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At Ives, Sultan & Spike our experience in a wide array of industries allows us to offer the finest and most diverse advice available. Our staff is trained in a multitude of disciplines and able to analyze industry trends, norms and discrepancies, which combined with traditional accounting creates favorable financial results for our clients.

Our clients rely on and expect our top level accounting, auditing, tax planning and business advisory services. Our vast experiences ensure that the right financial approach is applied to your business, always. And because of this experience and the many industries our firm and partners have consulted in, the financial community recognizes Ives Sultan & Spike as one of the most highly respected CPA firms in the tri-state area.

Ives, Sultan & Spike is large enough to provide all the resources, expertise and financial solutions necessary, yet able to deliver the personalized service and one-on-one attention that our clients need and rely on.

At Ives, Sultan & Spike it is our goal to understand you and your business from the inside out, to gain valuable perception into your Company's changing requests, to forge a long-term connection built on trust, and to deliver financial solutions that will fully prepare you to meet the challenges of your business and personal goals. Where most other accounting firms provide standard compliance oriented services, at Ives Sultan & Spike we go above and beyond compliance accounting and take the extra steps necessary to ensure your financial goals are being met.

With Ives, Sultan & Spike on your team, your Company benefits from a Chief Financial Officer, a Business Advisor, and a Certified Public Accountant. The expertise of the firm comes from our vast experiences in almost every industry and the success we have had with the many clients in these industries. The firm treats each business with a personal interest, leaving no question about our ability to guide your business onto the best financial path.

From auditing and tax services to estate planning or business formations, at Ives, Sultan & Spike, you can trust your best interests are at the core of your relationship with our firm.


Mark Ives

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Mark Ives, CPA

mives@ivessultanspike.com

Mark Ives is a partner and holds the position of "Director of Management Information Services." His specialties include manufacturers, distributors, sales and service organizations, real estate and construction.

Education

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey B.S. Accounting
  • New York City Community College, New York, New York Associate in Applied Science

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Conference CPA Practitioners

Mark Sultan

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Mark Sultan, CPA

msultan@ivessultanspike.com

Mark Sultan is the partner in charge of client development and human resources. His specialties include medical practices, insurance, real estate, sales and service oriented businesses. Mark is an automobile dealership specialist and was a former General Motors dealer. Mark's frequent activities include buying, selling and evaluating automobile dealerships as well as management advisory services.

Education

  • Adelphi University, Garden City, New York B.B.A. Accounting
  • Pace University, New York, New York Taxation

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Conference CPA Practitioners
  • Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

Ricky S. Spike

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Ricky S. Spike, CPA

rspike@ivessultanspike.com

Ricky S. Spike is a partner at Ives, Sultan & Spike PLLC. He provides a full range of accounting services, including tax preparation, tax, financial and estate planning, and audits, reviews and compilations. Ricky specializes in the fields of construction, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, insurance, legal, medical, and wholesale and retail businesses.

Education

  • The George Washington University, B.S., Accounting

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

John Buzanga, CPA

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John Buzanga, CPA

jbuzanga@ives-sultan.com

John Buzanga is a partner at Ives, Sultan & Spike PLLC.

Education

  • Long Island University, CW Post Campus, BS Accounting

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Conference CPA Practitioners

Ralph Crisci, CPA

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Ralph Crisci, CPA

rcrisci@ives-sultan.com

Ralph Crisci is a partner at Ives, Sultan & Spike PLLC. His specialties include (but not limited to): extensive experience in medical practices and medical technology practices and their unique accounting and tax needs. Ralph's frequent activities include consulting with evaluating, buying and selling of medical practices as well as management advisory services.

Education

  • Hofstra University Accounting

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Conference CPA Practitioners

Frank Cicarelli, CPA

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Frank Cicarelli, CPA

fcicarelli@ives-sultan.com

Frank Cicarelli is a partner at Ives, Sultan & Spike PLLC.

Education

  • Adelphi University, BA Accounting

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Conference CPA Practitioners

Robert Lipton, CPA

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Robert Lipton, CPA CGMA

rlipton@ives-sultan.com

Robert Lipton is a partner at Ives, Sultan & Spike PLLC. Bob is responsible for the firm ERISA employee benefit plan audit practice.

Bob also provides a wide range of accounting and tax services including preparation of business, individual, estate, trust and gift tax returns and financial statement preparation. His specialties include real estate, hotels, retail, wholesale, not for profit organizations and audits of New Jersey private schools for the disabled. He is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey.

Education

  • Long Island University, CW Post Campus, BS Accounting

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Conference CPA Practitioners
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)