Kevin M. Hedley, MS, CPA, PFS
Kevin M. Hedley, MS, CPA, PFS has over 30 years of tax and accounting experience with individual, small and mid-size businesses, as well as providing representation before the Internal Revenue Service and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Kevin is a frequent lecturer on the topics of taxation, business administration, and management and is also a frequent guest on local television news programs. Kevin has taught individual Income tax at the State University at Albany; business valuations at New York University and corporation tax, partnership tax, family tax planning, and trust and estate taxation at Siena College. Kevin has been an expert witness New York State Supreme Court on tax and accounting matters.
Kevin is a 1994 graduate of the State University at Albany with a Master of Science and Taxation degree and a 1987 graduate of Siena College, Loudonville, NY with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Kevin has also earned the prestigious Certificate Education Achievement in Personal Financial Planning.
Kevin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSSCPA). He is a member of the NYSSCPA Personal Financial Planning Committee. Kevin is currently Treasurer of the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, a past Chair of the Board of the Saratoga Chamber is an active volunteer with American Red Cross, and is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of NENY. Kevin has been involved in many other local charitable organizations as a board member or volunteer.
Kristen E. Bus, MS, CPA
Kristen E. Bus, MS, CPA is a Siena College, Loudonville, NY alumnus who received her CPA certification in July 2013. She received her Master of Science – Accounting in May 2011 and received her Bachelor of Science – Accounting from the same institution in May 2010. Kristen has been with Hedley & Co., PLLC since 2009.
Kristen started out as an intern and quickly demonstrated her dedication to the accounting field securing her several advancements and job titles throughout the years including staff accountant, senior accountant and currently manager. Her main focus at the firm is corporation and partnership tax preparation, tax planning and financial statement preparation. She also enjoys helping clients use and manage their QuickBooks and other accounting programs to their fullest potential to help analyze and make smart business decisions.
Joanna Piscitella, CPA
Joanna Piscitella joined Hedley & Co., PLLC shortly after graduating from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY with a Bachelor of Science â€“ Accounting, CPA degree and a Bachelor of Science â€“ Business Administration degree in May 2014. As a staff accountant at the firm, Joanna is involved in tax preparation and providing QuickBooks bookkeeping services to a number of clients.
As a volunteer, she enjoys participating in community service for local not-for-profit organizations.
Financial Advisor/Staff Accountant
Matthew Burnell joined Hedley & Co., PLLC in September of 2019. With over 10 years of experience in the taxation and financial services industry holding positions such as a Financial Analyst, Financial Planner and Sr. Tax Associate. In his previous roles Matthew worked with Corporate Executives and other High Net Clients helping them in a comprehensive manner with Investments, Taxes and Estate Planning. As a staff accountant at the firm, Matthew is involved in tax preparation for individuals as well as trusts and estates.
Matthew has a Bachelor’s Degree from Plattsburgh State University where he studied Psychology and Finance as well as the University of Albany’s MBA program with a focus in Taxation.
Shelly DeCicco has over 20 years of financial services experience and has been with Hedley & Co., PLLC
since December 2008. Her primary role is to maintain client relations and act as a liaison for our wealth management clients as well as our fund managers. In addition to being a NYS Notary Public, she also helps with scheduling, monitoring and responding to client emails and phone calls, plans our company events and provides back office administrative support to our professional staff.
Shelly has an AAS in Marketing from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy NY. She is an active board member of the Shenendehowa Cheerleading Booster Club and volunteers for many local charities
Megan Wetsel has over 16 years of experience in the service industry and has served as a mid-level manager before joining Hedley & Co., PLLC in 2014. Megan started out as our Administrative Assistant and demonstrated her eagerness to learn more in the accounting world. Her primary role for the firm is providing Quickbooks bookkeeping services to a variety of clients. Megan is also a NYS Notary Public.
She enjoys fundraising and volunteering her time for local charities