Press Room January 1, 2018


Newburgh, NY—RBT CPAs, LLP, takes great pleasure in announcing that William Cochran, CPA, of Newburgh, New York, has been admitted to the partnership.

William officially became a partner on January 1, 2018. William was with the Firm of Sedore and Company, Inc. for four years before merging with Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP and Rouis & Company in July 2016. He is currently working in the Newburgh office in the Audit Department. He is an active member of his community, most recently, as the Secretary for Rebuilding Together Dutchess. He is also a member of the Plattekill Fire Department and a 9-year veteran of the US Navy. William resides in Newburgh with his wife and four children. Managing Partner, Tom Weddell adds, “We are so very pleased and honored to welcome William to our Partner group. He is a crucial part of our Audit Department and has proven to be a key player in our continued growth. We are all proud of you! Congratulations and many years of continued success!”

RBT CPAs, LLP have offices located at 11 Racquet Road, Newburgh, NY; 2678 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY; and 51 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, NY. We provide accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services to clients in the greater Hudson Valley, as well as in other areas of New York State, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Press Room January 1, 2018


2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For

RBT CPAs, LLP, was recently named as one of the 2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For! Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. RBT CPAS, LLP, is ranked number 43 out of the top 100 companies to work for in the U.S.

“I am so proud of our firm to have received such an achievement again this year. As Managing Partner, I have learned that the success of a company depends not just on the vision or product, but the people who carry out the vision and build the product. I am beyond elated and honored to be part of such an amazing team of people. Without a doubt, our employees are the reason for our firm’s success. I cannot say enough for the work they do and the dedication they show to the mission and vision of our firm. On behalf of myself and our Partner group, I would like to thank my team for propelling us to this level of recognition once again.”—Tom Weddell, CPA, Managing Partner”

This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.

January, 2011

Congratulations to Rebecca Hasbrouck, CPA, on being recognized as a young mover and shaker of the local business community – 40 Under 40

VDDW-726-EditNewburgh, NY- Rebecca J. Hasbrouck, CPA, of Newburgh, NY, is one of the winning recipients of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40 award! Rebecca has been with the firm of Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP for 8 years. She received her Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting in 2000 and her MBA in 2004, both from The State University at SUNY New Paltz. Rebecca works in the Client Service department as a Supervisor. Rebecca is an active member of her community both in Dutchess and Orange County and is an adjunct accounting professor at SUNY New Paltz. Managing Partner, Tom Weddell adds “We are extremely proud of Rebecca for winning this award and for being a mover and shaker in the community. She truly demonstrates what it takes to be a professional.”

June, 2010

Welcome to our Team!

VDDW-901Newburgh, NY – Magda Reyes, of Middletown, New York has joined the firm as of June, 2010. Magda will be working as a junior accountant in the Newburgh office. She is a recent graduate of Mount St. Mary College with a MBA in accounting. Prior to graduate school, she graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in International Business. Magda interned with a CPA firm in Mongaup Valley, New York as a Junior Accountant. Managing Partner, Tom Weddell adds “We are pleased to welcome Magda to our firm. She comes to us with great potential and willingness to learn. Magda will
prove to be a great asset to our firm.”

March, 2010

Congratulations to Aleta Symon, CPA, on being recognized as a young mover and shaker of the local business community – 40 Under 40

VDDW-648-EditAleta has accepted positions of increasing responsibility to reach her current position as Senior Accountant and CPA – but the road has not always been easy. With tenacity and great spirit, she worked her way through Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz, seeing an accounting career as her desired path. With opportunities to move elsewhere, Aleta decided to remain in the Hudson Valley and build her career here, seeing it as the place where she wanted to raise her young son. With a recommendation of her college professor, she landed at Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell in 2004 where she quickly assumed leadership roles and just as quickly, passed her CPA exam and became a licensed certified public accountant. She is a strong believer in the importance of education and as such, she speaks several times each year to freshmen accounting students at DCC and participates each year at the Career/Networking Symposium for School of Business students at SUNY New Paltz. Active with the HUB (Young Professionals of the Hudson Valley), Aleta is a enthusiastic young women who has succeeded despite challenges to become a wonderful parent, a successful professional and involved member of the community.