BWB accountant earns CPA designation

Jeremy J. Smith, of Olean, a staff accountant with Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., recently became licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. To obtain this license, Smith passed the uniform certified public accounting examination, which consists of a four-part, 16-hour exam covering the areas of financial accounting and reporting, auditing and attestation, business environments and regulation. Candidates for the CPA designation must satisfy extensive educational requirements from an accredited institution and fulfill stringent experience requirements.

“Jeremy has shown a great deal of commitment to the firm and our clients with his efforts towards passing the exam. We are very proud of his accomplishment,” stated Jack Whipple, CPA, Managing Partner of BWB.

Smith is a 2007 graduate of Jamestown Community College where he earned an associate’s degree in business administration and a 2010 graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting.

Buffamanate Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. is a full service firm providing assistance in accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services. Their current staff consists of over fifty professionals and paraprofessionals, including 25 Certified Public Accountants. The firm serves as accountants and advisors to businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout the Eastern United States while maintaining offices in Olean, Jamestown and Orchard Park.