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Cool under pressure, Willauer is a 'tax-code encyclopedia'

Wendy Pierman Mitzel Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

There's a simple explanation for why Lisa (LaSaracina) Willauer decided to join the accounting industry after just one college class.

Meet HBJ's 2019 Women in Business

Think Greater Hartford is short on strong women business leaders? Think again.

Opponents take aim at Lamont's sales tax expansion plan

Joe Cooper |

Add the legal industry to the list of professional-service providers opposed to Gov. Ned Lamont's pitch to dramatically broaden the state's sales tax.

Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP

CT headquarters: Norwalk

Nicola | Yester perks add up for employees at Glastonbury accounting firm

John Stearns |

Fridays off in July and August, tax-season fuel that includes free lunches every Friday and free dinners twice weekly, a kitchen stocked with healthy snacks, Fitbits at Christmas, flex time and...

With infrastructure needs aplenty, Lamont eyes public-private partnerships for new development

Matt Pilon |

Gov. Ned Lamont wants to use public-private partnerships to help finance Connecticut's vast infrastructure needs, including new train stations.

A 'Big Four' for a small company

Matt Pilon |

Everyone knows the “Big Four” accounting firms — Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst & Young and KPMG — dominate when it comes to auditing the books of publicly...

Industry pans Lamont's bid to tax professional services

Joe Cooper |

The accounting industry was one of the first industry groups on Wednesday to slam Gov. Ned Lamont's budget proposal that dramatically broadens Connecticut's sales tax on professional services.

Wealth management firms seek next-generation workforce

Joe Cooper |

With the advisor population rapidly aging, about a third of the nation's wealth management workforce is expected to retire over the next decade, according to global accounting firm Deloitte.

Quietly, CT makes derided 'death' tax friendlier to state's wealthiest residents

Joe Cooper |

Major changes are impacting the state's controversial "death tax." Find out how new estate and gift tax exemption levels will save the state's wealthiest residents big money.

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