Vanessa Punzo, CPA Manager

Vanessa Punzo is an Audit Manager at Grassi and works with clients solely in the Nonprofit industry. She has experience auditing a variety of industries including health care and human services organizations, institutions of higher education, local and governmental units, and religious organizations.

Vanessa demonstrates her expertise in the auditing practice area, which encompasses financial reporting, preparation of financial statements and tax preparations. She has extensive experience in OMB Single Audits, as well as compliance with NYS CFR reporting requirements. Vanessa has worked very closely with our special needs clients and has developed strong technical knowledge of the CFR. In her role, Vanessa works closely with staff and clients to better their businesses and provide insight on the tools they need to move forward.

Vanessa remains actively engaged in the nonprofit industry through participation in association conferences, meetings and networking events. She has shared her experience and knowledge most recently as a speaker for the New York State Society of CPAs.

Within Grassi, Vanessa serves on the Grassi Women’s Council and presents many in-house CPE based training sessions. She is also very involved with other staff in the firm, where she is a frequent mentor.

She earned her degree from Stony Brook University and is a licensed CPA in New York State. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).