Typical accountants' process payroll, record transactions and prepare financial reports and tax returns for individuals and businesses.  You’ll find the professionals at Civale, Silvestri, Alfieri, Martin & Higgins, LLC strive to do much more than what is “typical”.  

Our years of business experience, combined with technical knowledge and common sense considerations provide practical solutions to real life problems.  We strive to be a financial advocate, a philosophy that goes well beyond accountancy.   

 

Because we are more than a “typical” accounting firm, we offer an extensive range of business and personal growth services in addition to the standard services offered by most accounting firms.  

 

General Accounting

making sure the numbers are right

We provide professional, timely and personalized accounting services.  By combining technical knowledge and business experience with common sense considerations, we arrive at practical solutions to real-life problems.

  • Audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements

  • Agreed-upon procedures

  • Support for business acquisitions, expansions, mergers and sales

  • Reviews of internal systems, workflow and personnel responsibilities

  • Operational audits

  • Third-party letters

  • Forecasts and projections

 

Tax Services

planning to reduce the bite

Our talented professionals work closely with our clients to address their ongoing tax planning and compliance needs.  Our tax experts’ experience includes former employment with the Internal Revenue Service and many years of public accounting practice.  In addition, each of our professionals makes a significant investment in continued education to stay abreast of the latest tax developments, enabling them to be proactive in your planning.

  • Personal tax planning and compliance support

  • Multi-state planning and compliance

  • Audit representation for federal, state and local authorities

  • Fringe benefit and retirement planning and consulting

  • Family gift and estate planning

  • Strategies for entity structure and business agreements

  • Business acquisitions and dispositions

  • Sales and use tax audits

  • Department of Labor audits

  • Planning for tax-efficient transactions

 

Business Planning and Entrepreneurial Support

helping you grow

Civale Silvestri, Alfieri, Martin & Higgins supports both entrepreneurs and closely held businesses with the accounting and consulting services needed for success.

We help the entrepreneur transition from prospective business owner to successful business owner, maximizing profits while minimizing taxes.  We provide the guidance you need to survive the crucial first stages of business development.

We help closely held businesses with their unique needs.  Long-term planning imposes constant demands and challenges.  Succession planning, managing the business lifecycle and coordinating retirement and employee incentive plans are just a few of the formidable tasks that confront you.

As these challenges increase in complexity, owners often find themselves struggling to understand and resolve them.  Civale Silvestri, Alfieri, Martin & Higgins brings a depth of experience from a wide array of disciplines to assist you in the decision-making process.  We work closely with you to target and solve the financial issues affecting your business.  We provide the financial advice you need to maneuver through the complex issues business owners face.

Through established relationships with lending institutions, we help to arrange financing for your growing business.  Additionally, we’ve maintained long-term relationships with attorneys and other business professionals.  We invite you to take advantage of our resources to help your business succeed.

  • Business transaction structuring and negotiating

  • Partnership/shareholder agreement modifications

  • Evaluation of purchase overtures

  • Guidance on corporate asset sales

  • Succession plan development

  • Corporate restructuring assistance

  • Enhanced financial and management reporting

  • Pricing and costing studies

  • Internal control review

  • Forensic accounting and financial services

  • Budgeting and planning

  • Cash management reviews

  • Financing and debt restructuring

  • Financial modeling

  • Lease/buy analysis

  • Capital asset decision models

 

Consulting

finding real answers

In today’s ever-changing business environment, Civale Silvestri, Alfieri, Martin & Higgins can help you turn that change into competitive advantage.  Sometimes you need an objective, independent perspective to reach the tough decisions.  Over the years, we’ve helped clients increase profits, lower costs, motivate staff and create better workplaces.

We don’t dispense standard consultant textbook answers.  As Financial Advocates, we help you find real solutions.  We care about our clients and their staff.  We take the time to gain a thorough understanding of your business before we provide recommendations.  We pride ourselves on our integrity and ethical standards.

  • Overall business review

  • Business process improvement

  • Computer support, including training, software installation and setup

  • Employee satisfaction communications

  • Business valuations

  • Recruitment & retention of staff

  • Interview/evaluation processes

  • Strategic alliances for extra resources

 

Litigation Support

in your corner

Financial data can be concealed, misrepresented, distorted or simply reported incorrectly.  In legal matters, this can have far-reaching effects.  We have the expertise to analyze, interpret and uncover information to give you the accurate financial picture you need.  Our investigative accounting services can help with strategic planning, field work documentation, claim preparation and expert witness testimony.

  • Matrimonial litigation

  • Stockholder suits and partnership dissolutions

  • Business valuations

  • White-collar crime, fraud and embezzlements

  • Bankruptcy, creditor committees and workouts

  • Insurance claims

  • Criminal tax fraud

  • Lost profits claims

  • Feasibility studies and projections

 

Financial Reporting

telling your story

Commercial lenders, investment bankers, stockholders and surety underwriters all require clear, accurate, timely and credible financial statements before establishing a relationship or providing/continuing financing.   While performing these services for you, Civale Silvestri, Alfieri, Martin & Higgins works to identify ways to improve profitability, streamline operating procedures and increase internal control over your assets.

  • Objective evaluations

  • IPO Assistance

  • Private Placement Offerings

 

Small Business

helping it grow

Our small business professionals have many years of experience working with individuals and private businesses.  We work closely with our clients to address their ongoing accounting and bookkeeping needs.  Our services don’t stop at the general ledger; we help solve everyday problems as well.

  • Bookkeeping, including journals and general ledger

  • Payroll tax returns

  • Sales tax returns

  • Bank account reconciliations

  • Check writing

 

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