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Steven E. Howell, CPA, DABFA

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Steven E. Howell, CPA, DABFA

Steve became a Partner in 1987 and currently serves as partner in the Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail, and Distribution Industry Practice of the Firm where he is a specialist in corporate accounting, corporate tax planning, projection and budget implementation, succession planning and banking and investment relationship building. Additionally, Steve is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting and has litigation support experience, having testified on behalf of clients and attorneys.

Professional/Industry/Community Affiliations:

  • New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)—Chapter Representative
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)—Member
  • American Board of Forensic Accounting Diplomate—Member
  • NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts)—Member
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Hometown Bank of the Hudson Valley—Past Board of Directors, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Orange County United Way—Past Board of Directors, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants—Past President
  • Council of Industry— Board Member
  • Newburgh Rotary Club – Past Chairman of the Board
  • Abilities First – Board Member, Treasurer
  • Rhinebeck Bank – Board Member 


  • Pace University—Bachelor of Business Administration with Magna Cum Laude honors
  • DABFA—Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accountants

Practice Emphasis:

  • Corporate accounting
  • Corporate tax planning, projection, and budget implementation
  • Succession planning
  • Banking investment relationship building
  • Financial statements and tax returns
  • Business valuation

Proven Results:

  • Eagle Scout Award—1978
  • George Chosis Scholar Athlete—1980
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference Athletic Scholar—1982
  • Orange County United Way Volunteer Award—Marion S. Murphy Neighbors Helping Neighbors—2004 Honoree
  • Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Inductee—2011
  • Leadership Orange Hall of Fame Inductee—2017
  • Distinguished Leadership Award United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region—2017
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