Thomas J. Ruggiero, CPA
Mr. Ruggiero has over 25 years of experience in public accounting. He joined AVZ in 1996 and was welcomed as a member of the Partner Team in 2015. He has extensive experience working with a variety of industries including architecture and engineering, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, local governmental entities, not-for-profit entities and school districts.
Mr. Ruggiero’s experience includes providing traditional auditing, accounting, consulting and tax services. In addition, his experience includes more specialized services such as performing audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (the “yellow book”), Federal Single Audits (Uniform Guidance), and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) audits. Due to this experience, Mr. Ruggiero has considerable expertise with examining and reporting on compliance with legal, regulatory, and contract/grant requirements. In addition, his experience includes assistance to management, elected officials, and business owners to establish and maintain accounting systems and controls, communications with regulatory bodies, budgeting, tax planning and compliance.
Mr. Ruggiero is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association (NYSGFOA), and the New York State American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACECNY).