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Caiafa & Company, LLC is a certified public accounting firm in Hamden and is led by Paul A. Caiafa, as Managing Member. Our professional and administrative staff provides a broad range of tax and accounting services including tax preparation, business tax planning, business accounting, tax resolution matters and more. Paul launched Caiafa & Company, LLC in June 2017 after having served as Managing Member of CPA Tax Solutions, LLC since 2012, and previously with Solakian, Caiafa & Company, LLC and KPMG. The Firm has extensive tax and business experience serving clients in such industries as distribution, manufacturing, construction and service professionals. We take pride in serving our clients in a professional and friendly manner.

Paul A. Caiafa | CPA, MST, Managing Member

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Paul Caiafa is founder and Managing Member of Caiafa & Company, LLC and has over 40 years of general public accounting experience, which includes Managing Member of CPA Tax Solutions, LLC, 20 years as co-founder of Solakian, Caiafa & Company, CPAs, LLC, and 10 years with the international accounting firm of KPMG.

Paul has extensive experience serving closely-held, owner-managed companies in such industries as manufacturing, distribution, real estate and personal service businesses.

Paul has considerable experience handling the financial, income, elder care and estate tax planning demands of high-wealth individuals.

Education

  • Graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Quinnipiac University
  • Graduated with a Master of Science in Taxation degree from University of New Haven

Professional Qualifications And Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
  • Member of the AICPA’s Tax section
  • Past Treasurer and Board Member of the New Haven Manufacturers Association, Inc.
  • Past President of The Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council, Inc.

Community/Civic Activities

  • 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus and Past Grand Knight and Trustee of the Father James F. Donaher Council #3733 in North Haven, CT
  • Trustee of Sacred Heart of Jesus Daycare-Preschool-Kindergarten in North Haven
  • Past Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 810 in North Haven
  • Frequent speaker to professional and civic organizations; author of numerous tax and business articles

Laura K. Caiafa | EA | MBA | CAPM

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Laura is an Enrolled Agent with 16 years of tax preparation experience and taxpayer representation before the IRS. She regularly services clients with tax planning issues and works with small business clients to assist with their accounting and tax needs. She has 8+ years' experience in Digital Marketing and Project Management and is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). Laura has a Bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University and Masters of Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the CT Society of Enrolled Agents, the CT Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Project Management Institute. She serves as a board member of the Connecticut Society of Enrolled Agents and is the acting Treasurer of a local networking group, Business Builders. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her wife, Marissa, their son, Vincent Ryan, and their 2 dogs, Leo and Nash.

Elizabeth Dwyer | CPA

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Elizabeth is a CPA with 30+ years of accounting experience in business, primarily in the manufacturing and service industries. She is a member of CTCPA and AICPA. Elizabeth resides in Hamden, Connecticut and received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Quinnipiac University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received her Master’s degree in Finance from the University of New Haven, and a BA in English from Trinity College in Burlington, VT.

Kelly Gillotti

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Kelly is an Administrative Assistant at Caiafa & Company, LLC. She has 2+ years in the accounting world. Kelly studied music at Southern Connecticut State University and enjoys spending her free time with her 2 daughters!

Domenic Izzo

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Domenic is a staff accountant at Caiafa & Company, LLC serving our business and individual clients with their tax and accounting needs.

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