Our Firm's 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.

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
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