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TBC Announces Staff Promotions

Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has announced the promotion of its staff. The five accountants that have been selected to assume new positions of managers, supervisors and senior accountant are Michael D. Cesternino, Ryan McEvoy, Kristi Mason, Mark J. Sagan, and AJ Zarrelli, all of whom are CPAs.

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Michael D. Cesternino (left) and Ryan McEvoy

Cesternino and McEvoy have been named audit managers after previously holding positions as audit supervisors for the Firm. As audit managers, both individuals will now be responsible for managing and supervising all phases of audit, review, and compilation engagements of commercial entities, nonprofit entities, and governmental units.

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Cesternino received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta and then received his Master of Science in Taxation from the University at Albany. Since joining the Firm in 2006, Cesternino has worked with many automotive dealerships, which led to his appointment to the internal auto committee. In addition, he works with a wide range of other commercial entities, nonprofit organizations, and government units including colleges.

McEvoy, who joined TBC in 2009, received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College. He is a member of the Firm’s internal manufacturing committee and his professional membership includes the AICPA. His experience includes a diverse client base consisting of companies in the technology, distribution, construction, renewable energy, and healthcare industries.

Kristi Mason (left) and Mark J. Sagan
Kristi Mason and Mark J. Sagan

Receiving promotions to audit supervisor this year were Mason and Sagan. Both served in the capacities of senior accountants prior to the announcement. Mason, who has been an accountant at TBC for nine years, is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual concentration in accounting and taxation. She sits on the Firm’s internal real estate committee and the education committee. In addition to being a member of the AICPA, Mason also serves as an executive board member to the Twin Town Little League.  Joining the Firm in 2008, Sagan has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Siena College. He is a member of the AICPA and is on the Firm’s internal committees for automotive dealerships and employee benefit plan audits.

AJ Zarrelli

Zarrelli was promoted to senior accountant. Joining TBC in 2013, he is a graduate of the University at Albany; earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (2010) and a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy (2011). He is a member of the AICPA and is on the Membership & Marketing Committee at Pinehaven Country Club.

Other recent promotions included Robert L. Kind to shareholder. Read more about Kind, who was formerly a partner at the Firm, and his appointment to the shareholder group. Another recent Firm announcement was the promotions of Scott A. Kind and Sarah Robinson from managers to partners.