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While completing my undergraduate degree at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, I never imagined I would someday pursue a career in accounting. I had always been good with math and numbers, but the thought of a career in accounting just seemed boring to me.
During my senior year at St. Peter's, I took a part time job at a small CPA firm helping out during tax season. To my surprise I gained a new appreciation for accounting and my inner nerd was born. Upon graduating, I was offered a full time position as a staff accountant, which I accepted. Shortly after embarking on this career choice, I quickly realized that every person and every business has tax filing obligations, which presents endless opportunities to help people. This has been, and continues to be, the force that drives me everyday. It didn't take me long to commit fully to the profession, and I returned to St. Peter's during evenings to complete my Masters in Accountancy. A few years later, I got licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey.
After about a decade of progressing through the ranks within small, medium and large accounting firms, I recognized an opportunity in an aged profession to provide a quality service to individuals and businesses for generations to come. Thus, I founded Michael Lamela CPA, LLC, specializing in the areas of accounting, tax and business consulting. I am a firm believer in educating my clients in order to keep them aware of the implications of their financial decision-making and helping them to understand any new tax laws which may affect their financial situations. I am also proficient with the latest accounting technology, giving me the ability to efficiently streamline the accounting systems of many business clients and saving them time and money.
If you would like to join my growing number of clients in effectively keeping more of your hard-earned dollars, please contact me today. Your success is my business!