Criste’ L. Staples
Tax Advisory Group
As a member of Dopkins Tax Advisory Group, Criste’ provides accounting and tax services to both individuals and businesses. She joined Dopkins in 2017.
- M.B.A. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Business Management, SUNY Empire State College
- Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women & Corporate Leadership, SUNY Empire State College
- B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo
- A.A.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, Niagara County Community College
- Certified Public Accountant
- Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
- Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Member, NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
Criste’ has significant experience in both private and public accounting environments. Included among her service is a ten-year career at a locally based accounting firm, where she performed both tax and assurance needs on behalf of a diverse mix of clients.
She also gained significant experience in the not-for-profit industry through her service as an accounting specialist at one of Western New York’s largest health and human service employers.
- Past Treasurer, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Buffalo & Erie County Chapter (2019-2020)
- The Employee Retention Credit Provides Additional Help to Employers During the COVID-19 Crisis
- The CARES Act & Temporary Waivers of RMD Rules
- The CARES Act & Special Rules for Use of Retirement Funds
- Tax Effects of the New Revenue Recognition Standard
- Inheriting an IRA? The SECURE Act Could Impact Retirement Savings