Upcoming Events

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Chapter Manhattan/Bronx Chapter- What’s the Future of the CPA post-pandemic? Webinar
11/22/2021 9:00:00 AM
Teleconference Event
Manhattan/Bronx Chapter- NY Residency & Telework 2021 Update Tech Session Webinar
12/7/2021 10:00:00 AM
Teleconference Event
FAE Hot IRS Tax Examination Issues for Individuals and Businesses Webcast
11/3/2021 9:00:00 AM
Web Event, with an internet connection
Professional Issues Update - Manhattan/Bronx, Westchester
11/10/2021 6:00:00 PM
Teleconference Event
FAE's Ethics Update- Manhattan/Bronx, Mid Hudson, Rockland and Westchester Chapters
11/16/2021 6:00:00 PM
Teleconference Event
Broker/Dealer Conference
5/4/2022 8:15:00 AM
Baruch College, New York
Business Law Essentials For Practitioners and Controllers Seminar
5/9/2022 9:00:00 AM
FAE Learning Center, New York
Employer's Handbook: Legal, Tax, and Health Care Issues Seminar
5/10/2022 9:00:00 AM
FAE Learning Center, New York

For a full list of CPE Courses available for this chapter, visit myCPE.

Thank you to the sponsors of NYSSCPA’s Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Annual Golf Classic Outing at the Woodside Club. It was great to see the overwhelming support for our accounting program - the Ted Wilson Scholarship.

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Organizational meeting


 March 11, 2021


Elysa Dauerman, CPA, CGMA, CITP, PM (Chair)
Rekha Chatterjee, CPA
J. Michael Kirkland, CPA, CGMA


The Nominating Committee submits the following report of nominees for election.

All Nominees have been contacted and are willing to serve as indicated.

OFFICERS (One year term expiring May 31, 2022)

President:              Orume Hays, CPA*
President-Elect:    Sean Stein Smith, CPA  
Vice President:     Gary Rosen, CPA
Treasurer:              Fred Kosnac, CPA
Secretary:              Katelyn Kogan, CPA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Terms Expiring on May 31, 2022)

Dallys Tom Medali, CPA
Mark Farber, CPA
Louis Feinstein, CPA
Alan Willinger, CPA

Immediate Past President: A’Isha Torrence, CPA *

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Terms Expiring on May 31, 2023)

Alex Hamabuchi, CPA
Barbara Marino, CPA
Colin Mohamed, CPA
Philip Sookram, CPA


Elections will take place on May 4, 2021 at the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter - Tax Issues Created by the Pandemic – Residency and Telecommuter Border Wars Webcast session.


Dear Members,

There are several officer/board openings, due to the expiring terms of current members. Officer terms are for a one-year period, while director terms are for two years. All terms become effective at the beginning of the chapter’s new fiscal year, which starts on June 1.

The Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Nominating Committee invites chapter members to submit names (you may also submit your own) for officer (president-elect, vice president, treasurer and secretary) and director positions.

Please submit your nomination(s) as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, March 9, 2021, and indicate the board or officer position in the subject area. Compliance with CPA licensing rules and NYSSCPA membership requirements is required. Nominations, along with a brief professional background or biography, should be sent to the nominating committee email listed below.

Becoming an officer/director of the chapter’s board allows members to make an important contribution to the profession and provides numerous leadership opportunities. You can help the chapter develop strategies and execute its significant initiatives, while enhancing your own professional network, leadership skills and career goals.

What is required of a board member?

  • Attendance at board meetings in person (once NYSSCPA offices re-open) or via conference call. There are approximately 12 board meetings per year.
  • Participation, when possible, in CPE seminars and social, professional and charitable events sponsored by the chapter, in addition to developing and helping to coordinate chapter events.
  • Officer positions also have additional specific requirements

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Nominating Committee. (In the subject of the email please include the words NYSSCPA to ensure the emails is not filtered into SPAM.)

Nominating Committee Chair
Elysa Dauerman, Chair
Email: elysa_dauerman@yahoo.com

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter maintains member engagement through virtual sessions

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter President

As of this writing, we have passed the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us continue to make sense of the past year, while we optimistically forge forward toward a post-pandemic period.

At the start of my tenure as the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter president, I was extremely hopeful about the growth and engagement with the chapter cohorts and accounting student members. I am happy to say that the chapter board and committees have done their very best to develop creative sessions to maintain a level of engagement and knowledge transfer with chapter members. Throughout the state, the pandemic and quarantine restrictions varied. In the greater New York City area, in-person events were simply a nonstarter, which forced us all to get comfortable with a virtual environment.

The Manhattan/Bronx NextGen Committee launched “Friday’s at Four,” a virtual series of 30-minute sessions with networking tacked on afterwards. This mini-series has flourished into a NYSSCPA NextGen pipeline series to be shared on a statewide level found here, here and here. The virtual environment has created new possibilities for chapters and committees to collaborate across the state.  In place of the annual Pre-Busy Season Brunch, our NextGen Committee held a virtual brunch cooking class. The instructor made virtual class an interactive experience by monitoring the progress of the fledgling student chefs.

The chapter has presented a series of relevant sessions on the topics of the day throughout year. From the guidance updates to the COVID-19 relief legislation to the changes in the real estate landscape during the pandemic, it is crucial that CPAs continue to absorb and share vital information to assist our clients and businesses. I invite you to register for upcoming chapter virtual events, which can be found on this page. On May 4 at 11 a.m., we will host, “Tax Issues Created by the Pandemic—Residency and Telecommuter Boarder Wars.” The Society has begun to publish emails of all events hosted by state chapters in Chapter News, which will serve to foster connections and collaborations with members across the state.

Lastly, I would like to thank the Manhattan/Bronx Nominating Committee: Chair Elysa Dauermen, Reykha Chatterjee and J. Michael Kirkland. Thanks also to the members who submitted nominations, and congratulations to the nominees. The chapter appreciates your willingness to support your fellow members and increase engagement. Elections will take place May 4. Please see above this message for the slate of nominees for the 2021-2022 year.

One thing we’ve all learned in the past year: Continue to evolve and plan through an ever-changing world. Please reach out to me if there are sessions or topics you would like us to present.




Orume Hays- ManhattanBx

The presiding President of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter is Orumé Hays.
Chartered June 1, 2001, this chapter encompasses the Bronx and Manhattan.

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