Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

NCCPAP Names New Officers and Directors for 2012 – 2013

NCCPAP Names New Officers and Directors for 2012 – 2013

MINEOLA, NEW YORK – November 5, 2012 – The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) has announced newly elected Officers and Directors for the year 2012-2013.

“Each year, NCCPAP changes its’ executive team. This enables us to continually gain fresh ideas, new direction and work efficiently and effectively to grow the organization,” said NCCPAP newly elected President, Edward P. Caine.

“We are grateful for the efforts of the outgoing executive team which provided a strong foundation for the incoming Officers and Directors to build on,” Caine added.

Edward P. Caine is a graduate of both Lehigh University and Temple University with over 39 years of experience in accounting and management. His CPA practice, a member firm of the PCPS section of the AICPA, is headquartered in Pennsylvania (three offices), with another office in Northern New Jersey. The firm specializes in individual and corporate clients, general business consulting, and litigation support. He is regularly invited to lecture on accounting and audit issues pertaining to small businesses and how to market and grow a CPA practice. His background includes both public and private work. Edward began his public accounting career in the small business group at Arthur Andersen and later worked at Deloitte & Touche. Since then he has served as the CFO, Director of HR and Director of IT of the JCC MetroWest, West Orange, New Jersey (the largest JCC in New Jersey and fourth largest in the U.S.), and as Chief Administrative Officer of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), with direct responsibility for the administrative day- to-day operations, including 14 offices and 13 other sites in North America. Edward was CFO of both a large accounts receivable management services corporation and a manufacturing firm. In addition, he has eight years of experience in commercial banking in credit, finance and accounting. Edward is a member of Beta Alpha Psi (the national Honorary Accounting Fraternity) and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America. He serves on numerous boards including Golden Slipper Club and Charities (one of the largest non-profits in the Greater Philadelphia area), where he is national treasurer, and is vice chair of Citizens Audit Review and Financial Advisory Committee (CARFAC) of Radnor Township and chair of the audit committee. Edward is a member of the IRS NPL committee and serves on the IRS Eastern Pennsylvania Working Together Steering Committee. He is the vice president of the largest BNI chapter in the Delaware Valley region and created the Delaware Valley chapter of NCCPAP. Ed is a member of both the American Institute and Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (AICPA and PICPA) and was a past statewide chair of the PICPA Business, Government and Education committee (BGE). He is a past president of the Temple University School of Business and Management Alumni Association and the Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. In 1997–98 Edward was appointed to serve on President Clinton’s Roundtable on Race Relations. He resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with his wife of 34 years, Jill.

Executive Vice President:
Sanford Zinman is president of Sanford E. Zinman, CPA PC in White Plains, New York. He graduated from Iona College with a Master of Business Administration in Public Accounting and started his own practice in 1983. He has been in public accounting for more than thirty years, with expertise in compilations and tax. He is licensed in New York and Connecticut and has a diversified clientele including architectural firms, attorneys, authors, childcare providers, interior designers, construction and real estate developers, insurance professionals, medical/dental professionals, restaurants, and retail operations. He provides business and individual tax services and compilation services and well as individual and corporate tax planning and payroll, and payroll tax services.
Sanford is a member of NCCPAP, AICPA and the National Society of Accountants. He serves as the chair of NCCPAP’s Tax Policy Committee and is the president of the Westchester/ Rockland Chapter. He has testified before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Committee on the Judiciary on various tax and identity theft issues.

Vice Presidents include:

Ken Hauptman obtained a BS in Economics, with a specialization in Accounting, from Brooklyn college, and a Master of Science in Taxation from C.W. Post–Long Island University. Ken has been practicing public accounting for over 40 years, initially with Lutz and Carr, CPAs, and later as a partner with the firms of Weinick, Sanders & Co., CPAs, and Hauptman, Elsner & Co., CPAs, prior to establishing his own CPA practice.
Ken is a member in good standing of AICPA, the New York State Society of CPAs and NCCPAP, where he has served as secretary of the Nassau/Suffolk chapter, a member of the Board of Directors, co-chairperson of the Nassau/Suffolk chapter MAP committee, a member of the Board of Directors, and as chairperson of the national MAP committee and treasurer. Ken currently serves as vice president of NCCPAP as well as the co-chairperson of the NYS Society of CPA’s Nassau Chapter Small Firm MAP committee. Ken resides in Old Bethpage, NY with his wife Robyn.

Vito M. Mastro received his MBA in Accounting from St. John’s University. He has his own CPA practice, with an office in NY City and another in South Brunswick, New Jersey. Vito is active in his hometown of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, especially in the parish of Saint David the King where he is one of the original founders and the first trustee appointed by the Bishop of Trenton. He was also founder of the Knights of Columbus chapter 14716 and served as Grand Knight for two-and-a-half years. Vito serves as Treasurer of the United Way of Greater Mercer and Princeton counties, and is on the Board of Directors and RIC committee (fund allocations) and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the NYS CPA Society and the NJ Society of CPAs–Mercer Chapter. He has served as New Jersey NCCPAP chapter President and is currently serving as Treasurer in the New York City and New Jersey Chapters. He is also a prior member of the Board of Directors of NCCPAP. Vito lives with his wife Elaine.

David Rothfeld is a graduate of Adelphi University, with both a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Accounting. His accounting practice is located in Hicksville, NY focuses on business and individual accounting, taxation and financial planning services.
David is treasurer of the Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk chapter of NCCPAP, Office Operations chairperson of the chapter as well a member of the Education, Insurance, and Budget committees of the chapter. He currently serves as a vice president of national, is chairman of the national Public Relations committee, and is a member of the Membership and Education committees. In addition, David is a member of NYSSCPA and Financial Planning Association. He resides in Massapequa, New York, with his wife Ellen. They have two grown children and one grandson.

Lynne Marcus has a BA in Accounting from Queens College and an MBA in Finance from St. John’s University. She completed the certified Financial Planner program of the College for Financial Planning at Queens College and has a General Securities License and Insurance License. She is an Investment Advisor Representative with Ameriprise Financial, and a member of the FINRA and SIPC. Lynne began her accounting career with Price Waterhouse in their Small Business Department. She has worked in both large and small companies. Her experience includes banking, real estate, service and retail organizations, and in her current practice, in Great Neck, New York and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, she offers services including computerized accounting and bookkeeping, tax return preparation and tax planning, budgeting, estates, trusts, investments, insurance and retirement planning. Lynne has been an Adjunct Professor at several New York and Florida universities, where she taught Accounting and Auditing courses. She was Program coordinator and teacher in the Certified Financial Planner Program and Foundation in Financial Planning in conjunction with the college for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. Lynne was also the 1992- 1994 chairperson for the NYS Society of CPAs, Nassau (NY) chapter–Personal Financial Planning committee.

Sarah has a BS in Accounting from C.W. Post–Long Island University and an MS in Secondary Education from Hofstra University. She holds New York State Teaching Certifications in Business Education and Mathematics. Sarah is a manager at Katz, Bloom & Schon CPAs LLc and has been in practice since 1992. Previously, she worked for Schoenfeld Mendelsohn and was comptroller for Colonial Commercial Corp., a publicly held holding company involved in mortgage banking, manufacturing, specialty retail, and financial services. She has also taught math and computer applications. Sarah was elected a trustee of the Village of Bayville for two terms, with budget oversight responsibilities. Sarah is a member of NCCPAP, where she currently serves as treasurer. She is an active member of the national Tax committee and Nassau/Suffolk Chapter’s Education committee, and has served on the chapter’s nominating committee and the Long Island Tax Symposium Committee. She is also a member of the AICPA. Sarah lives in Bayville, NY, with her husband, Michael.

Directors include:
Sandy Johnson is a certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of New York, an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and a certified Fraud Examiner. She is president of her own accounting and tax practice in Bellmore, New York, where she focuses on individuals and the unique needs of small businesses. Sandy is also an adjunct professor at Five Towns College and a lecturer on various business topics at Hofstra University’s continuing Education college, the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Farmingdale and at various local clubs and organizations. She is the immediate past president of the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women and past president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmore’s, as well as vice president of the Nassau/Suffolk chapter of NCCPAP and co- chair of the MAP committee. She is a member of NYSSCPA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Sandy is the 2010 recipient of the Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Award in Business, 2010 recipient of the NYS Assembly Women of Distinction Award, 2010 and 2011 winner of the LI Press “Best of LI” contest in the Accounting Firms and CPA categories, as well as the 2007 recipient of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Small Businessperson of the Year award.

Sheldon Kronowitz is a sole practitioner with an office in New Hyde Park, New York. His client base consists primarily of small businesses that operate in over 20 states. He has many clients in the areas of taxation, accounting and auditing; business consulting and business start-ups. Sheldon initially was a tax preparer for a nationally known tax service before he became a sole practitioner. He received a BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College, CUNY and a Masters of Professional Services from C.W. Post–Long Island University. In 1984 he became a certified public accountant. He has been an Adult Education instructor in the Lawrence Public Schools as well as a guest commentator on “I am curious” on radio station WGBB, where he answered listeners’ live tax questions. In addition to serving clients’ needs as a practitioner, he has worked as a chief financial officer, controller and consultant, where he has managed corporate fiscal, administrative, grant administration and human resource departments. Sheldon has been a member of NCCPAP since 1987. He has served as chair of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter Audit Committee, a member of the Education and Insurance committees and a member of the national Tax Committee; in November 2011 he began a two-year term as a chapter director. He is also a member of the New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Mankowski is a graduate of La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. He has over 24 years of experience in accounting and management, and now works from his CPA office in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. His client base centers on the mid-Atlantic region but reaches throughout the continental United States. The firm serves individuals and small businesses through its accounting, taxation, business consulting and litigation support. The primary focus of his business clients is small and start-up enterprises. Steve has served on numerous Boards including Portside Arts Center, a small community-based non-profit enterprise. He continues to serve on the membership committee of the Ivyland chapter of Business Network International (BNI) and has previously served as president and vice president of the chapter. In 2001 Steve served on a Pennsylvania committee to promote recycling businesses within the Commonwealth.