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Joel N. Kessler, CPA

klcpas7@aol.com 631-732-7575 x 11 Certified Public Accountant

Joel joined the firm in 1972. His clients include small and mid-size businesses in the fields of construction, wholesale, retail, real estate, financial and service. Joel is a licensed CPA in both New York State and Florida.

Joel's expertise includes tax planning, financial planning, estate planning, and retirement planning for his individual and business tax clients. He sets up his small business clients using QuickBooks software and makes sure they are compliant with sales, payroll and income tax reporting.

Joel is a charter member of the Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Joel graduated from the Baruch School of City College New York with a B.B.A in Accounting in 1967. He is the long-time treasurer of Temple Beth El of Patchogue, a wine connoisseur, vegetable gardener, and avid NY Yankee fan! He lives in Holbrook with his wife Diane and often visits his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters in Minnesota, and son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren in California.

Philip A. Liscia, CPA

Phil@KLGTcpa.com 631-732-7575 x12 Certified Public Accountant

Phil joined the firm in 1984. Phil works with clients in the firm's tax, business advisory and estate planning practice. In addition, he oversees the firm's accounting and audit department for small business entities.

The focus of his career in public accounting has been to use technology to streamline the accounting process, thereby saving the client unnecessary administration and accounting costs. Many of Phil's clients are in the technology, construction, real estate, service, professional, restaurant, and medical fields.

Phil is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Phil graduated with honors from SUNY Albany with a B.A. in Accounting. He lives in Miller Place with his family.

Rebecca Gonzalez, CPA

Rebecca@kesslerliscia.com 631-732-7575 x13 Certified Public Accountant

Rebecca joined the firm in 1999. She is responsible for the non-profit sector of the firm. In addition to non-profit clients, she serves the financial industry, small service businesses, wholesalers, technology, retail stores, and professionals. She is responsible for the firm's accounting and auditing department.

Rebecca is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, proficient in all versions of QuickBooks, including QuickBooks Enterprise for mid-size companies. She sets up new businesses on QuickBooks, customizing the program for the client's particular needs and training both business owners and their bookkeepers.

Rebecca is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She graduated summa cum laude from Dowling College with a B.B.A in Accounting. She lives in Centereach and her greatest joy is her grandchildren.

Debra Timms, CPA

Debra@kesslerliscia.com 631-732-7575 x18 Certified Public Accountant

Debra joined the firm in 2005 and works primarily in the firm's tax and business advisory practice and is also active in performing audits, reviews and compilations for both for-profit and non-profit entities. Small businesses can benefit from Debra's experience with compliance issues, such as payroll taxes, sales taxes, corporate and personal tax issues and preparation.

Debra is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accounts. She has served as the Treasurer for the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women, and the Board of Directors of the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce. Debra graduated magna cum laude from Dowling College with a B.A. in Accounting. She lives in Farmingville with her husband and is the mother of three sons. She is also the grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter and twin grandsons.