Thomas J. Ruggiero, CPA
Mr. Ruggiero has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. He began his career in 1994 after graduating from Dowling College, in Oakdale, NY, with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. He joined AVZ in 1996. He was promoted to Principal in 2007 and was welcomed as a member of the Partner Team in 2015. He has extensive experience working with a variety of industries including local governmental entities, not-for-profit entities, school districts, engineering firms, manufacturers, and wholesale distributors.
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 (Circular A-133), 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), the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO), the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM), and the New York State American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACECNY).