Thursday June 1, 2006

Riley elected head of NYS Society of CPAs

He's a principal in TFG CPAs Syracuse office

    Thomas E. Riley, CPA, PFS, principal of TFG CPAs, was installed as president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants at NYSSCPA's annual meeting in New York City recently.

    Riley will serve as president for a one-year term.

    NYSSCPA is the oldest and largest state accounting organization in the United States and represents 30,000 certified public accountants.It was incorporated in 1897 to cultivate, promote, and disseminate knowledge and information concerning certified public accountants, to establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, and character among CPAs, to furnish information regarding practice and methods of accountancy to its members and the general public, and to protect the interests of its members and the general public with respect to the practice of accountancy.

    Riley has been with TFG CPAs since 1980 and a member of NYSSCPA since 1982.As a principal in TFG CPAs? Syracuse office, his area of expertise is in financial planning and taxation, including estate, gift and trust taxation; corporate, partnership and individual tax planning and compliance, and financial retirement and business planning.

    Riley serves on the Le Moyne College Board of Regents, is treasurer and on the board of directors of Francis House, and is a board member of the Onondaga Historical Association.

    He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Central New York.

    A Le Moyne College graduate, he lives in Camillus with his wife, who is also a CPA.They have three children and one grandchild.

    TFG CPAs, an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, is a regional certified public accounting firm with offices in Syracuse, Auburn, New Hartford and Oswego. Established in 1972, the firm specializes in a wide range of financial services for both businesses and individuals, including tax planning and preparation, auditing and financial planning services.

    The firm has nearly 60 professionals on staff.