About Joseph

Joseph Natarelli is office managing partner in New Haven, Connecticut, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. A specialist in accounting for construction contractors, Mr. Natarelli  also serves as national leader of Marcum’s Construction Services practice, overseeing audit, consulting, and taxation services to construction clients ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar international enterprises.

Mr. Natarelli has more than 30 years of experience including advising on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He has served as a technical reviewer for the AICPA’s construction audit and taxation guides for more than two decades and had the privilege of chairing the AICPA National Construction Program Conference Committee from 2012-2014.

Mr. Natarelli is a valued advisor on diverse construction projects, providing expertise on improving job performance and enhancing profitability. He also provides thought leadership on various accounting and auditing matters as a conference panelist and contributing author to construction publications. He has been interviewed by numerous trade and business media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Businessweek, and Fox Business, among others.

Under Mr. Natarelli’s leadership, Marcum’s national Construction Services group has innovated a robust curriculum of industry summits and technical webinars focused on helping contractors continuously enhance their understanding of complex financial concepts and strategic planning. He also spearheaded several definitive industry resources for contractors, including the annual Marcum National Construction Survey, the quarterly Marcum Commercial Construction Index, the Marcum PAS Contractor Compensation Quarterly, and the annual Marcum JOLTS Analysis of construction employment trends. Construction Executive magazine has recognized Marcum as a Top Three construction services provider.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Construction Accounting and Taxation, Board of Advisors and Contributors
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Presidential Community Advisory Board, Member
  • Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), Member
  • 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

  • Protect Yourself: Strategies for Contractors to Survive Surging Prices and Materials Shortage Delays, Marcum LLP National Webinar, January, 2022
  • Tax Planning for Contractors – What We Know (And What We Don’t!), Marcum LLP National Webinar, November 2021
  • Why Aren’t There Enough Construction Workers in America?, Construction Accounting & Taxation, September/October 2021
  • Surety Outlook, 2021 and Beyond, Marcum National Construction Summit, September 2021
  • Managing the Rising Cost of Workers’ Comp Premiums, Marcum LLP National Webinar, August 2021
  • Making Sense of Declining Construction Employment, Construction Accounting & Taxation, July/August 2021
  • Biden’s Bold Bid to Save America’s Infrastructure, Construction Accounting & Taxation, May/June 2021
  • ERTC + PPP: What Contractors Need to Know NOW to Maximize Programs, Marcum LLP National Webinar, May 2021
  • Topic 606: Revenue Recognition and the Impact to Contractors Financial Statements, NASBP Webinar, May 2021
  • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure, June 2021
  • The Inflation Story Is Real, Construction Accounting and Taxation, March/April 2021
  • Payroll Protection Program, Employee Retention Tax Credits, and the Construction Industry, CONNstruction Magazine, March 2021
  • Fighting Cybercrime in Construction: How to Recognize, Prevent and Protect Your Business, Marcum LLP Webinar, March 2021
  • PPP2 and ERC: What You Need to Know, CMiC Webinar, February 2021
  • Mr. Biden Goes (Back) to Washington: Construction Industry May Be A Big Winner, Construction Accounting & Taxation, February 2021
  • Navigating the Ever-Changing PPP Loan Process for Contractors, AGC WebEd, December 2020
  • Industry Outlook: Attitudes & Expectations, CFMA Building Profits, November 2020
  • Tax Update and Year-End Planning for the Contractor, Marcum LLP Webinar, November 2020
  • Industry Outlook: Attitude & Expectations, CFMA Building Profits, November 2020
  • Understanding Construction Industry R&D Credit Opportunities, Marcum LLP Webinar, November 2020
  • Just What the Doctor Ordered: Captive Insurance Amid a Pandemic, Marcum LLP Webinar, November 2020
  • Leading Indicators Mostly Point Downward, Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October 2020
  • Five Ways COVID-19 Will Reshape the Construction Industry and Steps Contractors Can Take to Mitigate its Impact, Surety Bond Quarterly, July 2020
  • Never Waste a Good Crisis, Construction Accounting and Taxation, June 2020
  • When the Fever Breaks, BuildCentral Webinar, May 2020
  • How Builders can Leverage PPP and Market Data to Thrive during COVID-19, Viewpoint Webinar, May 2020
  • Coronavirus and Construction Materials: A Tale of Two Theories, Construction Accounting and Taxation, March/April 2020
  • Building homes in Valley is deemed essential but not easy amid coronavirus outbreak, Los Angeles Daily News Interview, April 2020
  • 6 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak will Affect Construction, Construction Dive Interview, March 2020
  • Coronavirus and the Construction Industry, Marcum LLP Webinar, March 2020
  • NYC Real Estate Braces for Major Disruptions as Coronavirus Circles the Globe, Commercial Observer Interview, March 2020
  • Trade Uncertainty Dissipates, Construction Accounting & Taxation, January/February 2020
  • Ready to Roll? Implementing the New Revenue Recognition and Lease Standard, Seminar hosted by Crum & Forster, December 2019
  • Accounting and Auditing Panel – Challenging Accounting and Auditing Issue in Construction, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2019
  • Bumpy Politics Produce Bumpy Roads, Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October 2019
  • Increasing Bonding Capacity and Maximizing Surety Credit, Surety Bond Quarterly, September 2019
  • Brace for Impact: How Tariffs on China Could Impact U.S. Construction, Construction Accounting & Taxation, July/August 2019
  • Construction Accounting Methods for Financial Reporting and Income Tax Reporting, Construction Executive, July 2019
  • 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
  • DÃjà 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 and 2015
  • Fixing 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
Practice Focus

Mergers & Acquisitions
Structuring of Transactions

Industry Focus

Gaming Franchises


Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Quinnipiac University