Associates in Accounting, PLC is a local CPA firm serving the tax, accounting and consulting needs of individuals and small businesses in the Burlington, Vermont area. We strive to strike the perfect balance between small, local, attentive service and professional experience and expertise.
We believe that listening is the foundation of a lasting client relationship built on trust and respect. Our goal is to provide financial leadership, guidance and advice that you can really use to help you grow your business and become more successful.
Our staff here are top notch with years of experience in the field and give much to the talent of our firm. It is hard to find an office with such a low turnover and have such talented people. Every one of my employees is of the utmost quality and will help our clients with their experience and talents.
Craig E. Isvak, CPA, CVA is the sole business owner of Associates in Accounting, PLC. Craig was raised in Westboro, Massachusetts and graduated from Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA in 1985. From there, he went on to Northeastern University, in Boston, to gain experience in their co-operative work program and then transferred to UVM. Craig graduated in 1992 with a BSBA degree and a major in the rigorous and demanding professional accounting curriculum.
Craig came up to visit Vermont in 1987 when his mother, Lynne, moved to Waterbury to help her spouse run what is now the Best Western Inn on Blush Hill. He met his wife, Corinne, and married in 1993 and they have two children, Renate and Ethan. They live in South Duxbury, VT. Corinne works part-time as a dental hygienist at Stowe Family Dentistry. Renate graduated from Bryant University in 2017 and Ethan is a sophomore at Castleton University.
Craig's professional background is detailed - starting with local public accounting firms right after graduating UVM, and then joining American Financial Resources as a Vice president and CPA manager at WRJ in Saint Albans, Vermont from 1996 until 2000. At that point, Craig was commuting all over the state. He decided to settle into the local area with some private accounting work and make family life a priority. He later served as Controller for the famous Harrington's of Vermont based in Richmond until 2003. Craig also served a short term as CEO and Controller for ABX Title, PLC in Essex, Vermont until 2004, when he decided to open his own practice.
Craig has prepared thousands of individual and business tax returns and helped grow many businesses in the process. His client base in St Albans was, over 1,300 people and businesses - (that left little time for much else in life prompting him to accept the position at Harrington's as a respite and to revisit his career strategy). Craig has now found the work-life balance he desires and will continue to help people make solid long term financial decisions. Craig works both in the South Burlington and Waitsfield office, and is passionate about helping people make their businesses more profitable and improve individual financial situations through communication and quality services. Craig’s motto is, "I treat every client like they're my only client". Craig knows when you want to reach the next level; you need to bring in a player with a business acumen and knowledge that is relevant. Craig himself, along with the staff, will visit clients frequently to check in on their situations and take initiative if they see anything that needs addressing. Craig has been involved with businesses from solo firms to multi-million dollar companies. Small business is Craig’s specialty; "It's full of forked roads and can be confusing. I let people know what lies down each road, and let them make the choice that's best for them. And that's not just for business owners; we can help individuals make the same choices." Craig is up for any challenge that is presented to him, no matter how complex or simple your accounting needs may be