Mark R. Ciaralli

cpa, cfe


Phone: 315.701.6391
Fax: 315.423.2841

Mark has been with Grossman St. Amour CPAs since September 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Mark practices in the areas of audit and attest engagements, financial statement preparation and internal control review. His clients include fire districts, public school districts, government and municipalities, retail distribution, and not-for-profit organizations.

Mark is Past President of the Syracuse Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2012.

Mark is a resident of East Syracuse, New York.

Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Le Moyne College.  While attending Le Moyne College, Mark was the recipient of several scholarships, awards and honors for high academic achievement.

Syracuse Opera -Member, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Food Bank of Central New York – Vice President, Board of Directors
Syracuse Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – Past President
Le Moyne College Department of Accounting Advisory Board – Member
40 Under Forty Award Winner

Presentation: Simplifying Non Profit Organization (NPO) Financial Statements
Presentation: Is Your District Effectively Managing Taxpayer Dollars? – How to use financial audits as a measuring stick to CNYSBA

What nugget of wisdom would you offer aspiring accountants?

Earn your CPA credential as soon as possible, be driven to succeed, learn from your peers and superiors, and always be yourself.

What drew you to accounting?

I enjoyed math so I took an accounting course in high school, and then I job shadowed a CPA.  I learned a lot and realized that the business was more about people than math.

What’s your proudest achievement?     

Seeing all of the people I have worked with over the years be so successful both in and out of our Firm.

Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?

My father.   My professional influence was Terry McCarthy.

What is your favorite quote?

I have two favorite quotes.   1) “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Einstein AND 2) “Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

How  do you relax when not working?  

I enjoy playing golf, spending time with friends at local social gatherings, attending Syracuse Basketball games, and I always love a great meal in downtown Syracuse!

Favorite vacation?   

Las Vegas

What was your first concert?

Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child 




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