Jeffrey D. Melagrano, C.P.A., P.C.



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Jeffrey Melagrano graduated cumlaude from Iona College in 1983 and was recruited by Price Waterhouse. His clients included IBM, General Foods, Chase Manhattan Bank, and National Securities Clearing Corporation. In 1986 Mr. Melagrano left Price Waterhouse to begin his own accounting firm. He worked part time with a very successful retirement minded tax practitioner in Scarsdale. By the end of 1986 Jeff acquired the entire practice. Working over 4000 hours per year, recruiting hard working dedicated professionals and investing in the best computer technologies, he brought the firm to a new level and earned the confidence and trust of his clients. His areas of great challenge and dedication include complex individual and business tax returns and planning, financial, managerial and advisory services to high net worth individuals and businesses and financial statement audits. Aside from serving his own clients, Jeff is responsible for reviewing all other firm members work. Some projects over the years include the audits of complex $25 mil. manufacturing companies and related tax work, reviews of acquisition targets for exisiting clients, audit work for a client doing an IPO, working with clients on successful sales of their businesses, restructuring entities to properly minimize taxes, and successfully representing complex corporations, partnerships and individuals with IRS and state tax audits. Mr. Melagrano applies his 30 years of lessons working in the public accounting arena to benefit each client who comes to the firm for assistance.


Ms. Nuzhat Maniar has been working in the accounting industry for over thirteen years, and has been with the firm for the past six years. Ms. Maniar obtained her bachelor degree in Commerce from Shah N. H. Commerce College in Valsad, India, studying accounting, business, and economics. Ms. Maniar is able to accurately utilize her many years of experience in the preparation of financial statements, preparation of payroll tax returns, sales tax returns, and individual income tax returns. She is adept at the complex computer applications used to provide these services including Quickbooks and individual and business tax programs.  Aside from her accounting duties, Ms. Maniar is the firm's office administrator.