Meet Our Team of Tax Experts
Success Driven by Strong Relationships
The strength of the relationships between our team and our clients is responsible for their financial success as an individual or business, as well as our success as an accounting firm. These relationships are built by listening, understanding and problem solving, not just in the months leading up to April 15, but throughout the year.
We help individuals, families, business and nonprofits navigate the complexity of taxes and accounting. By combining decades of experience and a genuine compassion for the needs of our clients, we deliver the best possible outcome. Let us introduce you to the Diane E. Cahill, CPA Team.
Diane E. Cahill, CPA PC, President and Owner
Diane E. Cahill’s daughter was born in December of 1988. Diane launched her accounting firm in January of 1989. That’s not a coincidence.
After earning her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego, Diane started her career in the expatriate department of a “Big 4” accounting firm in New York City. At the time, Diane had no intention of starting her own business. Then she became a mom. Suddenly, that long commute seemed quite a bit longer, and she couldn’t just work from home like people do today. Diane started working part-time for a friend’s small accounting firm in New Jersey and eventually purchased the company.
Still wearing her CPA hat and her mommy hat, Diane managed to grow the company very quickly. Within a few years, she was hiring extra help during tax season. Today, Diane’s firm has more than 450 individual and business clients, several of whom have been with her since those early years when she was juggling calculators and diapers.
Diane takes pride in keeping up with ever-changing tax laws and explaining those changes to clients in a language they understand. She has extensive experience in tax consulting and compliance services and specializes in the successful management of IRS, state, sales tax, and payroll audits. In addition to providing tax and accounting services for individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, and trusts and estates, Diane continues to prepare tax returns for expatriates living in places such as Hong Kong, France and Italy.
Diane treasures her relationships with her existing clients, their families, and their employees, and looks forward to building new ones. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and visiting the shore.
Rosie Gonzalez, Tax Manager
Rosie Gonzalez joined Diane E. Cahill, CPA PC in 2003 as an individual tax preparer and today serves as Tax Manager. She focuses on individuals, closely held businesses, fiduciary tax returns, and nonprofit accounting and tax services. Rosie is bilingual and can provide tax and accounting services for Spanish-speaking clients as well. She also has extensive experience with IRS audits for both individual and corporate tax returns.
Rosie’s specializations include:
· Accounting write-up for businesses
· Resolving issues with the IRS, including different state taxation departments
· Sales and Use tax returns
Rosie graduated from Rutgers University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with an emphasis in accounting. She continues to develop her skills and is currently working on her Enrolled Agent designation. In her free time, Rosie enjoys reading, yoga, working out and traveling.
Lisa Meraglia, Office Manager
Lisa Meraglia has followed a similar path as Diane, spending 10 years on Wall Street as a Securities Margin Analyst before working for a local business as an office manager. She decided not to return to Manhattan and instead stay home to raise her three children. She then joined Diane E. Cahill, CPA PC in 2004, where she specializes in helping clients look outside the box to find solutions to their problems.
Lisa’s areas of expertise include client coordination, IT troubleshooting, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Excel. She attended the City University of New York and The New York Institute of Finance.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading, gardening and traveling to awe-inspiring places such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and Europe. If you watch Law & Order: Criminal Intent, you may have seen Lisa and her children as background extras in several episodes.
Maura McCarthy, Administrative Assitant
Following a career in human resources administration with Time Inc. and Entertainment Weekly magazine, Maura McCarthy devoted her time and energy to raising her two daughters and volunteering. She returned to work as an administrative assistant for a college financial company and joined Diane E. Cahill, CPA PC in 2017.
Maura’s areas of expertise include file management, client coordination and data entry in QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel. She graduated from The College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. In her free time, Maura enjoys international travel, exercise, cooking, the beach and spending time with her daughters, who inspire her every day.