Gaffney brings more than 20 years of professional public accounting experience to his new position, including an extensive background working with public and privately held C-Corporation entities. In his new role, Gaffney will provide tax consulting, transactional tax planning and structuring, and tax compliance services to small- to medium-sized businesses. Prior to joining SaxBST, he was a tax director in the middle-market tax practice of a "Big Four" accounting firm.
"Christopher's experience and deep expertise in the industries we serve, along with his demonstrated leadership abilities, makes him a welcome addition to our team," said Robert Paz, co-managing partner of SaxBST. "Taxation of closely held C-Corporations and their shareholders is a very complex area of tax law. Christopher's depth of expertise in this area will add value to the services we offer our clients."
Gaffney's industry experience includes structuring taxable and tax-free transactions for large and mid-size companies, analyzing the tax costs and benefits of stock versus asset transactions, researching and consulting on tax issues, reviewing tax provisions and uncertain tax position assessments, and providing tax planning and compliance for multi-state and consolidated corporations and multi-state partnerships. He has advised clients in a variety of industries including, manufacturing and distribution, business-to-
"Joining SaxBST represents an incredible opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking and technically proficient accounting firm with an impressive depth of resources," said Gaffney. "I look forward to contributing to the organization's continued success while providing superior quality service to current and future clients."
Gaffney earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
SaxBST is a multi-disciplinary accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of closely held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit and governmental entities and high-net-worth individuals throughout the New York tri-state area. In addition to the Clifton office, the firm has offices in Albany, Mineola and New York City, N.Y. and is the outgrowth of a merger between two of the area's most prominent accounting firms, Sax Macy Fromm & Co., PC (SMF) and Bollam, Sheedy, Torani & Co. LLP (BST). SaxBST's expertise covers a range of industry areas and niches including real estate, construction, manufacturing and distribution, employee benefits, retail, financial services, healthcare, professional services, not-for-profit, governmental entities and labor unions.