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Joseph Natarelli CPA*

Partner-in-Charge, New Haven – Assurance Services

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555 Long Wharf Drive
12th Floor
New Haven‚ CT 06511
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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 25 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. In addition, he is a valuable resource on various construction projects, offering his expertise on job performance and enhancing profitability as well as expert testimony in claims arbitration and litigation.

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. In November of 2012, Mr. Natarelli, with the assistance of Marcum’s Chief Economist, Anirban Basu, launched the Marcum Commercial Construction Index. This index is published quarterly.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • 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
  • SARAH Endowment Foundation, Treasurer
  • Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic, Board of Directors
  • Utility Contractors Association of Connecticut, Member
Articles, Seminars & Presentations
  • Auditing and Accounting Panel, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2015
  • Industry Expert Panel: Industry Risk, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2015
  • 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
  • Industry Expert Panel: Industry Risk, Accubuild Users Conference, September 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
  • "Fact & Fiction About Corporate Giving", CONNstruction, Winter 2014
  • "Smooth Construction Industry Recovery Remains Elusive", Construction Accounting and Taxation, July/August 2014
  • Advanced Accounting and Financial Statement Issues, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2014
  • State Contractors and Bond Producers Need to "Get in the Game" to Reverse Court Decision, Construction Accounting and Taxation, September 2013
  • Financial vs. Income Tax Reporting, Construction Executive, August 2013
  • Disclosures as Presented in the AICPA A&A Guide for Construction Contractors and the AICPA
  • Risk Alert for Construction Industry, The AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2012 & 2013
  • Audit Panel, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2009 - 2014
  • Managing Contractor Finances, AGC Massachusetts Young Contractors Professional Institute, January 2013
  • Vacancy Rates a Drag on Construction Sector, Hartford Business Journal's Metro Hartford Trends Report, December 2012
  • How to Win a Construction Claim, The AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, December 2012
  • CT's Slumping Economy Deepens Construction Woes, Hartford Business Journal, November 2012
  • Commercial Construction Seeing Slow Recovery, Article, August 2012

Areas of Expertise
Key Clients
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    Quinnipiac University
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