Ashlie M. Flanigan, of Machias, a senior accountant with Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro P.C. recently became licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in New York.
To obtain the license, Ms. Flanigan passed the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination, which consists of a four-part, 16 hour exam covering the areas of financial accounting and reporting, auditing and attestation, business environments and regulation. Candidates for the CPA designation must satisfy extensive educational requirements from an accredited institution and fulfill stringent experience requirements.
"We couldn't be more proud of Ashlie and her accomplishment. We appreciate her dedication and drive, which benefits not only the firm but also our clients," said Jack Whipple, managing partner of BWB.
Ashlie M. Flanigan
Flanigan is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration with a major in accounting.
Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro P.C. is a full-service firm which provides wide-ranging assistance in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services. Its current staff consists of more than 50 professionals and paraprofessionals, including 25 certified public accountants. The firm has offices in Olean, Jamestown and Orchard Park.