Maria is a partner and one of the founding members of Gildea & Ivanis LLP. She has over twenty five years of public accounting experience and spent many years with large regional accounting firms in New York and California prior to forming Gildea & Ivanis LLP. She counsels privately held business owners and individuals in all aspects of business and personal financial planning, including financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, projections, and employee benefit plans, to name a few. Maria recieved a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Adelphi University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.