Our Team

Main Office

  • One Exchange Place
  • Sixth Floor
  • Waterbury, CT 06702
  • Main Number: (203) 753-2200
  • Fax: (203) 756-1608
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Carrie Zimyeski, CPA

Partner

Education

  • Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut - Bachelors of Science in Accounting, May 1979
  • Certified Public Accountant - State of Connecticut

Employment History

1976 - 1980 - Silverman & Zackin, CPA - Intern through Manager
1980 - 1995 - Nelson Zackin, CPA - Manager
1996 - Present - Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC - Partner
2008 - Present - Chairman of the Board of Directors of a local community bank

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Associated Accounting Firms of New England

Area of Expertise

Extensive experience in audit and accounting in various industries, including manufacturing, non-profit, real estate and professional firms.  Extensive experience in individual, trust, partnership and corporate tax preparation, compliance and planning.  Broad range of management services including review of accounting systems and internal control, business sales and acquisition and bank financing.

Other

  • Formerly adjunct professor at a local community college
  • Trustee for foundation of local community bank
  • Board Member for Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury
  • Volunteer for several local charities

Keith Sullivan, CPA

Partner

Education

  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York- Bachelors of Science in Accounting, May 1987
  • Certified Public Accountat- State of Connecticut

Employment History

  • 1996-Present- Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC- Partner

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

Area of Expertise

Keith Sullivan specialized in Yellow Book accounting and auditing for over eight years. He is also a QuickBooks Pro advisor.

Other

  • Treasurer and Board Member, Children's Community School, Waterbury
  • Member on the Foundation Board, St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury
  • Member and Treasurer, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury
  • Board Member, Waterbury Country Club

William Doyle, CPA

Education

  • New Haven College, West Haven, Connecticut - Bachelors of Science in Accounting, June 1970
  • Certified Public Accountant - State of Connecticut

Employment History

1968 - 1980 - Donald L. Perlroth, CPA - Intern through Manager
1980 - 1995 - Nelson Zackin, CPA - Manager
1996 - Present - Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC - Senior Manager

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

Area of Expertise

Extensive experience in audit and accounting in various industries, including manufacturing, non-profit, real estate and professional firms.  Extensive experience in individual, trust, partnership, and corporate tax preparation, compliance and planning.

Elizabeth Barber, CPA

Education

  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York - Bachelors of Science in Accounting, May 1980
  • Certified Public Accountant - State of Connecticut

Employment History

  • 1980 - 2006 - Lenkowski Lonergan & Co., LLP - Staff Accountant
  • 2006 - Present - Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC - Manager

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

Area of Expertise

Extensive experience in individual, partnership and corporate tax compliance and planning. Extensive experience in audit and accounting in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, non-profit, real estate and professional firms. Broad range of management services including review of accounting systems and internal control.

Other

  • Volunteer for several local charities

Ryan Taranovich

Staff Accountant

Education

  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut - Bachelors of Science in Accounting, May 2012
  • Post University, Waterbury, Connecticut- Masters of Science in Accounting, October 2019

Employment History

2012 - Present - Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC - Staff Accountant

As a Staff Accountant, Ryan works as a team member on our audit and accounting engagements.  He maintains financial reports, records and general ledgers, prepares and analyzes budgets and performs general bookkeeping. He also prepares income tax returns for both our individual and business clients.

Sarah Chapman

Staff Accountant

Education

  • Western Connecticut State University, Ancell School of Business, Danbury, Connecticut – Bachelors of Business Administration – Accounting, May 2016

Employment History

2017 – Present – Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC - Staff Accountant

2016 – 2017 – CironeFriedberg – Staff Accountant

As a Staff Accountant, Sarah works as a team member on our audit and accounting engagements.  She maintains financial reports, records and general ledgers, prepares and analyzes budgets and performs general bookkeeping. She also prepares income tax returns for both our individual and business clients.

Karolina Brzostek

Staff Accountant

Education

  • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecicut- Bachelors of Science in Accounting

Employment History

2016- Present- Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC- Staff Accountant

As a Staff Accountant, Karolina works as a team member on our audit and accounting engagements.  She maintains financial reports, records and general ledgers, prepares and analyze budgets and perform general bookkeeping. She also prepares income tax returns for both our individual and business clients.



Katie Degrange

Staff Accountant

Education

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut - Pursuing Masters of Science in Accounting
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island - Bachelors of Science in Accounting

Employment History

2019- Present- Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC- Staff Accountant

As a Staff Accountant, Katie works as a team member on our audit and accounting engagements.  She maintains financial reports, records and general ledgers, prepares and analyzes budgets and performs general bookkeeping. She also prepares income tax returns for both our individual and business clients.

Dawn Merli

Staff Accountant

Education

  • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut- Bachelors of Science in Accounting

Employement History

2012- Present- Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC- Staff Accountant

James Carbone, Staff Accountant

Education

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut - Masters of Science in Accounting
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut - Bachelors of Science in Accounting

Employment History

2021- Present- Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC- Staff Accountant

As a Staff Accountant, Jimmy works as a team member on our audit and accounting engagements.  He maintains financial reports, records and general ledgers, prepares and analyzes budgets and performs general bookkeeping. He also prepares income tax returns for both our individual and business clients.

Sarah-Marie Soucy

Firm Administrator

Education 

  • Tunxis Community College, Farmington, Connecticut - Associates Degree in General Education

Employment History

2021 - Present - Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC - Office Administrator

Sarah-Marie is a full time Administrative Assistant at our firm. She joined the staff of ZZS CPA's in 2021. As the Administrative Assistant she assists the staff on financial statements, income tax returns and correspondence as necessary. She also greets our clients, answers calls and maintains our appointment calendars.

Victoria McLaren

Administrative Assistant

Education

  • La Salle University, Philadephia, Pennsylvania - Bachelors of Science in Biology

Employment History

2017-Present- Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPA, LLC- Administrative Assistant

Victoria is a full time Administrative Assistant at our firm. She joined the staff of ZZS CPA's in 2017. As the Administrative Assistant she assists the staff on financial statements, income tax returns and correspondence as necessary. She also greets our clients, answers calls and maintains our appointment calendars.