Our Firm

 

Gitlin Campise, LLC

We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Please take a moment and read more about our peopleour historyour credentials, and our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

 

 

Our History

As you might expect, financial reporting and tax services are important elements of our practice, but they do not define us. Since 1952, we have helped clients meet challenges and plan for tomorrow. The most important factor in our success has been and is our dedication to clients. We are committed to helping them achieve their objectives. Whatever the specific services we are engaged to provide, our people work to identify and respond to our clients' needs.

GCP includes six members, three additional professional accountants and three support staff. We believe that our emphasis on experience means that we are better able to efficiently deliver the highest quality service and advice.

We are based in West Hartford, and have two additional offices in Vernon, CT and Springfield, MA. Two of our professionals live in the Vernon area, two in West Hartford and two in the Farmington Valley area.

Our People

Joseph A. Campise, CPA

Joe Campise

Joe graduated from Fairfield University in 1964. He joined Robert D. Miller & Co. (now GCP), in 1964 and was admitted as a partner in 1970. Joe belongs to both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as director and treasurer of Nathan Hale Red Cross, as president of Rockville Rotary Club and president and a member of the board of the CPASoftware User Group. Joe resides in Bloomfield, CT.  jcampise@gc-cpas.com

 

Salvatore Giuliano, CPA

Sal Giuliano 

Sal is GCP's managing member.  Sal is a 1985 graduate of the University of Connecticut. He came to GC in 1985 and was admitted as a member in 1995. Sal belongs to both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, in which he has been an active member and served on several committees. Sal has chaired the Public Relations committee and has served on the Accounting and Auditing Technical committees. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Sal is a current member of the Connecticut Chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) and is a former treasurer and president of Bloomfield Rotary Club. Sal and his family reside in Granby, CT.  sgiuliano@gc-cpas.com

 

John Prendergast, CPA

John Prendergast

John Prendergast graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1973. He worked for two international accounting firms and one large local accounting firm for several years. He established his own firm in 1986 and has concentrated his efforts in taxation matters of small business, trusts, estates and individual clients. He has lived in the greater Hartford area all his life. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is the current treasurer of the Ron Foley Foundation Inc. and was a past president of the Exchange Club of West Hartford and has been involved in numerous other professional and charitable organizations. He also coached various youth sports for many years in West Hartford. johnp@gc-cpas.com

 

Curt E. Campise, CPA

Curt Campise

Curt is a 1989 graduate of Bryant College, Smithfield, RI, and has pursued graduate studies in taxation at the University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. He has been with GC since 1989 and was admitted as a member in 2000. He belongs to both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of the AICPA Tax Division. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Indian Valley YMCA, a corparator of ECHN, a member of the ECHN Planned Giving Committee and a member of the Board of Governors of Ellington Ridge County Club. Curt and his family live in Tolland, CT.  ccampise@gc-cpas.com

 

Charles L. Lemkin, CPA, MST

Chuck Lemkin

Chuck is a 1972 graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts, from which he received a Bachelor of Business Administration.  He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Hartford.  After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Chuck was employed by Fulco, Gitlin Halpern & Campise (which is now GitlinCampisePrendergast, LLC).  Later, he was employed by Halpern, Smith & Co., Siskin, Shapiro & Co., Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers, before returning to GitlinCampisePrendergast, LLC  in 1999 and becoming a member of the firm in 2000.  Chuck has serviced a wide variety of clients including physicians, manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, automotive dealerships and individuals.  His areas of practice include compilation and review of financial statements, tax return preparation, tax planning and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities.  He belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Chuck is a member of the AICPA Tax Section.  Chuck was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts.  He and his wife, Linda, live in Vernon, Connecticut.   clemkin@gc-cpas.com

 

Louis D. Vamvakas, CPA

Lou Vamvakas

Lou is a 1996 graduate of Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH. He joined the firm in 2002 and was admitted as a member in 2009. He is responsible for providing a diverse range of tax and accounting services for the firm’s clients including preparation of financial statements, individual, corporate and partnership tax returns, as well as software implementation and training. He belongs to both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently a member of the West Hartford Rotary Club. Lou and his family reside in Bristol, CT.   lvamvakas@gc-cpas.com

 

Joseph O. Coulombe, CPA

Joe graduated from Western New England University with his BS in Accounting in 2004 and his MS in accounting in 2005.  Joe joined the firm in 2016 and has over ten years’ experience in public accounting.  He is responsible for providing a diverse range of tax and accounting services including preparation of financial statements, individual, corporate and partnership tax returns to the firm’s clients. He belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He resides with his wife in Windsor Locks, CT. jcoulombe@gc-cpas.com

 

Karen Kane, EA

Karen Kane

Karen graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in 1978 with an Associates Degree in Secretarial Sciences with a concentration in business. In 1980, Karen earned an Associates Degree in Behavioral Sciences. Karen began her career as a Secretary, moving to Office Manager/Bookkeeper in 1982. Since 1982, she has been working in the accounting field. In 2009, Karen tested and passed the Enrolled Agent exam, granting her the privilege of practicing before the IRS.  kkane@gc-cpas.com

 

Cristina Cossette

Cristina Cossette

Cristina graduated from Manchester Community College with her AS in Accounting in 2000 and in 2008 from Central Connecticut State University with her BS in accounting.  She is currently going through the process of sitting for the CPA exam.  Cristina joined the firm in 2014 and has over thirteen years’ experience in public accounting.  She is responsible for providing a diverse range of tax and accounting services including preparation of financial statements, individual, corporate and partnership tax returns to the firm’s clients. Cristina is an associate member of the CTCPA.  She resides in Vernon, CT. ccossette@gc-cpas.com

 

Brent Wargo

Brent Wargo

Brent is a 2011 graduate from the University of Connecticut.  He has passed the CPA exam and is currently working towards his 150 hour education requirement.  Brent joined the firm in 2015 and has over six years’ experience in public accounting.  He is responsible for providing a diverse range of tax and accounting services including preparation of financial statements, individual, corporate and partnership tax returns to the firm’s clients.  Brent is an associate member of the CTCPA.  He resides in Bristol, CT.  bwargo@gc-cpas.com

 

Taury A. Del Valle

Taury Delvalle

Taury graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2012 with a bachelor of science in Accounting and Management. She is in the process of sitting for the CPA. Taury joined the firm in 2013 and is responsible for providing tax and accounting services to the firm’s clients, including bookkeeping. She is a board member of the Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament, a member of Delta Mu Delta, Phi Theta Kappa, and Golden Key International Honour Society.   She resides in Hartford, CT.      tdelvalle@gc-cpas.com

 

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Our Credentials

GCP's members are Certified Public Accountants. We belong to both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, and we subscribe to their standards.

Our people follow developments in accounting, auditing, taxation and other areas so that we can help our clients make decisions based on the latest information. Our commitment to continuing professional education is not limited to the 40 hours required annually for licensing. Our training schedule expands as necessary to ensure that our people have the right mix of technical expertise.

Members specialize in specific areas of accounting, auditing, tax and consulting practice. A team, with complementary technical knowledge and skills, serves each client.

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Our Areas of PRACTICE

Services
GCP offers a wide variety of services to our clients. We provide traditional auditing and accounting services, tax, management and business consulting as well as estate planning. We are a service-oriented firm customizing our services to meet the needs of our clients.

 

Our Clients

Our clients represent a wide variety of industries. We provide services to individuals, closely-held small and mid-sized businesses, estates, trusts and non-profit organizations.

  • Contractors
  • Manufacturers
  • Distribution
  • Real Estate
  • Service Companies
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Attorneys and Law Firms
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Restaurants
  • Retailers

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