Stephen L. Ferraro, CPA/ABV/CFF, CBEC, CVA and MAFF

Steve has over 35 years of public accounting, entrepreneurial and management experience. Leveraging his leadership and financial experiences, Steve works closely with middle market businesses and their owners to ensure they grow, maximize business value and achieve personal financial success. Over his professional career, he has consulted on a wide range of areas including, growth strategies, wealth advisory, transition planning, business valuation, mergers & acquisitions, strategic and business planning, due diligence and quality of earnings, financial management, financing assistance, internal controls, and attestation and tax engagements.

Steve held a co-leadership role in the due diligence, ultimate merger and management of two equal size CPA firms, which came together to become a Top 100 CPA. The firm ranked number 67 in the country with annual revenues in excess of $45 million. During Steve’s tenure as co-managing partner, Inside Public Accounting named the firm among the Top 5 “Best of the Best” firms in the Northeast Region.

Steve also offers his technical knowledge, financial expertise and expert testimony to the legal community, the insurance industry and others. He has participated in several hundred matters involving complex commercial litigation, lost profits, owner disputes, business interruption, business valuations, breach of contract, financial investigations, group self-insured worker’s compensation programs, financial motive, tax fraud and other areas of civil and criminal litigation.

In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Steve is a Certified Valuation Analyst, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Business Exit Consultant and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics.

He is affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including the American Institute and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Valuation Analysts and the International Growth & Exit Planning Association. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from Siena College.

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FAZ CPAs is rated 4.93 out of 5.0 stars based on 15 review(s).


FAZ was very professional, knowledgeable and very fair priced. The work performed was prompt, accurate and reliable. I would absolutely hire them again if in need for additional accounting work.

- Arrow Financial Corporation


Excellent to work with. Professional and personable.

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FAZ was extremely thorough and professional in doing our business valuation. We are very pleased with the results

- Anne Choppy


Steve and GeNet were great at the valuation we needed. Very satisfied. Thanks,Vince and Anne

- Vincent M. Choppy



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Gen'et and Paul were extremely responsive to our needs. They listened and responded to any concerns that we had. I would highly recommend them for any forensic engagement needs.

- Jennifer Mulligan


Thank-you for asking. Our experience was excellent. The people at FAZ showed a depth of knowledge and experience that was very helpful with the undertaking before us. Well done.

- Guy Tombs


The CPAs and staff at FAZ are truly amazing. They explain their process very well and always answered my questions right away. I highly recommend them for all your forensic accounting and evaluation services.

- Ashley Hart


Excellent and responsible.

- Peter Lee


Steve Ferraro did an excellent job and worked tirelessly as our expert forensic accountant witness. Based on Steve's hard work, the jury awarded every penny that Steve showed our client to be entitled to and completely rejected the conclusions of the opposing side's expert.

- Dave Paliotti


Great firm!

- John Harwick


The people at FAZ are amazing. They are true professionals. The staff is knowledgeable & kind. You feel like you matter. Anytime I have questions they take the time to go through everything in detail so I completely understand everything. I would definitely recommend FAZ.

- Dan Dagostino