Partners & Key Personnel

Meet the team thats got you covered.
John F. Heveron, Jr., CPA
John is a principal of Heveron & Company CPAs. He has been serving not-for-profit organizations
since 1969.

Specific services include:

  • Audit planning and financial statement review.
  • Review of exempt organization annual filings.
  • Consulting regarding the tax aspects and accounting requirements for related organizations.
  • Consulting regarding planned giving, and regarding requirements for contributions and other
    revenue.
  • Training regarding internal controls, budget development, expense allocation, retirement plan
    matters, Uniform Guidance, indirect cost rates, cost allocation plans and other administrative areas.
  • Assistance with application for indirect cost rates and cost allocation plans.

John keeps his technical skills sharp through continuous reading, research, writing and training. He has authored our firm’s quarterly newsletter for more than 25 years.

John keeps his technical skills sharp through writing and teaching. He has authored
Nonprofit GPS, a quarterly newsletter with current information for nonprofits for over 20 years.
John has been a presenter on not-for-profit issues for the National Center for Independent living and
other nonprofit leadership organizations.
John is a past president of the Rochester Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs and was
inducted into their CPA Hall of Fame in October 2004, and a past director of the NY State Foundation
for Accounting Education. He is program committee chair, nonprofit group leader, and past president
of INPACT, a national association of CPA firms.
John also serves on the accounting advisory board of St. John Fisher College where he was recognized
as the 2003 Outstanding Accounting Alumnus.
Michael D. Desmond, CPA
Mike is partner of Heveron & Company CPAs and is a Certified Public Accountant. He directs the
taxation, affordable housing, real estate, employee benefits and computerized accounting systems areas
for the firm.

He is the past president of the Rochester Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, chairs the tax committee and is a graduate of St. John Fisher College.

Specific services to our clients include:

  • Supervision and planning of financial, retirement and compliance audits, including those with
    Uniform Guidance, HUD, US Rural Development, New York State Homes and Community
    Renewal, Yellow Book and State compliance requirements and ERISA.
  • Taxation consulting, planning, preparation and review for individuals and businesses.
  • Cost certifications for low-income tax credit housing projects, bonding, HUD, US Rural
    Development, Federal Home Loan Bank, rehabilitation tax credit projects and state tax credit.
  • Affordable housing project audits, planning, project evaluation, tax credit research, and tax
    preparation.
  • ERISA engagements for retirement plans.
  • Assistance with the selection and implementation of computerized accounting systems.

Michael has continuously met education requirements of the AICPA, the New York State Society of CPAs and Governmental Auditing Standards.

Stephanie L. Annunziata, CPA
Stephanie is a Partner of Heveron and Company CPAs and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a
1993 graduate of Nazareth College of Rochester. She has been serving not-for-profit organizations
since 1994, managing and reviewing audits, compliance audits and other audit and consulting services.

Her activities also include:

  • Supervision and planning of financial, compliance and special-purpose audits of not for profits with various compliance requirements including Uniform Guidance, HUD, Governmental Auditing Standards, State, affordable housing and others.
  • Review of annual not-for-profit filings with the IRS and New York State.
  • Preparation and review of personal income tax returns.
  • Involvement in a variety of continuing education programs as a developer, presenter and participant for the firm members and the nonprofit community, including auditing and compliance auditing.
  • Development of work programs for risk assessment, compliance auditing and financial statement preparation.

She has continuously met education requirements of the AICPA, the New York State Society of CPAs and Governmental Auditing Standards .

Stephanie is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Rochester Women’s Network. She currently serves as the chair of the not-for-profit committee and is the former Media Representative and Director of Public Relations for the Rochester Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also currently the treasurer of the Community Design Center Rochester and is the former co-chair for the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning and former committee member for the United Way Services Corporation.

When asked about her career Stephanie says, “I have been helping nonprofit organizations every day for over 26 years. Nonprofit organizations touch so many lives and there is nothing I would rather be doing than helping them and nowhere else I would rather be doing it.”

Brenda J. Smith, CPA, CIA
Brenda is a Principal of Heveron & Company CPAs, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. She is a 1996 graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo. and has been serving not-for-profit organizations since 1999. Her experience prior to joining our firm included three years of accounting for a petroleum company.

Her activities include:

  • Supervision and planning of financial and compliance audits of not-for-profits and affordable housing organizations.
  • Review of annual not-for-profit filings with the IRS and New York State.
  • Involvement in a variety of continuing education programs as a developer, presenter and participant for the firm. Brenda has also developed and presented seminars for the New York State
  • Society of CPAs, the Monroe County Bar Association, the Arts and Cultural Council, and the Advertising Council.
  • We are qualified by the New York State division of professional licensing to provide continuing education. Brenda tracks our compliance with requirements for our professional license and for individual continuing education.
  • Manages our internal quality review process.

Brenda is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. She has continuously met the education requirements of each of these associations, as well as Governmental Auditing Standards. Brenda is also a member of the Rochester Women’s Network and she oversees our United Way campaign, which consistently meets or exceeds its goals.

When Brenda is asked why she has remained in public accounting, she replies, “Heveron & Company has felt like home for me from the start. This is what I am meant to do. Working so closely with our nonprofit and affordable housing organizations makes me feel like I am helping the Rochester community in the best way I can.”

Jeanne M. Beutner, CPA
Jeanne is a partner with Heveron & Company CPAs. Jeanne graduated from Niagara University and also
studied at Schiller International University in London, England. She has over 20 years of public accounting
experience.

Specific services include.

  • Supervision and planning of financial and compliance audits, including those with Uniform Guidance,
    Governmental Auditing Standards and State compliance requirements.
  • Specializing in school and other educational institution audits, including charter schools since 2005.
    She has also contributed to the New York State Department of Education Charter School Audit Guide
    and was a presenter for the New York State Education Department Charter School Fiscal Oversite
    webinar.
  • Review of annual not-for-profit filings with the IRS and New York State.
  • Taxation consulting, planning, preparation and review for individuals and businesses.
  • Involvement in a variety of continuing education programs as a developer, presenter and participant for
    the firm.
Jeanne meets all education requirements of the AICPA, the NY State Society of CPAs and
Governmental Auditing Standards. Jeanne is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs. She is a Girl Scout leader and treasurer of the local Girl Scout service unit, active volunteer for Victor Swim Club, member of the choir and religious education teacher at St. Rose Church.
When asked about her career Jeanne says,“The best part of my job is getting to know and working with
clients. I love that our firm is so service oriented that we really focus on helping our clients in any way
possible.
Daniel O'Dea, CPA, MBA
Dan is a Principal with Heveron & Company CPAs and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a 2004
graduate of SUNY Oswego, earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Business
Administration in Accounting. He joined the firm in September 2004.

Specific services to our clients include:

    • Supervision and planning of financial and compliance audits, including those with Uniform
      Guidance, HUD, US Rural Development, New York State Division of Housing and Community
      Renewal, Yellow Book and State compliance requirements.
    • Review of annual not-for-profit filings with the IRS and New York State.
    • Involvement in a variety of continuing education programs as a developer, presenter and
      participant for the firm
Dan has continuously met education requirements of the AICPA, the New York State Society of CPAs
and Governmental Auditing Standards. Dan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the
New York State Society of CPAs.
Dan is married, with five children, and stays busy with their extracurricular activities. Dan has
volunteered for the Special Olympics and has served as a volunteer income tax preparer.
Kimberly Emilo, CPA
Kim is a principal and an audit team leader with Heveron & Company CPAs. Currently, she is responsible for performing and leading audits, compilations and reviews and tax returns/annual filings primarily for nonprofit clients, including schools, religious and human service organizations.

Kimberly graduated from SUNY Brockport in August 2005 and joined Heveron & Company CPAs in November 2005. Since that time she has spent the majority of her time providing audit and other professional services to nonprofit organizations.

Kim meets all of the continuing professional educational requirements of the AICPA, the New York State Society of CPAs, and of Governmental Auditing Standards.

Kimberly is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and previously served as the Treasurer for Literacy Rochester. She continues to serve on a sub-committee for the annual fundraising event of Literacy Rochester.

George Murphy
In July 2013 George Murphy joined Heveron & Company CPAs. George has a strong background in individual tax preparation. He comes to Heveron & Company with over 40 years of experience.