Thomas C. DeBenedictus, CPA


Thomas C. DeBenedictus, CPA

845.567.9000 Ext. 232

In 1979, Tom teamed up with Joseph Vanacore and established what would become the Firm of Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP, CPAs. Tom’s role at that time was Partner-in-Charge of auditing engagements. He went on to become managing partner for 7 years. He opened our 2nd office located in Dutchess County in 2000 with a grand opening taking place after the purchase of our own building in 2008. Presently, Tom is working with the Audit Department

Professional/Industry/Community Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCA) – Member
  • Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) – Past President
  • Riverside Bank – Board of Directors – Audit committee, Asset/Liability Committee and Loan Committee
  • Orange County Water Authority – Reappointed to an additional 2 year term
  • Chamber of Commerce of Orange County – Director Emeritus
  • Leadership Orange – Past Chairman of the Board
  • Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce – Member of the Golf Committee


  • Adelphi University – Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Orange County Community College – AAS – Associate of Applied Science

Practice Emphasis:

  • Auditing
  • Tax services
  • Preparation of financial statement audits
  • Completed, led and managed numerous financial statement audits, reviews, compilations and tax engagements
  • Public school district expertise in internal auditing to prepare them for State audits
  • Reviews all financial statement audit work papers

Proven Results:

Tom has been instrumental in our growth as a firm by opening up our 2nd office. The Firm realized that the opportunities for business development in Dutchess County were a no brainer. Tom stepped to the plate and agreed to be the Partner who ran our Poughkeepsie office from 2000 – 2008. After networking, marketing, and community involvement we grew out of our space and in 2007 purchased our own building in Wappingers Falls, New York, where we had our official grand opening in January 2008.