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CHRISTOPHER H. BROWN graduated from Niagara University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He worked for the international accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company where he specialized in taxation and small business services. He earned his New York State Certified Public Accountants license in 1979.

Mr. Brown has vast experience in setting up new businesses, tax planning, succession planning, and financing. He works with entrepreneurs in all fields of business and concentrates on business strategy and consultation.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and has been active in numerous community groups and organizations over the years.

Chris@brownandcompanycpa.com

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STEVEN H. BROWN is a graduate from Niagara University class of 1978 earning a Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting degree. Upon graduation from college, he joined the national accounting firm of Touche, Ross & Company (Deloite & Touche) in the Buffalo, New York office.

Mr. Brown's experience at Touche, Ross & Company varied in accounting, auditing and taxation for a wide variety of businesses with sales ranging from start-up to one billion dollars, and individual taxation and planning. His expertise is in taxation of small business and personal income tax, as well as performing audit, review, or compiled financial statements for a variety of business such as manufacturing, retail, wholesale and service related entities.

Steven H. Brown is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He served as a member of the board of directors of many community organizations and non-profit agencies.

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PATRICK D. BROWN graduated from Niagara University in 1981 earning a Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting degree. He joined the national accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. Following his service with Coopers & Lybrand, Pat joined the Standard Oil Company's internal audit department for two years and then was promoted to accounting supervisor and plant controller for the Standard Oil Electro Minerals Company (formerly the Carborundum Company) where he became a certified public accountant. Patrick has diversified accounting and financial management experience including four years of service as City Controller of Niagara Falls, New York.

His 25 plus years experience includes governmental and non-profit fund accounting and auditing with responsibility for the firm’s government service and several non-profit audits with many years experience with Government Auditing Standards.

Mr. Brown is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on numerous community boards and agencies and remains active with local service clubs.

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CYNTHIA L. SPIZZIRRI graduated from Niagara University with the class of 1984 earning a Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting degree. She joined a local certified public accounting firm in 1985 where she gained a wide variety of experience in accounting, auditing and taxation, and became a certified public accountant. From 1988 to 1990 she worked in the finance department of Lockport Memorial Hospital where she was promoted to financial analyst.

Cynthia joined Brown & Company, LLP in 1990 bringing with her diversified accounting, auditing, and tax experience, with an expertise in the not-for-profit field. She has also come to specialize in the construction industry. Cynthia also serves as the firm’s quality control director for its accounting and auditing practice, guiding the firm to successful completion of all peer review requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants administered by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mrs. Spizzirri is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is an active volunteer for many business and professional associations in the Niagara Falls area.

Cindy@brownandcompanycpa.com

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Brown & Company, LLP
Certified Public Accountants
4992 Sweet Home Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 298-8000
Fax: (716) 298-8554