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Joseph Natarelli CPA*   Partner-in-Charge , New Haven, CT

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*Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the States of Connecticut‚ New Jersey‚ New York and Rhode Island

Joseph Natarelli is the Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's New Haven office as well as the National Construction Industry Group Leader. In addition, he is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. Mr. Natarelli has more than 30 years of experience with international accounting and consulting firms. He frequently serves as the Lead Audit Engagement Partner for a variety of consulting matters.

Mr. Natarelli is experienced in providing auditing and consulting services related to corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers and refinancing. He is highly-trained in the accounting and structuring of these transactions.

Mr. Natarelli frequently speaks on accounting and auditing matters. For nearly a decade, he has served as a Technical Reviewer for the AICPA's Audit Risk Alert for Construction Contractors and the AICPA Accounting Guide – Construction Contractors.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Board of Directors and Membership Committee
  • Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc.
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - National Construction Industry Program Conference Committee, Chairman, 2013-2014
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
  • National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)
  • Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, Treasurer & Secretary
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut
  • Start Community Bank, Board of Directors & Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Quinnipiac University, School of Business - Instructor; Advisory Board Member; Business Leader Hall of Fame, Chairman; Distinguished Alumni Award, 2013
  • Southern Connecticut State University Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, 2013
  • Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Chairman
  • Utility Contractors Association of Connecticut, Member
Articles, Seminars & Presentations
  • Infrastructure-Led Stimulus Package, Construction Accounting & Taxation, March/April 2017
  • Trump will be Good for Construction in the Near Term; Longer Term is Less Clear, Construction Accounting and Taxation, January/February 2017
  • Auditing and Accounting Panel, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, 2016 and 2015
  • Advanced Accounting and Financial Statement Issues for Construction Contractors, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2016 and 2015
  • Are Millennials Culturally Compatible with Construction? Not Clear That They Are, Construction Accounting and Taxation, Nov/Dec 2016
  • Fixing America's Infrastructure, One Public-Private Partnership at a Time, Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October 2016
  • Construction Volumes Plateau at High Level, Construction Accounting and Taxation, July/Aug 2016
  • Accounting and Financial Statement Issues for Construction Contractors, CFMA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 2016
  • Diversity and Enhanced Profitability: Something to Unify us as the Recovery Slows, Construction Accounting and Taxation, May/June 2016
  • How Long Will the Recovery Last?, Construction Accounting and Taxation, March/April 2016
  • Even a Broken Click is Right Twice a Day, Construction Accounting and Taxation, November/December 2015
  • Just How Severe are Those Construction Labor Shortages? Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October 2015
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Inflationary, Construction Accounting and Taxation, August 2015
  • 2015 Remains Filled with Promise, Construction Accounting and Taxation, May/June 2015
  • The View from the Corner Office: A Panel Discussion, CTCPA Essential Event, May 2015
  • Construction Industry Finally Hitting Stride, Construction Accounting and Taxation, January/February 2015
Subject Matter Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions
Divestitures
Refinancing
Structuring of Transactions
Audits
Assurance

Practice Focus

Construction
Manufacturing
Gaming Franchises

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Quinnipiac University

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Bloomberg Businessweek interviewed national Construction Services leader Joseph Natarelli, for an article about wage growth trends.

 

The U.S. economy is behaving mysteriously. Usually wage growth accelerates when the job market is tight: Employers have to pay more to attract and retain ....


Private, Nonresidential Construction Spending Outlook Is Upbeat, Finds Marcum Construction Index

 

The outlook for private nonresidential construction spending remains upbeat, according to the Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the first quarter of 2017.


The Wall Street Journal cited Marcum’s national construction practice in an article about the industry’s use of joint ventures to address labor shortages.

 

A growing labor shortage in the commercial real-estate industry is driving up the costs of some projects and could complicate lawmakers’ plans for a $1 ....


National Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu wrote about the Trump Administration’s expected infrastructure-led stimulus package in the March/April issue of Construction Accounting & Taxation.

 

During his successful campaign, President Trump announced that his administration would launch a $1 trillion infrastructure-led stimulus package to be implemented over the course of ....


Real Estate Weekly reported on Marcum’s annual JOLTS analysis of employment trends in the construction industry.

 

According to a report from accounting advisory firm Marcum LLP, there were 105,000 construction hirings between September 2016 and January 2017.


Masonry Construction, Concrete Construction, and The Concrete Producer all posted the 2016 Marcum JOLTS analysis, reporting jobs trends in the construction industry.

 

The 2016 analysis by Marcum’s Construction Services Group identifies a significant uptick in construction employment trends in the final months of last year, which has ....


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Marcum Commercial Construction Index for Fourth Quarter Reports Positive Short-Term Outlook with Longer-Term Risks

 

The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the fourth quarter of 2016 predicts that President Donald Trump's stimulus package will deliver a boost to the national ....


Construction Group Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu continue their article series for Construction Accounting & Taxation, with an outlook for construction spending under President Trump.

 

The construction spending outlook for 2017 has improved with the election. Economists, pundits, and most of the United States have been puzzling over what the ....


Construction Accounting & Taxation published the final 2017 column by National Construction Leader Joe Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu, in the November/December issue.

 

Shortfalls in construction workers will produce ever-rising costs, making it that much more difficult for communities to improve their respective build environments and for the ....


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Article from Joe Natarelli, national leader of the Construction Services Practice group, and Anirban Basu, chief construction economist, appeared in the July/August issue of Construction Accounting & Taxation.

 

Partially lost amidst all the discussion of Brexit and volatile financial markets is evidence that the U.S. economy continues to expand. Construction remains one of ....


National Construction Leader Joe Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu kicked off their 2016 article series for Construction Accounting & Taxation, in the March-April issue.

 

The prior three recoveries lasted 95 months on average - this one is 80 months old already. Meanwhile, the Japanese economy is so weak that ....


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Nonresidential construction spending fell in December 2015 but concluded with a year-over-year gain, reports the Marcum Commercial Construction Index for Fourth Quarter 2015. The ....


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Nonresidential construction spending fell in December 2015 but concluded with a year-over-year gain, reports the Marcum Commercial Construction Index for Fourth Quarter 2015. 


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Article by Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Group Leader, and Anirban Basu, Chief Construction Economist, "The Good, the Bad, and the Inflationary," Featured in Construction Accounting and Taxation

 

This year is supposed to be the year that the U.S. economic recovery kicks into high gear. Of course, last year was, too. So ....


Article by Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Group Leader, and Anirban Basu, Marcum's Chief Construction Economist, "2015 Remains Filled With Promise," Featured in Construction Accounting & Taxation

 

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Article by Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Group Leader, "Fact and Fiction About Corporate Giving," Featured in CONNstruction

 

While there is some dispute about who uttered the famous encouragement to business leaders to "Do well by doing good," there's no debate about its ....


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Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Group Leader, Article "State Contractors and Bond Producers Need to 'Get in the Game' to Reverse Court Decision" Featured in Construction Accounting and Taxation

 

Legislatures rarely enact laws proactively to prevent problems. While the reasons may vary, they tend to instead react to significant events or scandals. For example, ....


Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Group Leader & Barry Fischman, Tax & Business Services Partner, Article "Financial Vs. Income Tax Reporting" Featured in Construction Executive

 

Many contractors wonder why the amount of net income on their financial statements differs from the amount of taxable income on their tax returns. Simply ....


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Q: What are the most important financial and accounting concerns for contractors who have just begun to experience a heavier workload?


Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Leader & Partner-In-Charge of the New Haven Office, Article "Vacancy Rates a Drag on Construction Sector" Featured in Hartford Business Journal's Metro Hartford Trends Report

 

The day-to-day economics of the construction business can be observed on development sites in towns and cities across the state and the country. While new ....


Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Leader & Partner-In-Charge of the New Haven Office, Featured in WSJ.com Article "Commercial Construction Seeing Slow Recovery"

 

A healthier housing market helps, but the construction sector still faces an uphill battle as new projects dry up.

 
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