New York CPAs announce merger

Robert E. Bertucelli, CPA is merging his practice into Satty Levine & Ciacco, CPAs, P.C., headquartered in Jericho, New York. The merger will create a combined firm with over 20 professionals and will focus on serving the business and financial advisory needs of a diversified client base in metro New York. Bertucelli will move his practice to the offices of Satty Levine and Ciacco from its current location in Ronkonkoma, NY. The firm will continue to operate as Satty Levine & Ciacco. Bertucelli will become a shareholder in the firm.

"Adding the talent of Bob Bertucelli and his staff helps us to better serve our growing practice. We are enthusiastic about continuing the high level of service and expertise Bob has provided his tremendous client base," said Roger Ciacco, managing shareholder of Satty Levine & Ciacco. Frank Sluter, a senior partner and the next in line to become the managing partner of Satty Levine and Ciacco added, "Bob is well known and respected for excellent client service and a successful track record of practice growth and development. He is highly respected within the accounting profession in the New York metro area and we are proud to have him on our team."

Bertucelli is a professor of accounting at Long Island University, C.W. Post Center in addition to managing an extensive client base within his practice. Bertucelli, in addition to his Certified Public Accountant designation, is also a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter. Included in his many awards and recognitions, Bertucelli received the Emanuel Saxe Award from the New York State Society of CPA's as "Outstanding CPA in Education" for 2001.

"While I am proud of my more than 15 year history as a partner in my previous CPA firm, I recognize that the next step for my team and clients is to merge with a firm of comparable quality that would enable us to expand services to our local, regional, and national clients", said Bertucelli. "Satty Levine & Ciacco shares my philosophy of helping our clients grow and succeed, and the merger will broaden and deepen our existing industry specialization, enabling us to offer more comprehensive business advice tailored to our clients."

Accounting Transition Advisors, a merger and acquisition consulting firm exclusively serving the national accounting community, assisted in this transaction.

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