Located in Western New York, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., (BWB) provides CPA and consulting services to companies and organizations throughout the U.S. We generally work with our clients on a long-term basis, helping them to succeed in all aspects of their business. Schedule a meeting with us today if you are looking for a team of CPAs and business consultants who understand your passion to succeed. If you live outside of the greater Western New York area, we are just a flight or road trip away! Contact us now.

From Our Clients

"By working with BWB, we benefit enormously from their school district accounting knowledge. Very few state-funded entities operate under the public microscope in quite the same way as a school district. Prudent financial management is absolutely essential and managing resources appropriately means eliminating wasteful spending while balancing a large number of equally important competing priorities. Add mandated services and retirement and health care to the mix and the pressure school districts face is immense. By working with BWB, we can safeguard our most important assets and serve our students and families with confidence. BWB has always been there to provide in-depth expertise in accounting, auditing and accurate financial analysis. The firm's staff is organized, extremely pleasant and very prompt. They truly are leaders in their field and second to none."

Kathy Kelly Boyd
Bradford Area School District
Bradford, Pennsylvania

"The staff members at BWB have been our accountants and tax advisors since the company went private in 1982. Since then, they've done an excellent job representing us in various tax matters, both federal and state. As business advisors, they've been great at helping us to seek new business opportunities and making sure our accounting departments perform in a professional manner."

Becky Greene
Cutco / Vector Marketing Corp.
Olean, New York
"By contracting the services of BWB, Central Electric benefits from Dave DiTanna's and his staff's professionalism and knowledge, particularly with recommendations about accounting issues and accounting changes. We have a high level of confidence in BWB's opinion on matters of internal controls as well as best practices in the rural electric industry. BWB presents audit reports in a professional manner and provides "notes" to the financial statements that are valuable and easy to understand. Central Electric is very pleased with the audit and accounting services provided by BWB. We really enjoy talking with Dave and James on financial/accounting matters since they are straight forward with facts and accounting standards. We also enjoy joking with them now and then on sports, kids, fishing, and current events. The team at BWB are professional, focused, results-oriented and fun to work with!"

Dennis W. Beggs
Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Parker, Pennsylvania

"BWB offers the 'entire package' and has been instrumental in our growth. In addition to our normal accounting, taxes, etc., they have helped us in all phases of our acquisitions including planning, valuation, and advisement. They also process our payroll. We have used all of the large payroll companies and our experience was nightmarish. This group is more than capable of doing anything related to finance and doing it very well. BWB is the best! I truly enjoy doing business with this wonderful group of people. They are very down to earth individuals that work hard to take care of their clients. They all have proven themselves time and time again to be more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure things are done accurately and on time. In my extensive business dealing in Western New York, I have talked to many professionals about BWB, bankers, attorneys, and other BWB clients. Every single one of these people has voiced tremendous respect for these individuals and their firm."

Louis Horschel
Horschel Companies
Springville, New York

"BWB works with us to review for compliance with Chase Bank's lending requirements and is an excellent source for discussing and researching solutions to complicated accounting transactions and GAAP requirements. We appreciate the reasonable fee structure for our "post-buy season' timeframe for conducting the review. The firm also handles our retirement plan reporting. BWB and the previous firm with which it merged, Lloyd & Company, has been our independent CPA firm since 2004, when we first entered the market and the radio cluster. Our shareholders, management and staff are very satisfied with BWB and extremely pleased with the staff's professionalism. It is a pleasure working with BWB as their partners and staff are knowledgeable and competent."

James T. Embrescia
Media One Group / One Chagrin Highlands
Beachwood, Ohio

"BWB’s associates understand the small mutual company and strive to remain current on developments that effect those companies. Our company benefits from BWB's expertise. The firm has made a strategic decision to work in the small mutual segment where they can add real value to the client. The comparison analysis BWB prepares and shares with our board of directors is extremely valuable, offering sensory analysis as our directors evaluate the directions, trends and outcomes of the company. Mennonite Mutual previously worked with one of the large accounting firms. While their staff offered excellent knowledge and resources, BWB helped us to address the challenge of a large national firm to relate to a small one state company and the costs associated with engaging a large national firm. We are also strategic to them as a client—they know us well enough to identify issues or choices that will impact us and, as a result, offer ideas and options in a timely manner."

David Lehman
Mennonite Mutual
Orrville, Ohio
"The services offered by BWB are not only cost-effective but the staff is prompt and there is definitely more of a personal touch. When working with other firms in the past, the process was long and tedious. It seemed like we were training a new junior person from a national firm every year. BWB helps us to stay abreast of what is going on with other companies our size and, to that end, this is very helpful. The peer analysis is terrific and very useful to our board of directors. They also seem to be at the forefront of any insurance accounting changes, in particular, the cyber security piece, which is evolving. I also like the fact that the key people in the firm take the time to support groups like the New York Insurance Association. I am a believer. We used a large national firm for years and were reluctant to move. BWB gets it. They know the business. I recommend them to any peer company." 

Richard J. Zick
Utica First
Utica, New York