Carrie Wozniak, Supervising Senior Accountant, Tax Department
“Out of college, I moved away from Buffalo and worked for another firm out of the area. Upon moving back to Buffalo over two years ago, I was excited for a new professional opportunity; and Tronconi Segarra & Associates has been a great fit for me. Why do I say that?
Our wide variety of tax clients allows us to develop a range of technical skills and work toward a tax specialization, which our firm supports in many ways.
I enjoy the people I work with! From staff to partner, everyone shares their knowledge and expertise with each other. The comradery, support and resources are available all year long. I’m looking forward to what the future at Tronconi Segarra & Associates holds for me!”
Vedha Krishnamoorthy, CPA, FCA, DISA, Manager, Small Business Department
“I have always felt excited and happy working for Tronconi Segarra & Associates over the past 6 years. In 2021, my personal circumstances changed; and my family had to relocate out of state. As I was contemplating my future, the Firm let me continue working for them remotely! How great that the Firm made this possible, wherever I am. I was 10 minutes from the office, and now I’m 10 hours away. With great flexibility in the schedule and hours, emote options, amazing technology and an incredible team to work with, I cannot find an employer better than Tronconi Segarra & Associates!”
Mike Rubin, CPA, CIA, Manager, Accounting & Auditing Department
“Did I ever think two years ago I would be back in public accounting at my former firm, Tronconi Segarra & Associates? I’d be lying if I said yes! What accounting, audit and tax professionals need to realize – what I realized – is that the “public accounting” stigma is a thing of the past. Working in the private sector provided great experience and knowledge for my career; however, it was a relief to get back to a professional environment at Tronconi Segarra & Associates. I’m enjoying my time with the Firm even more now. Tronconi Segarra & Associates is a client-service-focused organization, and more importantly, a professional family.”
Jeremy Blecha, CPA, Partner "On the Record"
“On the Record” with
Jeremy D. Blecha, CPA, Partner, Tronconi Segarra & Associates
Q Jeremy, you are one of only two Tronconi Segarra & Associates professionals whose entire public accounting career – from staff accountant to partner – has been with Tronconi Segarra & Associates. Was that a goal you set out to achieve when you graduated from college?
A Yes, I recall saying that when talking with a few of the people that interviewed me back then. It’s pretty rare for employees to stay with the same company for the duration of their career now; but being a loyal and long-time employee was part of my upbringing, and it is paying dividends now for my family and me.
Q You are deeply involved in recruiting for the Firm now. What differences do you see in students graduating from accounting programs now vs. when you were graduating?
A Students now are much more prepared for public accounting. They’re more educated about and interested in our specialty service offerings such as business valuations and mergers and acquisitions. This provides more opportunities for a defined skill set which hopefully will translate into enhanced loyalty, satisfaction and a desire to remain with us.
Q What are some of the intangibles you look for when interviewing candidates for the Firm?
A Firm culture is extremely important and the glue that holds us together. We look for individuals that are willing to invest in themselves; this means the drive to learn new things and challenge themselves, the ability to work closely with others and provide positive energy to the group.
Q Talk about the typical experience of a new staff accountant at the Firm.
A New staff associates go through our orientation and training programs and are assigned to a variety of engagements so they get that real-world, on-the-job exposure to audits, reviews, tax, advisory, and special projects. During their first couple of years, associates also have the opportunity to learn intangible skills as well, such as developing professional relationships, writing and communicating effectively, and prioritizing tasks.
Q And for experienced accountants…what might attract an experienced accountant or CPA to Tronconi Segarra & Associates that they might not find at other public accounting firms?
A We want experienced professionals coming into our Firm to be able to leverage their skills and specialty knowledge as much as possible. Building off of their experience and giving each professional the runway to expand and grow in an area that they enjoy will make for a successful, long-term career at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.
Q What advice can you offer to accountants and CPAs who may be considering a job change?
A Figure out exactly why you are thinking about a change, and meet with your current employer to provide honest feedback and give them a chance to respond to your concerns. I encourage people to take a well-thought-out approach; weigh the pros and cons of their current position and the position they are considering elsewhere as it may be a life-changing move. Interview the company they are considering; ask to meet with others in the company. Inquire about the culture and what others’ expectations of you would be. The bottom line: is this new company and position a good fit for you?
Q And specifically, why would you encourage them to consider Tronconi Segarra & Associates?
A Tronconi Segarra & Associates is a growing firm with endless opportunities that allow our associates to control their own destinies when it comes to their careers. Our firm culture, work-life balance, flexible and remote working arrangements and investment in our associates all support our professionals in charting their unique path to success. Our Leadership Academy and Business Development programs provide avenues for our associates to grow both personally and professionally. It’s really partnering with our associates for success.