Saranto Calamas is proud of the professional team that it has assembled to continue to provide the high-quality and timely tax and accounting services for which the firm is known.
Meet Our Staff:
Saranto Calamas, CPA, PC
Saranto received his Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration from New York University. He was employed with Ernst & Young, LLP right out of college, before starting his own firm in Port Jefferson, where he grew up. Saranto has over 20 years in public accounting experience as a CPA. His industry experience is in small closely held business advisory services, real estate accounting and investing, and assistance various clients in the service industries. Saranto utilizes a hands on advisory approach to clients business, which resulted in rapid growth from client referrals, as business advertising is kept minimal.
Laura received her master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland University College. Laura has public and private accounting experience, which includes Individual and Corporate Income Tax Preparation, Auditing, Review, and Financial Statement preparation for Governmental Agencies and Not-For-Profit Entities.
Shamim Ahmad received her Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Honors) from the University of Surrey in the UK. She has lived and worked in the US for 19 years. Shamim experience includes 15 years of public accounting experience. Her tenure includes the processing of Individual and Corporate Tax Preparation and Financial Reporting
Michael A. Cooper received his M.S. in Accounting Degree from Hofstra University. He has public accounting experience, which includes preparation of Corporation, Partnership, Fiduciary Tax, Individual Income Tax.
Before joining Saranto Calamas, CPA, PC, Michael worked for other public accounting firms honing his craft. Michael is detail-oriented and efficient at communication with clients
Daniel R. Kelly
Dan Kelly received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in Taxation from SUNY Old Westbury. He also received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Dowling College. He has five years of public accounting experience preparing tax returns, including Individual Taxes.
Vanessa Quitoni earned her MBA in Accounting at St. Joseph’s College. Vanessa is extremely motivated, detail-oriented, and eager to assist clients in the best way possible. Vanessa is fluent in both English and Portuguese. Last year, she had the opportunity to work for H&R Block, where she became a certified tax specialist
John Rabal C.P.A.
John Rabal received his Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and his M.B.A in Accounting from St. Joseph’s College. He has seven years of public accounting experience in Taxation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His experience includes the preparation of Individual, Corporation, Partnership, and Fiduciary income tax returns.
I received a Bachelors Master degree from Queens College and then my Masters from The Florida Institute of Technology. I have worked as an accountant both publicly & privately since 1998 but have been with Saranto since January 2012 preparing corporate, individual and fiduciary tax returns as well as financial statement preparation.
Athena J. Hagelstein C.P.A.
Athena J. Hagelstein is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience performing audits, reviews, and compilations for a variety of companies in various industries, with a specialized focus on nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans, and manufacturing, as well as the preparation of corporate, partnership, nonprofit, employee benefit plan, and individual tax returns.
Athena is a Cum Laude graduate of Long Island University receiving her Bachelor of Science in 1997. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.
Ellie brings 20 plus years of experience in the bookkeeping profession to the services provided to her clientele. Ellie has significant bookkeeping experience in restaurant, hospitality, and General Contracting. She has experienced the inside of businesses as a Service Manager for some large international construction companies (Flour Constructions International., Joseph Jingoli & Sons Inc. and Ferreria Construction Co., Inc.) her involvement in was in all aspects of procurement and bookkeeping functions. Ellie has been using QuickBooks since it was first introduced and has implemented it in a wide range of industries and business environments. Ellie is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor for QBO and QB Enterprise.
Christopher has been with the firm since 2014, first as an administrative assistant and then a bookkeeper. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College. He is very organized, detail oriented, and is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online.
Angela is currently studying Accounting at St. Joseph’s College and will be graduating next year with a Bachelors in accounting. Angela is planning to continue her education at St. Josephs in the graduate program working towards her Masters in Accounting.
Erica has been carrying out tasks supportive to the bookkeeping department since October of 2019. She has experience with QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks online and hopes to extend her knowledge of the department processes to that of standard bookkeeper status.
Mary-Kate is currently an Accounting Major at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. She is going into her senior year and plans on returning to St. Joseph’s once she receives her Bachelor’s to complete the graduate program and earn her Master’s. Mary-Kate joined the firm as an intern and has enjoyed the experience of using her knowledge from school in the real world.
Cheryl Ferry – Studied at Suffolk Community College with 20 plus years of experience in all aspects of Bookkeeping. Cheryl has worked for the Public Firm Medical Action Industries for 10 years where she served as the Chargeback Supervisor, and she implemented EDI for over a million transactions a month as well as help assist IT for custom program for the CSR platform of SAP. She was responsible for Sales Reporting for both the Financials as well as the payment of commissions to the Sales Team. Cheryl also has experience for another CPA Firm where she handled 50 accounts. She has experience with Union Construction companies, a High end Construction Firm, where she was responsible for payables and reporting for loans. She was the Accountant for a firm in Atlanta for 3 years. Cheryl has 10 plus years of experience with Quickbooks and a few years of experience with Quickbooks Online, as well as Intuit Payroll, CFS Payroll, Lacerte, ROI, and Peachtree.
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