The Bonadio Group named Wendy Riccelli partner in its Syracuse office for 2019. As partner, she will focus on providing tax compliance, consulting and planning strategies to multi-state consolidated corporate and large partnership clients. Additional areas of focus will include tax credits and incentives, U.S. taxation of foreign transactions and operations, and providing insights affecting strategic business tax decisions and methodologies with a long-term view.
“Thanks to Wendy’s dedication and talent, there is more excitement and growth ahead for the Syracuse team,” said Tom Bonadio, CEO of The Bonadio Group. “Wendy will apply decades of expertise to our expanding roster of clients and industries. Her success is a powerful example of the road map for women in our firm to achieve the highest level of success in their careers.”
The Bonadio Group continues to reach milestones for women leaders, named one of the top accounting firms for women CPAs for the sixth consecutive year in 2018 and one of the best firms for leadership equity by the Accounting MOVE project, an annual benchmark of the status of women in the leadership pipeline. Last year, 50 percent of the new 2018 partners named were women. In May 2018, Kristen Clark was named the Syracuse office managing partner, the first woman to hold that title.
The Syracuse office, located at 432 North Franklin Street, is among 10 locations in The Bonadio Group’s growing network. Wendy started with the firm as a tax manager in 2015 at the Syracuse office and was promoted to principal is 2017. Her career includes more than 20 years as a tax specialist at Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP.
Active in the community, Wendy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). She previously served on the Valuation Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). She is involved in various community and service organizations, currently serving as the co-treasurer of Make-A-Wish Central New York, past treasurer of Onondaga Citizens League, and active volunteer with Vera House, Inc. Wendy is a 1992 graduate of Le Moyne College, with a B.S. in accounting.