Time dedicated to clients by Cerini & Associates employees is more meaningful than typical “work.”
We are grateful for our alliance with Cerini & Associates and the impact their dedication to increasing literacy has made on the community. Employees and clients should feel gratified that they are putting books in the hands of underprivileged children across New York, and that they are single-handedly helping to eradicate illiteracy.
With their support, The Book Fairies is on a mission to break the cycle of illiteracy stemming from poverty and a lack of access to reading material. It’s a simple yet incredibly impactful gesture that should be revered and modeled by others.
Our experience with the team at Cerini and Associates has been incredible. Not only did they help us attain our original startup loan, but they also were instrumental in finding us an institution to refinance it 3 years later. They are extremely knowledgeable in the healthcare industry and have provided us with tax, accounting and advisory services that have allowed us to grow and expand our practice with confidence. They truly care about the success of their clients and would be an asset for any practice.
I have been working with Ed McWilliams and the team at Cerini since 2013. I don’t even know where to start, Ed oversees all of my accounting and advising for both my small business and personal life. I have dealt with many accountants and firms in the past and none of them have met and exceeded expectations like Ed and Cerini & Associates. Ed’s acute attention to detail, meticulous planning and guidance through confusing tax regulations for both our business and personal sides has put us on a solid footing and upward trajectory that continues to compound daily.
I cannot recommend Ed and Cerini & Associates highly enough!!!
As we have grown our technology company from a start-up idea into a thriving business, Cerini has been an indispensable partner for us, providing spot on accounting, impeccable advice and top-notch professionalism. I have peace of mind that my accounting needs are being addressed by the Cerini team.
Cerini & Associates has been a trusted and dependable partner ever since we started the company, helping us properly navigate many of the requirements to start and scale a technology business.
Cerini and Associates have served as our auditors, teachers, and guides for over 10 years. With the first audit, they helped us assess all of our systems, resulting in their upgrading and professionalization. As we as an organization grew and evolved, their guidance supported our changes. They help us find solutions to complex issues that arise. And they turn account-speak into common English so everyone can understand. We see them as real assets to our overall work.
I am pleased to be represented by the team at Cerini & Associates, LLP. I have dealt with several members of their team but mostly spend my time with Ed McWilliams, CPA, one of the senior tax managers. Ed really runs “point” on our account and further I feel he is not only extremely knowledgeable, but diligent and responsive to our needs. From the most trivial letter we receive from the state about this-or-that to the larger picture of our overall cash-flow and planning, I know that Ed and the entire team understands our goals and has our back.
Without hesitation, I confidently recommend Cerini as an accountant and strategic partner. If the time comes for you to consider another accountant, I would strongly suggest that Cerini should be on your “short-list” of firms to interview. Continued success and wealth!
It is with confidence that I recommend Cerini and Associates, LLP as auditors for non–profit organizations. As the Chief Financial Officer representing several companies, I’ve worked with a number of different audit teams throughout the years. They are always competent, well-organized, and thorough. Audit partner Matt Burke is very knowledgeable and professional, and available throughout the audit to answer questions or discuss any issues that arise. The firm is also a resource year-round – providing guidance for new accounting pronouncements, offering seminars & training sessions, and brainstorming options to handle unique transactions that occur.
The expertise provided by Ken Cerini and his associates is the best I have encountered in my long career. It was evident from my first meeting with Ken; and it has continued unabated as we have expanded our business relationship. His commitment to excellence is unequaled. His passion for our mission is something for which we could only hope. And his advice and insights has been instrumental as we seek to grow our mission and our ministry to Deaf individuals, domestically and internationally. He has surrounded himself with a team that is equally gifted.
Cerini & Associates has provided consulting services to our early education program for several years. They have an expertise in the industry that cannot be matched. We are consistently pleased with the quality of service and the knowledge of all members of the team. They are always responsive to our needs and have helped us to make important financial and programmatic decisions related to the continued and future success of our program.
The difficulties of running a not for profit are tough enough, especially in this post-recession climate. The problems can seem insurmountable. In the time we’ve engaged Cerini and Associates they’ve been able to help clear the cobwebs, shine the light on our concerns, and map a future for us as an institution, a not for profit, and as a top regional museum and education center.
I have been a client of Cerini and Associates for over a decade now. I have found them to be most knowledgeable about my needs as a solo medical practitioner and they are always available to answer any questions I have. I look forward to continuing my professional relationship with them for many years to come.
Cerini and Associates conveys a high level of professionalism, knowledge and thoroughness to each engagement. They inspire confidence, assisting us to sustain our organization’s financial stability. The diversity of their talent offers the necessary resource and complement to each initiative. The Cerini team is to be commended as industry leaders and trusted business partners.
Cerini & Associates have been our accountants since 2009. Their partners, tax department, and auditors, have all played a part in preparing and examining our financial records and tax returns. They have provided a high level of professionalism and accuracy to understanding the uniqueness of our company and showing appreciation for us as clients. I really enjoy working with Carissa Scanlon in the Tax department. She has always been responsive and directly involved in meeting the needs, success, and growth of our company. We have a relationship built on trust and she goes above and beyond to provide invaluable insight, guidance, and advice. Thank you for being our accountants and especially for being part of the “YES” family!
Cerini has been trusted advisors and partners to our organization. They have offered helpful advice, unvarnished truth, and broad experience. As a non-profit religious institution, Cerini’s experience with similar institutions has been invaluable in our growth and evolution.
We have been very happy with our pension audits over several years already. We are especially grateful for Cerini’s responsiveness, attention to detail and very impressed with their professionalism and organizational skills. Their audits always run smoothly and efficiently. I would highly recommend their services.
When our congregation needed to quickly transition to a new accounting firm, Cerini & Associates stepped in and impressed us with their expertise, efficiency, flexibility, professionalism, and friendliness. C & A partners and staff take an interest in our organization providing accounting and financial advice whenever called upon. We look forward to fostering a long and fruitful professional relationship with a firm that understands the unique financial environment that religious organizations, such as ours, function in.
Cerini and Associates have been our auditors for the past three years. They are always well organized, professional and very responsive. An added benefit is the continuity of staff that I’ve experienced from year to year which means that they really know us and our business. I feel that they are always there for me even when my questions are not strictly related to the audit. It is wonderful to have a team of auditors who make the audit as painless as possible AND give me access to accounting experts when I need a second opinion.
Cerini & Associates have been our auditors for several years but are more than just our auditors. There is real value added beyond the production of financial statements and tax returns. We know we have a trusted partner and resource, with a wide network of professional affiliations who knows our organization and the industry.
I have been with Cerini and Associates for over twenty five years. When we first met, my company was in the middle of a very difficult tax audit. Not only did they stand by me while I was getting back on my feet, but helped grow my company both organically and exponentially at the same time. While forming several separate components, Cerini and Associates also helped me prepare my company for successful sale to a nationally known company currently doing sales of $250M. A very good friend of mine was in the throes of a very difficult audit over a year ago and Cerini and Associates ran to help with a single phone call, never putting fees before client. Kim Roffi has been my financial advisor, handling all of my accounting needs, fielding all of my questions with the upmost professionalism. Her team is always in the loop and there is never a dropped ball. What better recommendation than the fact that both of my daughter’s who are extremely successful would not think of switching accounting firms. Cerini and Associates has been with them for the past fifteen years. I don’t know how Kim keeps track of them while they move all over the country, each state having their own tax rules and regulations. They’re the best!!
We moved to Cerini & Associates from a much larger firm several years ago. While I was not thrilled with the experience I had with our prior accountants, I was a little nervous moving to a much smaller firm. What I found instead in Cerini & Associates, was a firm that had a deep understanding of our business and industry; a firm that was engaged in helping us to run more effectively and compliantly; a firm that was extremely responsive and available; and a firm that provided us regular contact with the engagement partner. With the larger firms I would see the senior partners only during the initial engagement meeting and not when I needed support. My experience with Cerini & Associates has taught me the right accounting firm offers access to senior staff and supports your needs and the needs of your business at all times. They become a part of your business that is as valuable as any staff member. Cerini & Associates continues to prove their value on a regular basis.
We have been clients of Cerini & Associates for over 15 years. They have provided guidance and support throughout all phases of our business. Kim Roffi has been a wonderful resource and her hands-on approach has taken the stress out of running our business. We are a medical practice, and Kim and staff have an excellent grasp on the rapidly changing health care climate. Kim has always provided us with insight and expert financial planning and continues to be an asset to our business and personal finances. We highly recommend Cerini & Associates for personal and business accounting needs.
I have been very appreciative for all the help, assistance and time everyone at Cerini has shown us during our association. Not only have you provided the audit services we contracted for but we appreciate the advice and structure you have provided to the board of directors and to myself. Not only have we stayed “on track” and grown due to you expertise but we now have a better understanding of where we are and where we are going.
When it was time to engage a new auditing firm, as the CFO I had reservations, but we’ve been with Cerini & Associates for two years now and I could not be more satisfied with the decision to engage them. The transition to Cerini was seamless; together we laid out and executed a plan that was implemented in a smooth, straight forward process. Our audit is now completed more efficiently, Form 990 is submitted without extension, and 5500s are timely prepared. I appreciate the efficiency of Cerini’s operation, their knowledgeable staff and partner accessibility. Our trustees appreciate timely reporting and the clear, concise and meaningful presentation of results. Consulting work by Cerini has also benefited our company. Additionally, fees have been reduced and Cerini supports our fundraising activities. No question this was a good choice of auditing firms for our organization.
We have had a relationship with Cerini & Associates for many years. They are very knowledgeable and we can trust them to advise us with all of our professional and personal accounting needs. The staff are very professional and always available to help when needed.
I have worked with Cerini and Associates for the past few years and would provide a strong recommendation to any business interested in seeking a true strategic partner. We utilize a variety of services from their firm, and I have always been impressed with their high degree of professionalism, the quality of their work, and their overall business understanding. Ken and his firm constantly put their clients first and will go the extra mile to get the job done.
Cerini and Associates has been our accounting firm for many years, and the service we receive from the partners and their staff throughout the year and at tax time has always exceeded our expectations. Recently we received exceptional support during our corporate restructure and transition to new software.
The staff’s friendliness and ability to explain accounting in layman’s terms make them a pleasure to work with. The partners and staff are always available and approachable, and their proactive style of suggesting ideas and solutions is very valuable to our business.
We would highly recommend Cerini and Associates as a professional accounting firm that has a sincere interest in the growth and success of your business.
First, I would do anything for Ken. He is invaluable to any agency. We first met at the Long Island Coalition. Of all the firms on Long Island Ken was the only partner/founder who had the good sense to take part in meetings of Long Island special education classroom based program Directors. Our issues are enormous and the monthly meetings often are challenging. While we represent different agencies who (at times) compete for the same children the Long Island Coalition is collegial and represents one voice while contributing to our state wide coalition. For the past six years Ken has attended and offered free advice on a number of financial issues. I am often amazed at the lack of appreciation that others show at times. Just Kids Diagnostic and Treatment Center decided early on to utilize the services of Cerini and Associates for our medical clinic. Ken, Matt and Shari provided our independent certification of our financial’s and contributed to the maturity of our internal controls on a limited basis.
This past year one of our Chief Business officers retired. Ken and Cerini and Associates endeavored to substantiality review all of our financial records and protocols. His monthly management reports became the framework for our goals towards improvement in every aspect our of business. Coincidentally a state law required a Comptroller’s audit by 2018. Many of the requirements were protocols that Ken had started to initiate on our behalf. Our program grew from 6 employees to well over 500. While the “mom and pop” business is revered by so many its lack of sophistication is not tolerated in our preschool special education world.
My Administrative Assistant probably gave the most meaningful description of Ken. She said “while others scream and yell when deadlines approach Ken has a quiet and comforting demeanor that facilitates a much more reasonable environment which lends itself to a perfect product”.
Oversight of accounting practices for educational institutions in New York is one of the most difficult fields an accountant can get into. We have been working with Cerini & Associates for many years and are sure that without their knowledge, suggestions, and critiques of our operations, we would not be able to manage our programs as effectively as we are today. We have a great working relationship with this firm and know that they are always there to ensure that we receive whatever information we need as expeditiously as possible, and most important, we know they will ensure that our company always remains in compliance with the most up-to-date accounting principles and regulations.
We have been very pleased with all the help, advice and support received from Cerini & Associates. They are the perfect find for all of our accounting needs. I have a sense of security knowing there’s always quality advice on hand as my business grows.
I find Cerini & Associates easy to work with, thorough and highly professional. They have a well organized approach and take a personal interest in our business.
Cerini and Associates has been a valuable addition to our firm, not only as our accounting firm, but also as a valued member of our strategy and advisory team. If you are looking for a firm that truly cares about its clients, I would highly recommend Cerini and Associates.
Cerini & Associates, LLP has consistently done a professional job since we’ve started working with them. Their staff has been very competent and a pleasure to work with. I have tremendous confidence in the firm and its expertise with my business and accounting needs.
The team at Cerini are terrific to work with, and always available to provide sound, professional advice and guidance. God knows I have asked an inordinate number of questions! Thank you for everything.
We have a great personal relationship with C&A. We receive great tax research help from Tim McHale, and find that someone is always available for a reply. The staff works effectively with our bankers, bonding and brokers to handle any questions regarding financials/tax returns.
Ken’s knowledge, dedication, experience and intelligence is reflected in his quality of work. His staff is well supervised, organized and extremely pleasant. C&A helped us move forward to secure a better future for our business.