About Joseph

Joseph Natarelli is leader of the Firm’s national Construction Industry Practice group, as well as the Firm’s office managing partner in the Long Wharf Drive office in New Haven, Connecticut. 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 Real Estate and Construction Industry Developments and the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide — Construction Contractors.

He has been interviewed by a number of prestigious media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Businessweek and Fox Business.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Presidential Community Advisory oard, Member
  • Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), Member
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Board of Directors and embership Committee
  • Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc.
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – ational 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
  • Is Tax Reform Still Delivering Growth? Construction Accounting & Taxation, May/June 2019
  • Construction Skills Shortfalls: The Situation isn’t Improving, Construction Accounting & Taxation, March/April 2019
  • Silicon Valley Spreads its Wings: Major Campuses Planned for Multiple Cities, Construction Accounting& Taxation, January/February 2019
  • Déjà vu All Over Again, Construction Accounting & Taxation, November/December 2018
  • The Likely Impact of Tax Reform on Capital Expenditures: What Tax Reform Can Do For Your Taxes (and the Economy), Construction Accounting & Taxation, September/October 2018
  • Is National Policymaking Helping or Hurting, Construction Accounting & Taxation, July/August 2018
  • You’re Hired: White House Reaffirms Support for Apprenticeships by Forming New Task Force, Construction Accounting & Taxation, May/June 2018
  • Materials Prices on the Rise: Recent Increases May Represent Tip of the Iceberg, Construction Accounting & Taxation, March/April 2018
  • When will the canaries arrive? The difficulty of predicting the next real estate downturn, Construction Accounting & Taxation, January/February 2018
  • Auditing and Accounting Panel, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, 2015 – 2018
  • Apprenticeship Programs in the United States – We Need More, Construction Accounting & Taxation, November/December 2017
  • Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code, Construction Seminar hosted by Ion Bank (October 2017)
  • The Economic Implications of Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters, Construction Accounting & Taxation, September/October 2017
  • The Implications of America’s EB-5 Program for U.S. Construction, Construction Accounting & Taxation, July/August 2017
  • Tax Cuts and Construction, Construction Accounting & Taxation, May/June 2017
  • Maximizing Surety and Banking Credit, Dexter + Chaney User Connect User Conference, April 2017
  • 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 & Taxation, January/February 2017
  • Are Millennials Culturally Compatible with Construction? Not Clear That They Are, Construction Accounting & Taxation, Nov/Dec 2016
  • Advanced Accounting and Financial Statement Issues for Construction Contractors, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2016 and2015Fixing America’s Infrastructure, One Public-Private Partnership at a Time, Construction Accounting & Taxation, September/October 2016
  • Construction Volumes Plateau at High Level, Construction Accounting & 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 & 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

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