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Partner Stephanie L. Bartkowiak is named to 40 Under Forty List

bartkowiak,stephanieStephanie L. Bartkowiak of Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C (TBC) has been named to the Business Review’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2011. The award honors forty Capital Region professionals under 40 years of age for their business accomplishments and community contributions.

Bartkowiak, who is 34 years old, is TBC’s first employee to receive this accolade since the award program’s inception 11 years ago.  This year’s class of 40 Under Forty honorees was selected from more than 300 nominations. As one of the 40 honorees selected by an advisory committee of business leaders, she will be honored at a luncheon on May 12 at the Crowne Plaza Albany Hotel.

“It is a wonderful honor to share this recognition with an incredible line up of young business men and women,” Bartkowiak said.

Bartkowiak joined TBC in 1999. She began work as an accountant immediately after graduating from Siena College where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. During her tenure, she has been an instrumental part of the firm’s audit team, overseeing all phases of the audit engagements and developing strong relationships with a diverse group of clients, ranging from non-profit entities, employee benefits plans, and governmental entities. In 2010, Bartkowiak was promoted to partner, making her the firm’s the youngest female to hold this position in the organization’s 40 year history.

“Our firm couldn’t be more proud of Stephanie,” said Robert H. Kind, managing partner of TBC. “She has tremendous talents and the quality of her work and professionalism has earned her much respect. On behalf of our entire firm, I congratulate Stephanie for all of her accomplishments and for being the first professional from our firm to garner this distinction.”

In addition to Bartkowiak’s client work, she takes an active role in mentoring junior accountants through organizing collaborative learning opportunities for the firm’s younger members. Bartkowiak is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also serves on the board of directors for the Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York.  Bartkowiak is a native of Fayetteville, NY and currently resides in Clifton Park.

TBC is a full service accounting and business advisory firm serving commercial businesses, educational institutions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Through unpredictable business environments, ongoing modifications to tax law, and evolving financial changes, their experienced team provides the business intelligence, industry experience, and the dedication to excellence that consistently delivers exceptional service.

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