Our History

Our firm began in 1971 with one goal in mind: to provide excellence in service and professional expertise to our clients. Now, well into our fifth decade, Teal Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. is still delivering on that promise.

Through the years this focus was core to growth as we added staff and services, expanded to our current location, and garnered recognition and awards. It enabled us to attract and retain the finest CPAs and financial professionals in the market and has driven our firm’s growth in size, experience and stature.

Eleven individuals make up TBC’s current group of shareholders. Each one is dedicated to the mission of providing a higher level of quality service to deliver superior client satisfaction.

Our focus on excellence has continued for all our clients, from individuals and firms with few employees and modest revenue, to corporations with revenues in the hundreds of millions.

TBC Milestones

1971 Ron Teal, Larry Becker & John Chiaramonte form a new CPA firm

1985 Grew to over 25 employees

1989 Merger with Melvin B Schulman, CPA

1990 Merger with Kessler, Bernstein and Jaffee CPAs

1998 Merger with Al Koshgarian, CPA

1998 Merger with Budd and Carioto CPAs

2001 Pension Administration Division formally established

2003 TBC joins CPAmerica International

2005 Business Advisory Services Division formally established

2006 Recognized as a “Best Places to Work” – Business Review

2008 Achieved an Unqualified Opinion on our Peer Review

2008 Recognized as a “Best Places to Work” from the Business Review

2011 Recognized as “Small Business of the Year” from the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce

2011 Celebrate 40th Anniversary

2011 Recognized as “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” from Accounting Today

2011 Recognized as “Best Places to Work” from the Business Review

2011 Achieved most recent Unqualified Opinion on our Peer Review

2012 Recognized as “Top Work Place” from the Times Union

2012 Recognized as “Best Accounting Firm to Work For” from Accounting Today

2012 Merger with Dembo, Freedman & Shutt CPAs

2012 Forensic Accounting Division formally established

2013 Recognized as “Top Work Place” from the Times Union

2013 Recognized as a “Best Places to Work” from the Business Review

2014 Recognized as “Top Work Place” from the Times Union

2014 Achieved most recent Unqualified Opinion on our Peer Review

2015 Recognized as “Top Work Place” from the Times Union

2015 TBC named as one of the top CPA firms in the Capital Region

2016 TBC named #1 CPA Firm in the Capital Region by the Albany Business Review

2016 Recognized as “Top Work Place” from the Times Union

2016 Recognized as a “Best Places to Work” from the Business Review

2016 Celebrate 45th Anniversary