Paula Deckman CPA - Principal

Background & Expertise


Paula is a principal in our Syracuse office. She joined the firm on January 1, 2015 when Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP merged into The Bonadio Group. Paula has nearly 30 years of experience with entity representation, not-for-profit organizations, closely-held businesses and individuals. She is instrumental in communication and negotiation with the IRS and state tax authorities.

Paula is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego. As a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, she has served as Chair of the Syracuse chapter Annual Tax Conference and as presenter on topics for Tax Exempt Entities. Paula is also a member of the IRS Practitioner Liaison Committee and PFP Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a licensed life, accident and health agent and holds Series 6 and 63 securities certification in New York State.

Paula is past Board Member for the Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre, past Board President of the Updowntowners of Syracuse and past Treasurer of the Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation. She is a recipient of the Central New York Women in Business Award and the 2011 Non-Profit Award for Board Leadership