July 19, 2015
Carolyn Mazzenga, Partner-In-Charge of the Melville Office, Quoted in Long Island Business News' 2015 Finance & Accounting Guide Article, "Not Just Accountants."
By Eric Santiago
Accounting firms can do a lot more than just file taxes and produce audits. Many also offer consulting services in fields as widespread as special education and cybersecurity. These areas provide accounting firms with enhanced opportunities to distinguish themselves.
It's this notion of serving multiple needs of clients that motivates Carolyn Mazzenga, managing partner of Marcum's Melville office.
"We want to be able to provide the best possible advice for our clients," Mazzenga said. "That means being able to meet whatever needs they might have."
Marcum is one of many accounting firms that provides technology assurance services. It also provides consulting services in cybersecurity, real estate, forensics and many other fields.
According to Mazzenga, accounting firms are the ones providing these services because they already have a close working relationship with their clients.
"They've already got a comfort level with you," she said. "You know their business and their goals."