Edward F Thaney, CPA, CVA, has been the managing partner of Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C.; a 35 year firm with offices in New York and Florida, since 1980. Mr. Thaney is also President of BIZunion, Inc., Transworld Business Advisors of Rochester and TLR, Inc. With CPA licenses in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania, Mr. Thaney is able to provide his clients with expertise and versatility that many others in his industry cannot. He performs work of financial accounting, tax, tax & financial planning, business development, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions and valuations for corporations, partnerships and individuals specializing in retail, auto, restaurant, construction, professional services and real estate.
With his CVA designation (Certified Valuation Analysts), Mr. Thaney has the education and experience to assist his clients with mergers, acquisitions and valuations.Read More
Scott T. Gerken, CPA, is a Partner with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C.; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida and serves as Vice President of BizUnion, Inc.: a subsidiary company.
Mr. Gerken is an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology and served ten years as the Treasurer for the Walker Fire District. He specializes in working with small to medium size enterprises and is certified in Windows, QuickBooks Proadvisor, QuickBooks trainer, NYS licensed insurance agent and member of RAN ONE Master Group; an organization that enhances the business value through development and consulting.
Mr. Gerken spearheaded the implementation of several proactive services offered through Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C. and BizUnion, Inc. such as: New Venture Planning, Forensic Account and Internal Controls, Virtual Bookkeeping, Technology and Management Consulting, QuickBooks Training Seminars, Business Development and CFO for the Day; where he served two years as CFO for George C Miller Brick Company. Mr. Gerken believes that “What you can measure, you can manage, and what you manage, you can improve.”
Krystal Zawodzinski has been a Business Development Specialist at Thaney & Associates CPAs, P.C.; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida, since June of 2004. She has worked in the industries of construction, auto dealers, manufacturing, retail and professional services.
Mrs. Zawodzinski is a Certified Public Accountant with the state of New York and holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She serves on the board of the E. Philip Saunders College of Business Accounting Advisory Board and is a member of Rochester Young Professionals.
In her current role, Mrs. Zawodzinski prepares audits, reviews, compilations, tax returns, ensures compliance with state and federal laws and advises clients about different tax positions. Mrs. Zawodzinski played a large role in implementing a paperless office and enjoys keeping up with technology; always looking for ways to improve the paperless environment in the field of accounting.
Mrs. Zawodzinski lives in Webster, NY with her husband, two children and dogs. She enjoys working out, staying active and spending time with family and friends.
Stanley K Fisher, CPA has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant with the state of New York since March of 1988. He earned his Accounting degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and also holds the title of Notary Public.
Mr. Fisher has been with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C.; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida, as an Accountant Manager since September of 2005 and has played an intricate part in the firms’ direction. He has been in the accounting business since 1982 with titles of Senior Accountant, Manager, Controller and Partner.
Specialties of Mr. Fisher’s are; audit managing, tax returns, tax planning, payroll reporting, financial reporting and business consulting for small to medium size establishments.
Mr. Fisher resides in Webster with his wife, has two grown children and enjoys spending time at Black Lake during the summer.
Teri L. Rabinowitz has been a Business Development Accountant Specialist with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, PC; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida, since August of 2006.
Mrs. Rabinowitz has extensive experience with small and medium size enterprises which include not-for-profit and municipal entities. She specializes in tax, financial statement preparations and audit assistance.
She is an alumnus of SUNY Geneseo and resides in Fairport with her husband, son and pets.
Ashley M. Minch has been a Business Development Accounting Specialist with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C.; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida, since January 2009. She prepares individual, corporate and partnership tax returns; and performs audits, compilations and reviews on various entities including not-for-profit and automobile dealerships.
Mrs. Minch is a Certified Public Accountant with the state of New York and received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from the College at Brockport, State University of New York in December 2008.
Mrs. Minch is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of Rochester Young Professionals. She resides in Greece, NY with her husband, Dennis.
Nicholas (Nick) J. Cameron, CPA has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant with the State of Florida since June of 2005. He earned his Accounting degree from Flagler College located in Saint Augustine, FL and has been working in the accounting industry since 2000 with titles of Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, and Tax Manager. Mr. Cameron has been with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C., as a Tax Manager since February of 2010 and is an integral part of the firm’s direction.
Mr. Cameron’s experience ranges from the more common accounting practices, such as financial statement preparation, payroll reporting, federal and state income tax preparation for corporations, s-corporation, individuals, partnerships, and trusts to more specialized areas such as estate tax, fiduciary accounting and construction accounting. He enjoys spending free time with his wife, Elly, and their two daughters and when not with them, you can find him surfing at the beach or on the golf course.
Laureen Anderson has been a Business Development Specialist and Bookkeeping Department Manager with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C.; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida, since 2006.
Mrs. Anderson has over 25 years experience in the bookkeeping field and has been a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks since 2006. In her current role, Mrs. Anderson’s main duties include set-up of bookkeeping files for small and medium size companies, preparation of sales tax returns, payroll returns, state and federal business tax returns, and actively aids clients with financial statement preparation.
Mrs. Anderson resides in Livonia, NY with her husband and four children.
Lori S. Laney has been a Business Development Specialist with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C., a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida, since 2006.
Ms. Laney has been in the accounting field since 1994 and has been the lead QuickBooks ProAdvisor for the firm for the past three years. Her specialties include QuickBooks training seminars and consulting, virtual bookkeeping, payroll reporting, tax returns and customer service.
Ms. Laney has two children and resides in Spencerport with her husband James.
Kevin Dinehart is a Business Therapist with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida. Kevin has over ten years experience. He prepares individual and corporate tax returns, and performs audits, compilations and reviews on various entities including not-for-profit and auto dealerships.
Kevin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from SUNY Buffalo in May 2000.
Growing up in Lima, NY, Kevin became a member of the Lima Country Club. After living in Buffalo for eleven years, Mr. Dinehart now resides in Fairport, NY. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid golfer.
Angela Rivard has been a Businesses Development Specialist with Thaney & Associates, CPAs. P.C, since May 2010. Mrs. Rivard’s specialties include individual tax returns, bookkeeping, financial statements, tax planning and customer service.
Mrs. Rivard has her Associates Degree as well as her real estate license for her role as a business broker. She is also a Florida Public Notary.
When not at the office, Mrs. Rivard enjoys spending time with her husband Patrick, their daughter Kaylyn and their four dogs.
John Kettle is the Director of Administration for Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C. and related companies. After a successful career in banking, John now counsels and advises Thaney professionals to achieve the same success.
Drawing on his forty years of experience in administration and customer service, Mr. Kettle works to enhance the efficiency of the firm while maximizing client satisfaction.
He lives in Albion and when not at work, John enjoys spending time with his grandkids, traveling and playing golf.
Mattie Martinez has been the Firm Administrator at Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C. for over 30 years. In this role, Mrs. Martinez leads a team of three Client Service Specialists in providing all aspects of the office day-to-day operations including, customer service, accounts payable and receivable, human resources and payroll. She is also part of the Management Team and works very closely with the partners in decision-making.
When not at work, Mrs. Martinez enjoys supporting her youngest of two daughters in cheerleading. She is active in the East Rochester Cheerleading Booster Club, serves on the Board of Directors, and is the Treasurer of the East Rochester Youth Football and Cheerleading League. She resides in East Rochester with her family.
Leigh Ann Borrelli has been a Client Service Consultant and Office Manager at Thaney & Associates CPAs, P.C. since 2002. Previously, Mrs. Borrelli worked in the telecommunication industry for seven years where she held positions as an Administrative Assistant, General Ledger Accountant and Project Manager. In her current role, Leigh Ann oversees the day-to-day operations of our front office, directs the quality control of our delivered products, manages the schedules and is the direct liaison for the firm’s Partners and Directors. Mrs. Borrelli is also the assistant and backup to our Firm Administrator.
When not working, she also serves as a Nationally Certified Judge in the sport of Cheerleading, judging at many of the local youth and Section V tournaments.
Brandy Halstead has been the Director of First Impressions since December 2008. When not greeting clients with her sparkling smile, Mrs. Halstead helps keep the firm paperless through quality control and preparation of all projects that comes in and out of the office. In addition, she is part of both the administrative staff and marketing team and is the Customer Service Representative for our sister company, TLR, Inc.
Before working for Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C., she worked at Home Depot in the accounting and computer room offices. In her spare time, Mrs. Halstead waitresses and bartends.
Rachel Zollweg is a Client Service Consultant with Thaney & Associates CPAs, P.C; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida. Rachel helps process tax returns and other related documents including Power of Attorney’s as well as greets clients when they arrive.
Ms. Zollweg, who is a Phi Theta Kappa member, holds a degree in Business Administration from Monroe Community College. She has held previous positions as a Tax Administrative Assistant for various Accounting Firms.
Rachel enjoys spending time with her large Sicilian family, shopping, traveling and trying new foods. Rachel currently resides in Webster, NY.
Caitlin Spillane is the Marketing Director with Thaney & Associates, CPAs, P.C.; a 35 year old firm with offices in New York and Florida. Ms. Spillane handles the marketing for both the New York and Florida offices where she ensures the message of the firm is delivered in a professional and creative manner.
Caitlin is finishing her degree in Business and Marketing Management at DeVry University. She previously held the position of Director of Marketing and Administration for an independent restaurant.
Ms. Spillane is from Hartford, Connecticut and lived in Kansas and Atlanta before landing in Rochester, NY. Caitlin enjoys traveling, being with friends and family and spending time at her family’s cottage on Keuka Lake. Ms. Spillane is also the founder and president of the Rescue & Release Organization for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. She currently resides in Farmington, NY with her dog, Rick.