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We are proud to recognize our dedicated staff and announce the following promotions: 

Chris Erisman

Christopher D. Erisman, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager. Chris has been with the firm for more than a decade and is focused on audit, review, and compilation engagements in a variety of industries including privately-held companies, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

 

 

Anne Lane

Anne R. Lane, CPA, MST has been promoted to Senior Manager. Anne has worked in various leadership positions including working in The Netherlands before coming home to Delaware. Her primary focus is tax, specializing in tax planning strategies and compliance for businesses. She is also involved in strategic tax planning and research projects, and supervising staff development and training. She is a graduate of Colorado State University.

 

 

Chris Smith

Christopher A. Smith, CPA has been promoted to Manager. With more than a decade of public accounting experience, Chris prepares and reviews Federal and multi-state income tax filings for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. He enjoys working with business owners to help grow their businesses. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware. 

 

 

Phil Winnington

Philip A. Winnington, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager. Phil has been with Gunnip & Company since 2002, and uses his experience in auditing, accounting, and consulting to a varied mix of clients, including a specialization in large commercial enterprises. He is a graduate of Villanova University.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gunnip & Company CPAs is proud to announce that James R. Selsor, Jr., CPA, MST is the newest Chairman of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee. The Tax Committee reviews tax legislation and lobbies for the reduction of personal and business taxes in Delaware. As Chairman, Jim will also serve as the Chamber representative on Taskforces or Working Groups relative to tax policy and prospective changes to Delaware's tax code.

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Thank you to all our employees for voting in the News Journal's Top Work Place survey this summer. We are honored to be listed 5th in the small business category with a special award in the Ethics category and the highest ranking CPA firm - for the 9th year in a row.  

To see the full article, please visit Delaware Online

 

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Kathi Silicato CPA

Gunnip & Company CPAs is proud to announce that Katherine L. Silicato, CPA, Partner is the newest member of the Wilmington chapter of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), a peer advisory group for women entrepreneurs of privately held, multimillion-dollar companies.

“I am very pleased to welcome Kathi to the WPO,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President and Founder of the WPO “As a peer advisory organization for women business leaders of multi-million dollar companies, WPO membership is highly selective. Kathi’s membership in the WPO is a testament to her incredible success in business.”

Kathi has been with Gunnip & Company since 1994 and is a partner in the firm’s assurance practice, focusing on audit services for companies, employee benefit plans, nonprofits and government organizations.

"We could not be more excited to have Kathi join the Wilmington Chapter of the WPO," said Chapter Chair Lesley Mallow Wendell, president of the Rosewood Consulting Group. "Through confidential and collaborative peer learning groups, WPO members learn new strategies for taking their businesses to the next level."

In monthly WPO meetings across the world, women from diverse industries invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a noncompetitive, confidential setting.

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The Gunnip & Company team sends best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.  

Our office will be closed on December 24, 25 and January 1 so our staff can enjoy time with their families.

 
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Join Jim Selsor on Wednesday, November 4 for a discussion about transitioning family-owned businesses to the next generation.  To register, please visit delawaresbdc.org

We are proud to recognize our dedicated staff and announce the following accomplishments and promotions. 

Diane Urban CPA  has been promoted to Manager.

Diane Urban started her career at Gunnip in 2005 and is in our Accounting & Auditing and Entrepreneurial Services departments. She enjoys working closely with individuals, business owners, and their advisors.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware, and is a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor.  In 2014, Diane was selected by the Delaware Business Times as a “40 Under 40” award recipient.

John Mraz CPA and Alex Masciantonio have been promoted to Supervisor.

John Mraz is a lifelong resident of Wilmington and graduate of the University of Delaware.  John has been at Gunnip & Company since 2007, serving in the firm’s Special Purpose Entity and Tax divisions before joining the Audit Department in 2012.

Alex Masciantonio received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from West Chester University. He earned a Masters of Tax in 2014 from the Florida Atlanta University. Alex celebrated his fourth anniversary with the firm in January and works in the firm’s Tax department.

Jackie Doody, Amy Henretty, Josh Hyman and Oliver Reid have each been promoted to Senior Accountant.

Jackie Doody is a Senior Accountant in our Accounting & Auditing and Entrepreneurial Services departments and specializes in audits of employee benefit plans Small Business Accounting. Jackie received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Delaware in 2012 and her CPA license in 2014.

Amy Henretty is a Senior Accountant in our Tax department. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Delaware and is currently attending Villanova working towards a Masters in Taxation. She received her CPA license in 2014.  She will celebrate her second anniversary with the firm in June.  She currently resides in Wilmington, DE.

Josh Hyman received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Delaware and will celebrate his first anniversary in October.  Josh started as an intern with the firm in the summer of 2012 and returned to Gunnip in 2014.  He is currently working on his CPA designation, and works in the firm's Accounting & Assurance department.

Oliver Reid was promoted to Senior Staff Accountant.  Oliver worked as an intern with the firm while attending West Chester University and started full time after graduating in 2013.  He recently passed all four portions of the uniform certified public accountant exam and received his CPA designation this August.

Congratulations! 

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Gunnip & Company CPAs is pleased to announce Lynn Ritter is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC).  Lynn is a Tax Manager at Gunnip & Company.

The Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation is a graduate level specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the various disciplines of estate planning.  The AEP® designation is available to attorneys (JD), Chartered Life Underwriters® (CLU®), Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Financial Planners™ (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultants® (ChFC®), and Certified Trust and Financial Advisors (CTFA). It is awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognize estate planning professionals who meet stringent requirements of experience, knowledge, education, professional reputation, and character.  An AEP® designee must embrace the team concept of estate planning and adhere to the NAEPC Code of Ethics, as well as participate in a yearly renewal and recertification process.

The NAEPC is a national organization of professional estate planners and affiliated local estate planning councils focused on establishing and monitoring the highest professional and educational standards.  NAEPC fosters public awareness of the quality services rendered by professionals who meet these standards.  NAEPC builds a team approach involving cross-professional disciplines to better serve the public’s need for estate planning.

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Thank you to all our employees for voting us a Top Workplace for the 8th year in a row.

See the full article here

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