By: Drucker & Scaccetti
Philadelphia –Drucker & Scaccetti (D&S), a strategic tax planning and consulting firm, announced the promotion of two (2) of its team members. Promoted to Principal are Clare Porreca, CPA, MT, and firm COO, Dottie Leonardi.
“‘Always Growing’ is one of our firm’s core values. Clare and Dottie embody the core of that principle as to their own growth, our clients’ growth and the growth of the other professionals in our firm.” said CEO Jane Scaccetti.
As principals, Clare and Dottie share in the responsibility of managing and serving D&S clients along with the other senior leaders of the firm.
Clare began her career in public accounting in 2006, when she joined D&S as an intern, and started full-time as a tax associate in 2008.
She provides accounting, tax compliance, and business consulting services to a broad base of clients, including closely held businesses and their owners, multi-state pass-through entities, and high-net-worth individuals. She has worked with real estate partnerships, professional service providers, distribution companies, and family businesses as well as having led D&S college recruiting.
Clare received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a Master of Taxation degree from the Villanova Law School Graduate Tax Program. Clare is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
Dottie joined D&S in 2013 as its first chief operating officer. She has over 20 years of experience leading and managing the operational, financial, and administrative functions of professional service firms with both national and international operations. She is a proactive leader instrumental in setting firm policies, direction, and strategic planning.
She manages daily operations of D&S and sits on its Executive Committee, with responsibilities for ensuring the firm meets its financial and operational objectives allowing for profitable growth. Dottie oversees the marketing, human resource, IT and internal accounting department at D&S. And, as a leader in implementing Lean Six Sigma processes at D&S, her focus is to improve efficient business practices across the firm’s functions.
Dottie served on the board of ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania, which gives students from local high schools an exciting opportunity to learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction, as well as providing scholarships for college. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Drexel University, with concentrations in finance and marketing.
“Drucker & Scaccetti has experienced exponential growth in recent years, resulting in expanded leadership opportunities,” says Scaccetti. “We are pleased to see these talented women, who contributed to our growth, secure their place in our firm’s future.”
Drucker & Scaccetti (D&S) is a Philadelphia-based tax strategy and consulting firm founded in 1990. D&S has over 80 employees providing tax, business and financial consulting services specifically tailored to their clients. Follow D&S at www.taxwarriors.com and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram @taxwarriors.