Firm Profile

The Firm

Dugan, Scotti & Zoch, P.A. is a New Jersey based certified public accounting firm engaged in the practice of public accounting, tax planning and preparation, estate planning, forensic accounting, business valuations, litigation support, business succession planning, and management consulting services.  The firm is also registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).  Our roots as a firm in New Jersey span over a period of sixty years.  The broad range of services we offer display the diverse talents and skills of the professionals in our firm.

Our Approach to Professional Services

We believe in the value of relationships.  We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients.  We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen.  Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships are indicative of our commitment to excellence.

At Dugan, Scotti & Zoch, P.A., we believe there are several significant factors required in providing professional services that also reflect our firm’s philosophy.  These factors can be summarized as follows:

-          Personal nature of our services

-          Proven capabilities and experience of our staff

-          Quality and approach to our engagements

-          Professional fees commensurate with services provided

These are the factors that we feel distinguish us from the competition.  Apart from our professionalism and experience and more significant than either of these important elements, is our dedication to client service.  This is the first and foremost reason for the firm’s exceptional client loyalty.  Our senior members actively participate in the conduct of our engagements and of client relationships.  They are working members, not merely reviewers of work performed by lower level staff.  This approach enables us to respond to specific client problems and needs.

Scope of Professional Services

In the conduct of an examination of a client’s financial statements, we apply generally accepted auditing standards as promulgated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  In addition to basic audit engagements we also perform review engagements which are less in scope than a full audit, as well as compilation engagements in accordance with pronouncements issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for such services.

Our availability and accessibility to our clients enables us to assist management in meeting their challenging management objectives through utilization of our diversified business experience and expertise when advice and counsel is needed regarding upcoming business decisions or problems.

Dugan, Scotti & Zoch, P.A. also offers a broad scope of tax planning, consulting and preparation services.  We are able to provide individuals, estates, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and corporations with current reliable tax information.  Our planning procedures and familiarity with tax laws, rules and regulations and the sweeping changes in these areas assures that our clients will achieve maximum tax benefits and assistance.  Innovative tax ideas have helped save our clients real tax dollars.  In addition to preparation of tax returns we also guide clients with year-end tax planning, estate planning and representation before Federal and State taxing authorities.

Principals of the Firm

 Craig G. Dugan

-Certified Public Accountant September 1983

-Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

-Member, New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants

-Member, Estate Planning Council of Bergen County

-B.S. Accounting, Fairfield University

 

Peter B. Zoch

-Certified Public Accountant April 1987

-Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

-Member, New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants

-Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

-B.S. Accounting, William Paterson University

 

Frank P. Scotti

-Certified Public Accountant February 1996

-Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

-Member, New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants

-B.S. Accounting, William Paterson University

-Certified Public Accountant February 1996

-Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

-Member, New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants

-B.S. Accounting, William Paterson University

 

Michelle Giangeruso

-Firm Administrator

-Over 20 years of experience in client services, office administration, bookkeeping and accounting services

Certified Public Accountants