speaks at their annual conferences. He has also been consulted numerous times by other CPAs, attorneys, and tax collecting agencies on local tax issues. Gary supports the community by being the longtime treasurer of the Whitemarsh Township Girls Basketball League.
Ira N. Secouler, CPA
Ira Secouler, CPA, is passionate about helping professional service providers, especially those in the medical fields, establish and run a thriving practice. Recognizing that most professionals are experts in their area of specialty, but have little experience operating a profitable business, Ira has established pathways for these individuals to become successful in reaching their individual financial goals. In addition, he has established himself in tax planning and preparation for the solo entrepreneurs and large net worth individuals
Ira is a sought-after speaker at local and national medical conventions, where he presents workshops on the tax and financial implications of running a profitable small business. He is a frequent speaker at certified registered nurse anesthesia (CRNA) educational conferences throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. One of the highlights of his career was his presentation at the national CRNA convention in Chicago. This seminar was attended by more than 400 CRNA medical professionals. It was a standing room only crowd.
A graduate of Drexel University, Ira is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).He has been an active member of Congregation Beth Or since 1989 serving in many positions, including President of the Congregation.
Ira is an active board member and treasurer of Kind Quilts, which provides handcrafted quilts to hospitalized children. He has helped this organization distribute these “tangible gifts of love” to children in several hospitals. Ira is an active board member and treasurer of Philadelphia Hebrew Free Loan Society, which provides zero interest loans to individuals and businesses requiring working capital.
In his spare time, Ira is usually surrounded by one or more of his granddaughters or he can be found on a local golf course trying to improve his game.
Michael A. Mazur, CPA, CFF
Mike Mazur, partner, is a key relationship builder in McCarthy & Company’s office in New Jersey. Mike learned early in his career the value of building strong relationships with clients and the business community based on trust and authenticity. He is known for his down-to-earth demeanor and ability to explain complex accounting and tax issues in simple terms so that clients and stakeholders can benefit from his knowledge.
Well-respected as a business strategist, Mike takes a holistic approach to client service. With more than 40 years of experience in public accounting, the true value that Mike brings to a relationship comes from his insight on the key metrics that business decisions should be based. Entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners look to Mike to provide them with the tools to enhance and grow their business.
Mike is the leader of the firm’s Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services Group, as well as its New Jersey-based audit principal. He provides accounting, audit, tax, and valuation services to mid-market and large corporations in the construction, manufacturing, medical, and retail industries. Mike also has expertise in auditing local governmental agencies.
A 1974 graduate of the College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and its Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS). Mike holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation from the AICPA.
An active member of several trade and civic organizations, Mike is a member of the Utility Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA), as well as the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Surety Associations. He served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County and was its treasurer.
Craig S. Pollen, CPA
Craig S. Pollen, CPA, partner, is always focused on his client’s success. His hands-on approach helps clients achieve their near- and long-term financial goals and objectives. Craig specializes in providing tax planning and wealth management services to professional service providers in the medical (including chiropractors and psychologists), dental, and legal industries. He also works with retail establishments and day camps.
Craig makes it a point to go beyond client expectations. He handles various tax matters for extremely wealthy individuals which includes preparing very complicated personal and partnership tax returns, charitable remainder trust returns, as well as a private foundation tax returns and financial statements. His individual tax clients are able to save significant money on their taxes because of Craig’s extensive knowledge of tax elections, credits, and deferrals. He also worked with an upscale retail start-up to obtain 100% financing to open their store, which does not typically happen.
A 1977 graduate of Penn State University, Craig earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He started his career at a “Big 4” accounting firm and then formed Pollen & Secouler in 1988 to serve the accounting needs of professional service providers. In 2013, Craig merged his firm into McCarthy & Company, PC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PCPA).
A man who believes in giving back to the community, Craig was honored as Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Jenkintown, PA. He has been an active member of this Rotary Club since 1993 and has served as its treasurer since 1999. Craig is also the chairman of its Fundraising Committee.
In his spare time, Craig enjoys playing competitive tennis. He is the captain of two United States Tennis Association (USTA) teams and has served as the captain of various other teams for the past 15 years. Three of the 55+ teams that he was the captain for went to the National Championships in 2011, 2016 and 2019. He is married with two grown sons. Andrew works as an consultant for Deloitte digital and Travis is close to completing a doctorate in Rehabilitation Science from Drexel University.
Donald J. Kaiser, CPA
As an Eagle Scout, Don Kaiser, CPA and partner, brings the core values of being trustworthy, loyal, and helpful to every client engagement. Don has lived his life knowing that he can make a real difference by holding true to his innate belief that everyone needs someone they can count on in a time of need.
He provides accounting, audit, tax and IT consulting services to the firm’s diversified base of medium-to-large corporate clients. Don makes it a point to thoroughly know his clients’ business and industry so he can make recommendations that are in alignment with their goals. Although Don specializes in working with clients in the construction and retail industries, he keeps abreast of global and national business trends that could impact any of the firm’s clients.
Clients know that they can depend on Don to be there for them and deliver beyond their expectations. Whether it is a question on a new accounting pronouncement, change to the tax law or an issue with their bookkeeping system, Don is there to thoroughly explain the answer.
Don is passionate about helping his clients succeed. His work goes beyond what is provided by the typical accountant. He is always looking for innovative ways to improve operations and enhance profitability. Don has helped clients obtain bank financing to make capital investments, expand bonding facilities to invest in new projects, and maintain financial reporting systems when life events require key employees to be with their families.
A wizard in information technology, Don works with clients to establish the necessary reporting systems to produce meaningful reports on the financial health of their business. He is instrumental in bringing state-of-the art technology to the firm.
Don graduated from William Paterson University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He joined the firm in 1997 and was named principal in 2016. Don is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Utility Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA), and National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP). Don has served as a Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout troop, youth soccer coach, and he is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.
Matthew J. Boland, CPA, CCIFP
Director - Accounting & Assurance
Matthew J. Boland CPA, CCIFP, director – accounting & assurance with McCarthy & Company, PC, a leader in construction accounting, recently earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation awarded by The Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals, Inc. (ICCIFP). The CCIFP designation is "the only construction financial management certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute," according to ICCIFP. Two other members of the firm – Marty McCarthy, CPA, CCIFP, managing partner, and David Gibbs, CPA, CCIFP, MBA, partner, also hold this esteemed designation.
“Earning the CCIFP designation was important to me. It formally recognizes my expertise in construction accounting,” explains Boland. “The majority of the clients that I work with are construction contractors. I was interested in earning the CCIFP designation so I can help my clients strengthen their financial positions, grow their businesses, and become more profitable. That is the value proposition that McCarthy & Company delivers its clients.” By earning the CCIFP designation, Boland joins an exclusive group of fewer than 1,200 professionals nationwide who have met ICCIFP’s rigorous standards in the practice of construction financial management. Established in 2003, CCIFP is the only standard to recognize financial professionals with a superior understanding of the industry’s financial opportunities and challenges. To earn the designation, an applicant must serve in a professional financial role for a construction contractor or an accounting and/or financial service provider to the industry and pass a comprehensive exam. To maintain this certification, members are required to complete ongoing continuing education in the field of construction financial management.
The CCIFP designation raises the standards for construction financial professionals by giving special recognition to those who demonstrate skill and proficiency in their field, verified through advanced education, professional experience, and rigorous examination. As part of an elite group, Boland enjoys a new level of credibility and industry-wide recognition. He has a proven record of accomplishment, experience and success and is now counted among the most highly qualified construction financial professionals in the industry. The ICCFP is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote the highest standards of construction financial management through the credentialing of construction financial professionals. The CCIFP exam covers construction financial management topics such as accounting and reporting, income recognition, budgeting and planning, risk management, taxes, human resources, legal issues, and information technology. This designation has garnered endorsements from the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), National Association of Surety Bond Professionals (NASBP), and other well-respected construction industry groups.
He earned a Bachelor of Art degree in accounting and finance from Muhlenberg College in 2010. Matt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and Construction Association of Eastern Pennsylvania (CAEP). A father of three, Matt is married to Gina.
Kyrstin Mackrides, CPA, MT
Kyrstin W. Mackrides, CPA, MT, manager, has a flair for strategic tax planning. She advises clients on the various tax elections that are available to them and the best time to take advantage of applicable deductions and credits.
In addition, Kyrstin works with construction contractors won financial statement engagements. She provides contractors with accounting and assurance services including financial statement audits, reviews and compilations, bookkeeping, monthly and quarterly accounting, cash flow analysis and management, as well as QuickBooks installation and training.
Educating contractors on tax elections and accounting methods is important to Kyrstin. She recently developed training materials on the domestic production activities deduction (DPAD), net investment income tax (NIIT), 10 percent gross profit deferral and computing look-back on completed long-term contracts. Also included is information on accounting methods used by contractors such as the percentage of completion method (PCM), completed contract method (CCM), and percentage of completion capitalized cost method (PCCM).
Since joining McCarthy & Company, PC, Kyrstin has been directly responsible for saving clients substantial tax dollars. She worked with one client on assessing the availability of research and development tax credits that saved him more than $100,000 in taxes. Another client who operates numerous restaurants benefited from Kyrstin’s expertise when she researched and applied FICA tip credits. Because she was aware that the owner of these restaurants was a minority partner in another large restaurant, she advised him to review the FICA tip credit with the majority partner. This resulted in that entity (who isn't a client) obtaining the credit as well.
Kyrstin earned a Master in Taxation from Villanova University in 2018. She joined the firm in 2013 after graduating from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. Kyrstin was a four-year standout lacrosse player in college.
Monica DiPaola, manager, is relentlessness about finding answers and solutions for her clients. She is well-known for researching every aspect of an issue or problem until she finds the best course of action. Clients know that they can discuss any challenge with Monica and she will deliver a thoughtful approach to finding a resolution.
Her responsibilities include the preparation of financial statements and tax returns, as well as providing tax planning, payroll and sales tax compliance, quarterly reporting, and bookkeeping services. In addition, Monica provides audit, review and compilation services for the firm’s clients in the construction industry. Well-respected for the high quality of her work, Monica is instrumental in ensuring that each engagement meets the high standards of technical review that McCarthy & Company is known.
Monica believes that providing the highest level of client service is of the upmost importance. She takes the time to listen to her clients and understand their needs. She is focused on delivering the product that the client wants, when they want it.
With more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, Monica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Rowan University in 2005.
Jeffrey I. Kim, CPA, is a manager with McCarthy & Company, PC. He is highly regraded by his clients for his integrity. Jeff considers honesty and reliability as important characteristics for everyone who serves clients, especially accountants.
As a trusted advisor, Jeff keeps clients informed about changes in the tax law that will impact their business or individual tax situation. He takes great pride in educating clients on tax elections and deductions that can help business and individual clients reduce their tax obligation. Jeff is proactive in his approach to client service and is constantly looking for new ways to save clients money, improve cash flow, and increase profits.
He provides traditional accounting and tax services to closely held businesses in various industry sectors, municipalities, and individuals. Jeff also assists business clients with obtaining financing by painting a clear picture of the company’s performance on their financial statements.
One example of a unique approach Jeff took to help a client save money was accomplished through tax planning and consulting with other professional service providers. Jeff was able to shift income into a corporate retirement plan for the client, which resulted in significant savings on his tax obligation. In another situation, Jeff managed the work in a litigation case and helped a client win a large settlement.
Jeff graduated from Drexel University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He started his career in public accounting with McCarthy & Company in 2001. He took a short break to work for a “Big Four” firm and then returned to McCarthy & Company. Jeff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Through the PICPA, he had the opportunity to be interviewed by a local television station on income taxes and has spoken at various community group meetings on personal budgeting. He serves as a board member for the Korean American Chamber of Commerce – Philadelphia.
Passionate about giving back to the community and helping local youth, Jeff coaches his son’s baseball team. Prior to becoming an accountant, Jeff worked in his family’s business, Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant. This is where he learned valuable skills of balancing family and professional relationships, leadership, as well as succession, transition, and retirement planning. Jeff provides insight and wisdom on running a closely held business from his own experience working with his father and other family members.
Most people assume that the managing partner runs the accounting firm. Although this is true to an extent, the person running the internal functions of the firm – accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, office workflow, facilities management, human resources, training and development, IT, and marketing is frequently the firm administrator. Kerrianne Brady holds this position at McCarthy & Company
While her position is very demanding, Kerrianne is known and well-respected for her calm nature and ability to make everyone she encounters happy. Whether it is a cheerful email, positive comment, or thoughtful advice, Kerrianne has a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face.
Being a modest person, Kerrianne attributes her success at the firm to working with an amazing team and great leadership. According to Kerrianne, McCarthy & Company has a great leadership team who are forward thinkers, movers and shakers, and open-minded individuals who drive everyone at the firm to contribute at a high level.
Her priority is to pay attention to what team members and clients need, listening closely to their concerns, reacting thoughtfully, and providing a solution in a timely manner. She is authentic in her desire to help people. Kerrianne knows from years of experience working with people how important it is to show people that they are valued.
She joined McCarthy & Company four years ago and has made her mark on the firm. Many of the experiences stakeholders have with the firm are a direct result of Kerrianne’s work.
A 1997 graduate of Widener University, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in sports management. Before joining McCarthy & Company, Kerrianne was the firm administrator at a law firm for more than 11 years. She is a member of the National Notary Association and the CPA Firm Management Association.
She likes to spend time with her family, travel, or get involved and help with whatever is needed to be done for the community sporting teams that her two children participate in throughout the year. Kerrianne is an active member of several parent committees.
Her favorite quote is by Audrey Hepburn, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” This is an expression that Kerrianne lives by and she encourages others to do the same. Kerrianne believes that you can accomplish anything with the right mindset.
Christopher R. Abell, CPA, is well-respected for his patience and relatability. Being able to cultivate professional/personal relationships with his clients is important to Chris. He takes the time to thoroughly know the issues that could impact his clients. When Chris was put on the engagement team for a government contractor, he invested his own time to research the regulations and procedures they must adhere to forDefense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance. This is just one example of Chris’ commitmentto helping his clients.
He guides his clients through the process of filing multi-state tax returns and keeping meticulous books. Chris is empathetic to the needs of his clients as a whole and takes into consideration what is right for their business instead of simply looking at the numbers on their tax return. This gives Chris the opportunity to provide thoughtful advice and guidance to his clients.
Through the COVID-19 pandemic Chris has been instrumental in helping clients obtain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).Insome cases,muchneededfundswere securedfor clients formore than several million dollars. Because Chris guided clients on how to spend PPP funds,itis anticipatedthatmostloanswillbe forgiven, saving clients fromeconomic disaster, employees from losing their jobs and possibly even bankruptcy.
Chris joined the firm in August 2017 and currently serves as a manager in McCarthy & Company’s Pennsylvania office. He provides tax planning and preparation services to professional services firms and individuals.
A 2014 graduate of Western Governors University, Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in general education with a focus on special education.He plans to pursue a Master in Taxation degree, as well as completing a Master of Business Administration degree. Chris is a member ofthe American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
The attacks on 9/11 changed the trajectory of Chris’ life.He forfeited the college scholarship that he earned and joined the U.S. Navy. Chris served for four years aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), doing two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf.His battlegroup was a part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in the Navy, Chris served as a Master at Arms 2nd Class, Enlisted Surface, and Aviation Warfare Specialist.
He gives back to the community by serving as the treasurer of the Board of Directors of Mom’s House of Phoenixville, a local nonprofit that provides daycare services to single parents going to school full time. Chris volunteers at his sons’ school in the WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students). He also gives back by doing pro bono accounting work for low income families.
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