Linda has been with Grossman St. Amour CPAs since June 2007. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She leads the firm’s audit practice, Employee Benefits Plan practice, and Peer Review practice.
Linda practices in the areas of audit and attest engagements, financial statement preparation, internal control review, and fraud examination and deterrence. Her audit experience includes affordable housing, employee benefit plans, manufacturing, healthcare, higher education, not-for-profit, public school districts, and retail distribution organizations.
Linda previously obtained 13 years of public accounting experience in the audit and business advisory services practices of a large, international public accounting firm.
Linda is an employee benefit specialist responsible for the audit of pension plans and for the review of pension plan financial statements. She also has expertise in not-for-profit accounting, cash flow statement preparation, OMB A-133 regulatory audit requirements, inventory accounting and special agreed upon attest services.
Linda is a member of the Employee Benefit Plan and Government Audit Quality Centers of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and sits on the New York State Society of CPAs Peer Review Committee.
Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics from Le Moyne College.
PrimeGlobal, An Association of Independent Accounting Firms
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Peer Review Committee Member
AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)
Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants
AICPA Employee Benefit Audit Quality Center
AICPA Government Audit Quality Center
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
JDRF Central New York Chapter, Member and Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Maureen’s Hope Foundation, Advisory Board Member
Le Moyne College Board of Regents, Former Member
Vera House, Inc. and Chair of Finance Committee of Vera House, Inc., former Treasurer and Member (2001-2013)
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Seminar Presenter: Stay out of the headlines – How to prevent fraud in your organization & what to do if it occurs – SAVE THE DATE – 1/28/14
School Districts Can be Victim to Occupational Fraud – Part 3 of a 3 part series
School Districts Can be Victim to Occupational Fraud – Part 2 of a 3 part series
Occupational Fraud – It Could Happen to You (as published in CNY Business Journal) -Part 1 of a 3 part series
School Districts Can be Victim to Occupational Fraud – Part 1 of a 3 part series
The Importance of an Audit Committee for Not-for-Profit Organizations
Checks and Balances Key to Fraud Protection
What law or regulation in the accounting industry would you like to see changed?
Financial statement and audit standards for very large companies and very small companies are virtually the same. This really hurts smaller companies and organizations.
What’s your proudest achievement?
My children and that my husband and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary!
Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?
My parents. They immigrated to America from Macedonia 3 years before I was born with a few dollars in their pockets and a few suitcases. They have worked hard their entire lives and saved so that both my sister and I could go to college. We are living proof that the American Dream really exists.
What is your favorite quote?
“Take vacations, go as many places as you can. You can always make money, you can’t always make memories.”
What’s it like working for a firm that has been around so long?
There is definitely a family atmosphere at GSA, especially since there are a lot of very long-term employees (20-30 years plus) at the Firm. There is pride in the Firm that you can really feel.
How do you relax when not working?
We like to vacation and travel as much as we can. Life is short and my kids are growing so fast, we really like to take advantage of any opportunity we can to get away.
That is a tough one because we go on a lot of vacations. Jamaica is one of our favorites. We have been 6 times. However, my favorite was our recent trip to Hawaii. The big island of Hawaii was awesome and we even got to see an active volcano crater. We have also done several “multi-generational” trips with my parents and sister and her family that have been some of the best memories we have made.
Word that describes you.
What was your first concert?
Def Leppard at Weedsport when they were “Rocking at Weedsport!”