CPAs - M&A Tax Specialists

Accounting done professionally.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the statutory title of qualified accountants in the United States who have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have met additional state education and experience requirements for certification as a CPA.

The Telling Group does not do financial statements, but is often asked to suggest a qualified professional.  We offer these trusted individuals as the best as we know of in their field with no financial benefit to us as a service to you during your time of transition.

Suggestions are listed below:

Mark S. Reid

Mark Reid

Mark S. Reid
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPAs, P.C.
5010 Campuswood Dr.
East Syracuse
NY 13057
P: (315) 472-7045
F: (315) 472-7053

Andrew M. Eassa, CPA, ABV, CVA  - Managing Partner  Bruce M. Pietraszek, CPA, ABV, CVA – Principal, Audit & Accounting Leader for Firm Wade G. Becker, CPA, CGMA, CMAA (inactive) - Principal Michael A. O’Shea, CPA - Principal

Experience, Responsiveness & Dedication.

Collectively, our executives have in excess of 200 years of experience.  We are responsive, proactive and accessible via multiple communication channels.  We stay dedicated to what we do best, and it shows in our work. Our professionals provide objective insight, and work to seek ways to improve processes and profitability while ensuring compliance deadlines are met. We work with clients to build a solid, core foundation of accounting information to help management receive the desired information and outcomes necessary to operate their business.  FMF&E support clients from the beginning of their lifecycle and throughout it. Many of our clients have turned to FMF&E when they realized their current firm can no longer provide the adequate, quick and responsive value driven support they desire.

Our services include:

  • Ownership Transition and Succession Planning
  • Planning for Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Divestitures
  • Buy-Out Agreement Consultation
  • Evaluation of Alternative Financing
  • Audits, Reviews & Compilations
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Organizational Planning
  • Budgeting, Business Plans & Expense Reduction Programs
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Internal Audit & Controls
  • Agreed Upon Procedures
  • Business & Individual Taxes
  • Tax Credits & Incentives
  • Managing IRS & Other Tax Communications
  • Part-Time Controllership (for non-attest clients)
  • Business Valuation
  • Forensic Accounting & Fraud Services
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Forecasts & Projections
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Accounting Software Consultation
  • Contract Reviews
  • Job Costing & Product Costing Systems
  • Maximizing Surety Bonds Credit

John D. Marshall

John D. Marshall, CPA, Partner, offers expertise in acquisitions and mergers, business and individual taxation, and financial and estate planning. He works predominantly with health care groups, construction, manufacturing, and professional service organizations.

John D. Marshall
Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP
Direct: 315.214.2720
Cell:  315.727.4726
Fax:  315.475.1513


Frank P. DiscenzaEthical. Professional.  Accessible.  Exceptional.

Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP has been an integral part of the Upstate New York business community for more than 35 years and specializes in advising clients in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). As one of the largest and most respected firms in the region, we have the financial, taxation and negotiation skills to ensure success. TMD’s team of professionals is dedicated to delivering strategic tax, accounting, consulting and advisory services to M&A clients from start to finish.

As a member of CPAmerica International, TMD has access to a worldwide network of M&A experts. Through this exclusive membership we are able to tap into the expertise of more than 2,000 CPAs across the country. Our affiliation affords us the opportunity to bring our clients the knowledge and resources of an international network while providing the attention of a local firm.

TMD’s service offerings relative to mergers and acquisitions include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Valuation Services
  • Succession Planning
  • Financing Assessment and Planning
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Expansion Planning
  • Operations Consulting
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Software Evaluation
  • Management Consulting
  • Estate Planning
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Research and Development Credit Projects

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