Mary Hollister established Mary P. Hollister, CPA PC in 1995. As President, Mary is ultimately responsible for every function of the firm. This includes maintaining quality control standards, determining priorities, and developing policies and procedures by which the firm conducts its services. She specializes in preparing financial statements and tax returns, and in consulting with clients to help them achieve their goals. If a client faces unforeseen circumstances, she is proud to be their first line of defense.
Mary holds more than 30 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Prior to establishing the firm, Mary worked as an Accounting Supervisor at both Phillip K. Whittemore, CPA and Stohlmaker Dorfman & Co; an Operational Audit Supervisor and Traveling Auditor at International Paper; a Senior Accountant at Urbach Kahn & Werlin CPAs, and a Staff Accountant at Silverstein & Loftus CPAs. She has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Siena College, graduating with Cum Laude honors, and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1984. Mary is a supporter of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, where she has served as a Troop Leader since 2001 and Community Product Sales Manager since 2010. In her free time, Mary enjoys family, friends, mentoring the youth of today, reading, and just about any creative activity.
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