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A Message From the Chapter President

The Rochester Chapter invites you to join Bailey, Carr CPAs P.C. for a special appreciation event 

When:  Monday, August 8, 2022 

Where: Rohrbach Brewing Company
97 Railroad Street, Rochester, New York 14609

Food and Drinks 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

There will be a special recognition for Antoinette Spina

Toni has been awarded the 2022 Outstanding CPA In Public Practice for the New York State Society of CPAs 

Please RSVP number of attendees to or call (585) 272-9870 

The NYSSCPA Rochester Chapter 

Ethics CPE | Clambake | Hall of Fame

: Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Rd, Rochester, NY 14618 
When: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 2:00pm – 8:00pm 

Please save the date for our annual Ethics CPE, Clambake, and the induction of two of our own into the hall of fame.  The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Rochester Chapter is proud to announce Kenneth Hall and Harry Howe as the chapter’s 2022 Hall of Fame award recipients. 

Ken is a life-long financial professional who has helped guide many companies in our community to success through building peak performing teams and leading by example.  Ken is currently the CFO of Riedman Companies, a leading regional developer and owner of multifamily and single-family real estate communities.  Ken, a past Board President of the NYSSCPA Rochester Chapter, has helped guide the local CPA profession throughout his career as well as taking the time to inspire high school and college students who are considering accounting careers.  In addition to his accomplishments and leadership in the accounting profession, Ken also has served on the boards and volunteers for local charities. 

Harry is an Accounting Professor at Geneseo as well as a founding member, presenter and tireless chairperson of the World of Accounting (WOA) Committee and has served on the NYSSCPA’s board.  Harry has played a key role in the minting of hundred’s (maybe thousand’s) of Accountants during his 24 year and counting tenure at SUNY Geneseo. In addition, the WOA program (going on for 20 years/sessions) has likewise planted the seeds of accountancy in countless other young minds. 

More details and registration information to follow. 

Rochester Chapter Announces Recipients of Outstanding College Student Awards


Rochester Chapter Education Committee Chair

The Outstanding College Student Award, a decades-old and prestigious award, is granted by the Education Committee of the Rochester Chapter of the NYSSCPA and is given to one outstanding student from each of eight upstate New York colleges/universities. The student must be graduating with one of the following degrees: M.S., MBA, B.A. or B.S. The graduate must also plan to be 150-hour compliant and meet the other requirements for licensing as a CPA in New York state.

Accounting faculty from each institution select their award recipients based on the following criteria:

  • Completion of a curriculum qualifying students for the CPA exam in New York state with a graduation date from the institution no later than Aug. 31, 2021;
  • A high grade point average;
  • Outstanding communication skills;
  • Demonstrated participation and leadership in extracurricular activities, including part-time employment; and
  • Integrity and maturity.

There is one Excellence in Academic Achievement Award granted to each college. This year, the award winners are:

 flint Matthew Sciandra, of St. John Fisher College, who has accepted a position with Deloitte in Albany, N.Y.;
 greer Sara Woodward, of Roberts Wesleyan College, who will attend graduate school;
 leach Samuel Mattice, of Rochester Institute of Technology, who has accepted a position as an assistant audit accountant with The Bonadio Group;
 flint Giovanni Greer (“Gio”), of Nazareth College, who has accepted an offer with The Bonadio Group;
 greer Kyu Jin Kim, of the University of Rochester, who has accepted a position as an audit associate with Deloitte in Rochester, N.Y.;
 kim Hannah Marafioti, of SUNY Geneseo, who has accepted a position with The Bonadio Group and is planning to study for the CPA exam prior to starting the job;
 leach Ben Leach, of SUNY Brockport, who has accepted a position with DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP after graduation; and
 leach Gillian Flint, of Alfred University, who has attended law school prior to a career as a tax accountant.


Congratulations to these outstanding students, who have exhibited excellent academic focus and a passion for the accounting profession!


The presiding President of the Rochester Chapter is Kurt Button.

Chartered December 8, 1953, this chapter encompasses the following counties:
Chemung, Steuben, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates

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