The firm’s founder has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant for over 40 years. Peter is a graduate of the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. He received his BBA in accounting in 1976 and his MBA in taxation in 1981. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Peter has been affiliated with Avantax since 2001 and currently has Avantax Elite status.
His experience prior to forming his initial firm in 1984 included:
• Staff member of a New York City theatrical accounting firm
• Senior staff member of an international grain merchandiser’s corporate tax division
• Assistant Manager of a major US Bank’s corporate tax department.
Since forming his initial firm in 1984, Peter has focused his career on servicing privately held businesses; individual, corporate and estate taxation and trusteeships.
Throughout his career he has been on the management teams of many Staten Island non-profit groups and has given his time to numerous charitable organizations:
He has served as Treasurer to both the Staten Island Knights of Columbus and the Great Kills Little League;
He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Eger Lutheran Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services and served as chairman for 15 years. As a result of his accounting experience, he has led Eger through difficult financial times without affecting patient care;
He was a board member of Richmond County Country Club, serving on various committees and ultimately serving as President;
He currently is the Parish Trustee of St. Clare’s Church in Staten Island, New York and is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Xavier High School in Manhattan.
In 2018 Maniscalco & Picone was recognized by Lifestyles for the Disabled for being the first employer on Staten Island to hire physically challenged individuals. In addition, both Peter and his wife, Sarah, have been recognized by various organizations for their continued support to the Staten Island Community.
Peter has three children and five grandchildren. He knows firsthand what it takes to meet financial goals. He looks forward to helping you achieve your financial goals.