What business owners and professionals need to know about their CPA

Posted on August 28, 2010 by Bill Faiferlick

The show will be a revealing conversation about the influence CPAs have in our lives. John Raspante is a well known CPA working for Graf Repetti as the Director of Compliance, Risk Management and Director of Education for a major New York City accounting firm. We acknowledge not only the crucial roles CPAs play but we also recognize they have become one of if not the most trusted advisor to their clients. John Raspante is the author of “An Ethic Quiz” for CPAs. John Raspante and Bill Faiferlick will discuss CPA’s evolving role, how changing regulations affect not only how they do business but their recommendations. As of 2010, the U.S. tax code is 71,684 pages in length. We will also discuss enacted legislative changes specifically aimed at CPAs and how these changes now compromise their ability to act as our independent advocate and what this means to every American at all income levels.

Guest:
John Raspante, CPA, MST, CDFA

John F. Raspante, CPA, MST, CDFA, holds dual roles as Director of Compliance, Risk Management and Director of Education for Graf Repetti & Co. LLP, Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors. Prior to Graf Repetti, Mr. Raspante worked 9 years for CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company, the nation’s second largest provider of accountants’ professional liability insurance providing loss prevention services to the organization’s largest insured’s. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and 12 state accounting societies. He serves on NYSSCPA’s Compilation and Review Committee, NJSCPA’s Editorial Board, the Accounting and Auditing interest group, and the National Conference of CPAs’ Ethics Committee. Mr. Raspante is a frequent author and speaker on issues relating to risk management and professional ethics. He earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Baruch College (CUNY) and a master’s degree in tax from Washington School of Law.