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

Quality Control

Adjusting Our Sails for Your Success

At Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. (BWB), each day we are faced with challenges. Thankfully, our history is rooted in doing business the right away. It was founded on integrity. More than 40 years later, we continue to hire and retain a team of CPAs, staff and business consultants who always, without question, ascribe to the highest professional standards. The public's trust and that of you, our client, is our No. 1 priority.

As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), we participate in a quality assurance program known as "peer review." We started our membership in 1986, when this program was voluntary. Today, peer review is mandatory for all CPA firms in public practice. Registered in multiple states including New York and Pennsylvania, BWB continuously seeks ways to improve the quality of our services through these tri-annual reviews. We are very proud of our most recent report, dated Dec. 1, 2014 and performed by Carlson Highland & Co., LLP, which is a "Pass" report with no findings in any of our peer reviews.


  • We adhere to the highest professional standards. Professional standards issued by accounting and auditing standard setters are constantly changing and growing. At BWB, we seek to embrace these changes by understanding new developments and helping our clients implement standards when applicable. Our firm has many technical resources that we use every day to ensure our financial statement services are in accordance with the most current professional standards. 
  • Our product is reliable and useful. Our goal is to provide our clients with deliverables that are more than just compliance exercises. We strive to add value in all our financial statement services to help you recognize not only where your organization has been, but where it is going.
  • Our quality control system. Our firm has embraced a quality control system that governs our audit and accounting practice. Our system includes policies and procedures over critical functional areas, including firm leadership, ethical obligations, human resources, engagement performance and quality control system monitoring.
  • Continuous education for our employees is a key factor. Our memberships in the AICPA and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants require an average of 40 hours per year of continuing professional education for all professionals, a standard we consistently meet or exceed.  Our continuing education courses are in technical areas as well as ethics and soft skills.
  • Involvement from the top. As a testament to our firm's knowledge and experience, two of our directors perform peer reviews of other unrelated CPA firms throughout the Northeast region of the U.S. In addition, one of our directors is a member of the New York State Society of CPA's Peer Review committee, which monitors and administers peer reviews throughout New York state.

Schedule a meeting with us today to find out how we can help you to navigate the financial success of your business.

Community Involvement

Together We Can… Together We Are.
When the clock struck midnight on October 30th, a Friday,
Our Load the Lobby Challenge was officially underway.
The bags poured in at an overwhelming pace,
Surely to put a smile on everyone’s face.

With your help, so many received Thanksgiving dinners,
Proving once again our clients and friends are all winners!
Your generous donations, exceeded our expectation,
And there we stood in complete admiration.

We’d like to thank you for all of your support,
We are excited to say we have the final report!
With your help we donated 57,283 pounds,
That has been distributed throughout our towns.

The food pantries really appreciated it all,
We did too and decided to do it again in the fall.
We can’t thank you enough for supporting the community,
Together We Did...Now That’s Unity!

Through the Years

Since 1971, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., has enjoyed a rich history of consistent growth while providing optimal results to our clients. Thanks to our exciting 45-year journey, we’ve been able to provide premium accounting and business services to help our clients enjoy incomparable success. Today, we’re proud to say we’ve helped businesses around the U.S. thrive in the darkest economic times.

Our timeline charts our evolution: