Members of the Caras & Shulman team donated their time to the 2019 MSCPA Day of Service. Giving back to our local communities is important to us, and it also provides the opportunity to spend some quality time with colleagues outside the office. This year, the effort was to beautify the grounds of the Town Common in Burlington, MA. It turned out to be a beautiful day! Thank you to those who were able to participate in such a great event. From left to right - Julia Basile, Jaclyn Edwards, Haley Fritz, Melissa Astone, Nadia Antonellis, and Sharon Aftandilian.
At Caras & Shulman we know that the success of our firm is a result of the success of every one of the members of our team. Today we celebrate Danielle Shnaper who was recently promoted to Lead Associate, Accounting & Audit. Danielle has been with the firm for over five years. She consistently demonstrates the core values that make our firm and our clients successful. Prior to joining our audit team, Danielle worked in firm operations. Congratulations to Danielle!
Managing Partner, Mark Fiato appointed Vice President of the AAANZ Regional Chapter for Integra International
Integra International announced the appointment of Mark Fiato as Vice President for the AAANZ Regional Chapter (North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand). The election took place in May at Integra’s Regional Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mark Fiato, CPA, CVA is Managing Partner at Caras Shulman, PC in Burlington, MA and will serve a two year term as Board Vice President. Mark has provided audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses and their owners since joining Caras & Shulman, PC in 1990. Caras & Shulman has been a proud member of Integra for 25 years.
Integra International is an interactive association of CPAs, CAs and Business Advisors that share knowledge openly and regularly. Member firms offer expanded professional services to their clients, including meeting their national and international needs. Founded in 1994, Integra International now has offices in almost every major business center of the world. Th Integra International 2019 Conference, held May 16th - 18th was a great success, with attendees representing the industry from 11 countries. Caras & Shulman's Mark Fiato and Charlie Miraglia were in attendance. The conference was held in Guadalajara, Mexico. Learn more about Integra International.
For over 10 years, Caras & Shulman has been an active sponsor of Austin Preparatory School. Yesterday was a beautiful day for The 32nd Annual Austin Open Golf Tournament - a fundraising event for the benefit of current and future graduating classes of Austin Prep. With continued growth in the performing arts, athletic, and other departments, net proceeds from the tournament will be used to expand campus parking. It was a fantastic event and we are so happy to have participated. Caras & Shulman's Raffi Donabedian, Mark Fiato, Charlie Miraglia, and Graham Ranks attended.
At Caras & Shulman we celebrate the career growth of our team members. We are proud to announce that Melissa Astone has recently been admitted as a Massachusetts Certified Public Accountant. Melissa is a Senior Associate in our Accounting & Audit Department and serves as our Firm Ambassador for the MSCPA. Please join us in congratulating her on this accomplishment.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ken Fluet, our colleague, partner, and friend. Ken was instrumental in the growth and success of Caras & Shulman and gave his heart and soul to the firm. Those who were fortunate to work with him will remember his unwavering commitment to the firm, our staff and his clients. After spending time in the culinary industry, Ken changed directions and pursued a Bachelor of Science (with honors) from Fitchburg State College. He began his accounting career at Caras & Shulman in 1986 and became a partner in 1996. In his 33 years with the firm, Ken built a reputation as a devoted mentor for our staff, trusted advisor for our clients, and respected member of our partner team. His dedication and humorous, friendly, and lively nature will be deeply...
Caras & Shulman is excited to announce that Alexandra Binek has been promoted to the position of Lead Associate in the firm's Accounting & Audit Department. Alexandra has been with Caras & Shulman for three years and has consistently demonstrated the core values that are essential to advancement and to our firm’s success. Alexandra is now leading fieldwork for non-profit and 401(k) audit engagements. She also completed her CPA exam work last year to become a fully licensed accountant. Congratulations to Alexandra!
Our own Rachael Hylan will be a panelist on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Expert Panel on September 20th beginning at 6PM in Boston. The event is being hosted by the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts (FPA). Attendance is free to both members and non-members. Find out more about this event here: https://lnkd.in/eZbpeHG
Caras & Shulman is excited to announce that Melissa Astone has recently been promoted to the position of Senior Associate in the firm’s Accounting & Audit department. Melissa has been an integral part of the team during her time with the firm. In that time she has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic while providing exceptional client service. Melissa has taken on additional client responsibilities and currently leads some of the firm’s largest audit and review engagements.