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Monday, February 06, 2017

TBC Named #1 CPA Firm in the Capital Region

Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) remains on top of the Albany Business Review’s  list of largest CPA firms in the 11 county scope that encompass New York’s Capital Region. The list, which was published on Friday, February 3, 2017, ranks CPA firms based on the number of Certified Public Accountants employed in their Capital Region office.

The Firm has 91 associates in its sole location at 7 Washington Square in Albany. Of those associates, 53 are CPAs, up from 51 total CPAs in 2016 which then also put TBC as the largest firm among Capital Region accounting businesses.

Growth in the number of CPAs employed wasn’t the only increase TBC enjoyed in the last 12 months. In 2016, TBC moved up three slots on the Top 300 Firms List from #233 to #230. The Top 300 Firms List is a national ranking of public accounting firms based on net revenue published by Inside Public Accounting.

“To maintain our core values of delivering high integrity, and responsive, superior quality of work to our clients, we must continuously focus on our workforce,” said James Drislane, the firm’s managing partner. “We have always done well by being good to our employees, our clients, and the community. While CPA firms of our size may look to mergers and acquisitions for advancement, our priorities remain on expanding our capabilities by hiring CPAs and helping our associates earn their CPA license as our key strategy in sustaining the growth of our firm. The Firm’s lack of staff turnover gives TBC the unique advantage of having experienced, team-oriented staff, which results in the success of our firm’s ability to retain long-term clients and engage in new business relationships.”

Other recent accolades demonstrate the Firm’s ability to keep employees highly satisfied, such as the Albany Business Review’s Best Places to Work and the Times Union Top Workplace awards. Among the qualities that associates say differentiates TBC from other accounting practices is its strong community presence. As one testament to its commitment to giving back locally, the Firm just wrapped up celebrating its 45th year in business by completing a 45 Acts of Kindness campaign in which employees volunteered or the Firm itself donated financial means or goods to nonprofit organizations for 45 consecutive days.

TBC services business clients, not-for-profit organizations, government entities, employee benefit plans, and individuals in several different areas. These areas include accounting, auditing, tax, and advisory services such as trust and estate administration, pension plan administration, valuation and litigation services, and forensic accounting, among others.

More information about the CPA Firms list is available through the Albany Business Review.