Albany based accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has announced the promotion of two audit managers to partners. Joining the ranks of partner are Paula Pierce, CPA and Vince Commisso, CPA. Pierce joined the Firm in 2005 and Commisso has been with TBC since 2007. In these new roles, both Pierce and Commisso will be directly responsible for client account management.
Pierce’s main responsibilities are managing and supervising a large client base, which includes commercial entities, multi-employer benefit plans, and not-for-profit organizations. She has been an instrumental member of multiple internal committees which include accounting and auditing, not-for-profit, and education, while also organizing the Company’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk team for the last eight years. Pierce serves on the programming committee of the Women’s Business Council, sponsored by the Capital Region Chamber. She is also the Treasurer of the Niskayuna Co-op, an organization that strives to provide its members and other patrons with quality goods at a fair price. Pierce, who accepted a position with TBC following the completion of her master’s degree, is a graduate of the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Master of Science in Accounting.
Commisso joined TBC after working for a large international accounting firm and works with a wide range of commercial industries including manufacturers, contractors, and others, as well as government and not-for-profit entities. Internally, Commisso is a valuable member of several committees including the manufacturing committee, accounting and auditing committee, government committee, and he also mentors staff accountants. Throughout his tenure at the Firm, he has been an active member of various trade associations and chambers of commerce. He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Tech Valley, a program sponsored by the Capital Region Chamber. Commisso is an active member of the board of Green Tech High Charter School, serving as the organization’s Treasurer. A graduate of Siena College, Commisso graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
“We are ecstatic to welcome these two self-motivated and vibrant people to our partner group. Both Paula and Vince have proven to be great assets to TBC. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to go above and beyond consistently exemplifies our Firm’s commitment to excellence,” said James Drislane, Managing Partner of TBC.