Four Pass CPA Exam

Posted on: 3/12/19 by Marvin and Company

Marvin and Company, P.C., an award-winning Capital Region accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting firm, is pleased to congratulate Sean M. Daley, CPA, Charles C. Smith, CPA, Mark J. Quackenbush and Timothy M. Parkes for passing all four parts of the CPA examination.

New York state, in 2017, had the second highest number of CPA exam sections taken at 30,123, just a little bit behind the number one state, California, which had 31,695, according to Accounting Today.  According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), students had a tougher time with the new exam, with slightly lower pass rates in most areas.  Within the past two years, six accountants at Marvin and Company, P.C. have received CPA licenses, bringing the number of CPAs at the firm to a total of 30. Continuously improving professional skills to better serve the needs of clients and expanding the knowledge of our staff is a priority at Marvin and Company, P.C.

“We are extremely proud of Sean, Charles, Mark and Tim and applaud their determination and desire to become CPAs,” said Kevin P. O'Leary, CPA, Managing Partner at Marvin and Company, P.C. “As those in the industry can attest, this is an extraordinary accomplishment and a designation not easily attained.”

Sean M. Daley, CPA - is a Senior Assurance Associate. He joined the audit department in 2016 after earned his Master’s in Business Administration - Finance and Bachelor’s in accounting from Sage Colleges of Albany. Daley was previously an internal auditor at Albany Medical Center.

Charles C. Smith, CPA - is a Senior Assurance Associate. He joined the audit and tax departments in 2014. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Alfred University College of Professional Studies where he was a member of the Pacioli Society, Delta Mu Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma and a Presidential Scholar. Smith, a resident of Glens Falls, works from both our Queensbury and Latham offices.

Mark J. Quackenbush - is a Senior Assurance Associate in our Queensbury office. He joined the audit department after having earned an associate’s degree in administration from SUNY Adirondack and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY Oswego in 2013.

Timothy M. Parkes - is a tax associate. He returned as a full-time Tax Associate after previously interning with our Tax team for two tax seasons in 2017. Tim received his MS in Accounting from Siena College and acquired his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Siena College in May 2016. Tim worked in various industries through his schooling, including Cardiology Associates of Schenectady in Patient Records, and Mohawk Golf Club where he Assisted in directing the pool and was the head swim coach/lifeguard. 

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