For Immediate Release
Kimberly Roffi, CPA Wins SmartCEO’s 2016 Brava Award
Forty powerhouse female business leaders to be recognized in SmartCEO’s Brava Awards program
May 13, 2016 – Bohemia, NY – Cerini & Associates, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, is thrilled to announce Kimberly Roffi, CPA, tax and business advisory Partner is a recipient of the 2016 Brava Award in the Executive Category. The Brava Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of forty of Long Island’s top women business leaders. This year’s class collectively generates more than $10.38 billion in annual revenue and employs 8,149 individuals. The winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on August 10, 2016 at Westbury Manor.
“This award is a source of great pride to our firm, and shows Kimberly’s dedication to creating the best possible environment for our team so that we in turn can provide the highest level of service to our clients,” says Tim McHale, CPA, tax and business advisory Partner.
Roffi has over sixteen years of public accounting experience, and was promoted to Partner in Cerini’s tax and business advisory practice last year. A member of the firm since 2001, and a proud mother of three, Kim has been providing responsive, innovative, and forward‐thinking service and advice to her clients. “Since I started working at Cerini & Associates, I always strived to be a partner one day at the Firm,” said Roffi. “It’s more than just a great place to work each day, it’s a firm of talented professionals, invaluable client relationships, and limitless opportunities in the public accounting industry. I am proud to be the first female partner in our firm and feel that it will enable other women in our firm to seek the same opportunity.”
“Brava winners possess the hallmark qualities of successful leaders — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner in this year’s class exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropic initiatives,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “We are honored to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”
The Long Island Brava Awards ceremony on August 10, 2016, is an expected sell-out event where more than 350 local executives and guests will gather and celebrate their noteworthy achievements. Past Brava winners will also be in attendance to welcome the new class of winners into the Brava community. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and a final, inspirational toast to the female leaders of Long Island.
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About Cerini & Associates, LLP Cerini & Associates, LLP is a full service accounting firm with a staff over 40 full- and part-time employees, four partners, and a foundation built on value-added ideas and integrity. C&A serves many industries, including healthcare, nonprofit, special education, school districts, technology, contractors, and an array of mid-sized businesses (including retailers, manufacturers, distributors, et al). C&A’s services include, but are not limited to: accounting and auditing; tax compliance and business advisory; tax controversy defense and support; litigation support; mergers and acquisitions; internal audit; and operational and internal control reviews.
C&A’s staff takes pride in the quality of its work and operates with the technical ability of a much larger firm. C&A is also proud to have received an unqualified opinion during its last tri-annual peer review. The firm is affiliated with many professional organizations, including the: New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.