MEMBER OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER 2018
Tom Bellante, CPA with Surety Accounting Services, LLC
Thomas J. Bellante has been practicing in public accounting since 1969. Since 2012, he has been the Chief Financial Officer of Garyn Angel Enterprises, Inc., a company that designs, develops, markets and distributes products that provide consumers the ability to refine herbs into topical preparations and ingredients for edibles. He also has been with Surety Accounting Services since their inception in June of 2018. He currently is a Shareholder with that Firm handling tax planning, tax return preparation, financial consulting and bookkeeping for its clients. Prior to that, He has been with Green & Company, CPA’s since their inception in January 2015, He currently is that Firm’s Audit Quality Control Director. Prior to that he was a member of Warren Averett, LLC, He joined the legacy firm of Pender McNulty & Newkirk in April of 1976. In 1981, he became a partner of that firm. Bellante led that Firm’s Audit Department and established the SEC Practice Division. Under his leadership, that firm’s SEC Practice Division was ranked 48th in Bowman First Alert’s 2006 list of the Top 100 Public Company Accounting Firms in the U.S.
He served as that Firm’s Managing Partner from 1989 to 2005, growing the company to a 52-person CPA firm. Pender Newkirk & Company joined forces with Warren Averett, LLC in January 2013. Warren Averett, with more than 800 employees, is presently ranked among the nation’s Top 30 accounting firms. Bellante served as a leader of that Firm’s SEC Practice Group.
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