6256 Empire Avenue Schenectady, NY 12306
Since 1988, Empire Accounting Solutions has helped fuel the growth of businesses throughout New York’s Capital Region and beyond. We remove the day-to-day burdens of bookkeeping, accounting and financial reporting, and often assume the role of CFO/Controller for our client businesses. We also provide high net worth individuals with cash flow management and on-time bill paying services.
Our founder and president, Diane Muccigrosso, has more than 30 years of accounting and financial management experience. Prior to forming Empire Accounting Solutions, Diane worked in the hospitality industry. Over the years, Diane and her staff have applied their expertise to a variety of organizations with an array of challenges and opportunities. Our team has assisted in the growth of companies in the hospitality industry, law, non profit, manufacturing, and technology industries. For example, in 2001, Empire began working with a local tech start-up that sprung out of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute business incubator. The following year, this semiconductor firm moved its headquarters to South Carolina. Diane and her team have provided outsourced accounting and CFO services to this firm for the past nine years. They have witnessed the growth of this firm from one employee to over 40 employees and what is now a multi-million dollar company.
Today, Empire Accounting Solutions is at the forefront of Next Generation Accounting, which harnesses the power of the Internet to provide clients with a secure, paperless workflow that can be accessed anytime, from anywhere in the world.
Diane is President of Empire Accounting Solutions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and an MBA from the University at Albany. She worked in the hospitality industry in New Jersey, Maryland and Colorado gaining great accounting experience at Marriott, Holiday Inn and Fairmont Hotels.
In 1988, Diane moved back east to begin her consulting firm. Fast forward more than twenty years and many clients later, Diane and her team have worked with a variety of clients in the for profit, non profit and entrepreneurial arenas providing outsourced CFO and bookkeeping services. She has gained broad based experience and an understanding of the demands on all business owners. As such, she and her staff have developed accounting systems, procedures and processes to facilitate profitability and success for each client.
Diane’s two dogs are the office mascots. Bella, a high energy Weimaraner and Oliver, a stocky short-legged Beagle mix and Alabama transplant, keep her very busy and are a source of much entertainment (most of the time).
Bryan is the newest member at Empire Accounting Solutions, beginning in early March 2013 after graduating from University at Albany with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Bryan has started a one year Master’s program at the University at Albany to obtain a Master’s degree in Taxation.
During free time Bryan enjoys watching and playing sports, going to the movies, and playing games. He resides in Cohoes with his cat CC and siberian husky puppy Luna.
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