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Mark Ratafia founded Beacon CPA in 2003 after spending over a decade working for some of the top New York accounting firms including KPMG Peat Marwick and American Express' Tax and Business Services. Mark has worked with clients ranging from small domestic corporations to international giants as well as all forms of corporations, trusts, individuals and estates.

The team at Beacon CPA that works under Mark's leadership includes a diverse and talented mix of players from the "Big Four Accounting Firms," experts who will work with you to ensure that you pay the absolute minimum tax necessary while keeping 100% compliant with timely tax filings. From helping you choose the best business entity and setting up intelligent accounting systems to consulting with you about how to minimize your taxes, they have years of experience dealing with every issue you may encounter.


There are many accounting firms in the New York area with experienced accountants. However, general experience isn't enough. You need someone who has experience relevant to your kind of business. That's why Beacon CPA, has narrowed its focus specifically to the tax and accounting needs of small to medium sized domestic and international businesses and individual tax clients.

Our business clients are typically privately-held small to midsize firms or established foreign companies with a U.S. physical presence. We service a variety of industries, spanning professionals, service, retail/wholesale, real estate, technology and more. Our clients range from start-up companies to established market leaders. Our individual clients are typically corporate executives, business owners, financial services professionals, and foreigners that are either in U.S. for some time or have business interests here. They are characteristically high earners that can benefit from our experience with complex tax issues, taxation of investments, financial planning and the like.

Since our clients tend to have similar needs and problems, this means that we don't need to recreate the wheel. Of course every situation has its nuance, but we know what works and what doesn't and we can deliver the best possible solutions to a variety of issues, making sure again that you can maintain a healthy bottom line.


In a world dominated by voice-mail and impersonal computer systems, Beacon CPA offers a refreshing change of pace – real people who will listen to you, help you understand the various issues surrounding your business accounting needs and who will tailor a plan specifically for your needs. It's this personal approach which has allowed our firm to grow into a trusted brand name in the middle market business world both here and abroad.

Mark Ratafia

"Mark is a reliable, honest professional with a broad and deep knowledge of taxation that he brings to bear on our accounts."

Michael Matlin
Concord Management New York

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