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NCCPAP Names New Officers and Directors for 2012 – 2013

“We are grateful for the efforts of the outgoing executive team which provided a strong foundation for the incoming Officers and Directors to build on"

Dec. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- MINEOLA, NEW YORK – The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) has announced newly elected Officers and Directors for the year 2012-2013.

“Each year, NCCPAP changes its executive team. This enables us to continually gain fresh ideas, new direction and work efficiently and effectively to grow the organization,” said NCCPAP’s newly elected President, Edward P. Caine.

“We are grateful for the efforts of the outgoing executive team which provided a strong foundation for the incoming Officers and Directors to build on,” Caine added.



Edward P. Caine is a graduate of both Lehigh University and Temple University with over 39 years of experience in accounting and management. His CPA practice, a member firm of the PCPS section of the AICPA, is headquartered in Pennsylvania (three offices), with another office in Northern New Jersey. The firm specializes in individual and corporate clients, general business consulting, and litigation support. He is regularly invited to lecture on accounting and audit issues pertaining to small businesses and how to market and grow a CPA practice. His background includes both public and private work.  Edward began his public accounting career in the small business group at Arthur Andersen and later worked at Deloitte & Touche.  Since then he has served as the CFO, Director of HR and Director of IT of the JCC MetroWest, West Orange, New Jersey (the largest JCC in New Jersey and fourth largest in the U.S.), and as Chief Administrative Officer of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), with direct responsibility for the administrative day-to-day operations, including 14 offices and 13 other sites in North America. Edward was CFO of both a large accounts receivable management services corporation and a manufacturing firm. In addition, he has eight years of experience in commercial banking in credit, finance and accounting.  Edward is a member of Beta Alpha Psi (the national Honorary Accounting Fraternity) and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America. He serves on numerous boards including Golden Slipper Club and Charities (one of the largest non-profits in the Greater Philadelphia area), where he is national treasurer, and is vice chair of Citizens Audit Review and Financial Advisory Committee (CARFAC) of Radnor Township and chair of the audit committee. Edward is a member of the IRS NPL committee and serves on the IRS Eastern Pennsylvania Working Together Steering Committee. He is the vice president of the largest BNI chapter in the Delaware Valley region and created the Delaware Valley chapter of NCCPAP. A member of both the American Institute and Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (AICPA and PICPA), Edward was a past statewide chair of the PICPA Business, Government and Education committee (BGE). He is a past president of the Temple University School of Business and Management Alumni Association and the Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. In 1997–98 Edward was appointed to serve on President Clinton’s Roundtable on Race Relations. He resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with his wife of 34 years, Jill.

Executive Vice President:


Sanford Zinman is president of Sanford E. Zinman, CPA PC in White Plains, New York. He graduated from Iona College with a Master of Business Administration in Public Accounting and started his own practice in 1983. He has been in public accounting for more than thirty years, with expertise in compilations and tax. He is licensed in New York and Connecticut and has a diversified clientele including architectural firms, attorneys, authors, childcare providers, interior designers, construction and real estate developers, insurance professionals, medical/dental professionals, restaurants, and retail operations. He provides business and individual tax services and compilation services as well as individual and corporate tax planning and payroll, and payroll tax services. Sanford is a member of NCCPAP, AICPA and the National Society of Accountants. He serves as the chair of NCCPAP’s Tax Policy Committee and is the president of the Westchester/ Rockland Chapter. He has testified before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Committee on the Judiciary on various tax and identity theft issues.

Vice Presidents include:


Ken Hauptman obtained a BS in Economics with a specialization in Accounting from Brooklyn College, and a Master of Science in Taxation from C.W. Post–Long Island University. Ken has been practicing public accounting for over 40 years, initially with Lutz and Carr, CPAs, and later as a partner with the firms of Weinick, Sanders & Co., CPAs, and Hauptman, Elsner & Co., CPAs, prior to establishing his own CPA practice. Ken is a member in good standing of AICPA, the New York State Society of CPAs and NCCPAP, where he has served as secretary of the Nassau/Suffolk chapter, a member of the Board of Directors, co-chairperson of the Nassau/Suffolk chapter MAP committee, a member of the Board of Directors, and as chairperson of the national MAP committee and treasurer. Ken currently serves as vice president of NCCPAP as well as the co-chairperson of the NYS Society of CPA’s Nassau Chapter Small Firm MAP committee. Ken resides in Old Bethpage, NY with his wife Robyn.


Vito M. Mastro received his MBA in Accounting from St. John’s University. He has his own CPA practice, with an office in NY City and another in South Brunswick, New Jersey. Vito is active in his hometown of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, especially in the parish of Saint David the King where he is one of the original founders and the first trustee appointed by the Bishop of Trenton. He was also founder of the Knights of Columbus chapter 14716 and served as Grand Knight for two-and-a-half years. Vito serves as Treasurer of the United Way of Greater Mercer and Princeton counties, and is on the Board of Directors and RIC committee (fund allocations) and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the NYS CPA Society and the NJ Society of CPAs–Mercer Chapter. He has served as New Jersey NCCPAP chapter President and is currently serving as Treasurer in the New York City and New Jersey Chapters.  He is also a prior member of the Board of Directors of NCCPAP. Vito lives with his wife Elaine.


David Rothfeld is a graduate of Adelphi University, with both a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Accounting. His accounting practice located in Hicksville, NY focuses on business and individual accounting, taxation and financial planning services. David is treasurer of the Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk chapter of NCCPAP, Office Operations chairperson of the chapter as well a member of the Education, Insurance, and Budget committees of the chapter. He currently serves as a vice president of national, is chairman of the national Public Relations committee, and is a member of the Membership and Education committees. In addition, David is a member of NYSSCPA and Financial Planning Association. He resides in Massapequa, New York, with his wife Ellen. They have two grown children and one grandson.

For the entire list of newly elected Officers and Directors, visit


NCCPAP is a professional organization of CPAs that both advocates on issues that are of importance to its members in Public Practice throughout the United States and provides members a forum to exchange ideas and information on managing and running a successful CPA practice.  NCCPAP members represent over one million businesses and individual clients.  NCCPAP monitors and influences tax administration, tax policy and accounting standards by meeting with Internal Revenue Service representatives, state taxing authorities, elected officials and other accounting professionals.  

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