Criste’ L. Staples CPA

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

Technical Expertise

  • Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Professional affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Prior Experience

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.

Community Service

  • Past Treasurer, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Buffalo & Erie County Chapter (2019-2020)

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