Financial Managers & IT Consultants
FSS Group, Inc. is a division of Brown & Associates, CPA’s that was organized in 1999.
The company is comprised of a team of financial managers and IT consultants that assist small to medium-sized entities manage financial information as part of the internal management team.
Our Specialties Include:
- Financial software evaluation, implementation and training
- Managing financial departments and functions
- Providing strategic planning services
- Providing tax planning and analysis through Brown & Associates
- Providing IT consulting including hardware and software sales and implementation
- Providing profitability analysis
- Banking and risk management consulting
- Succession planning
Vincent J. Tramacera Jr.
Vincent J. Tramacera, Jr. founded FSS Group Inc. (now a division of Brown & Associates) in 1998. Vincent’s career has encompassed positions in audit, budgeting, and financial forecasting at Revere Copper and Brass, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, where he rose to the position of Assistant Treasurer. He has also held CFO positions with privately held companies in the manufacturing, transportation, and service industries. With over 35 years of experience in upper management positions, Vincent provides insight and direction for challenges faced by business owners in central NY.
Vincent is a graduate of SUNY Upper Division College, now known as SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Aaron J. Sapp
Aaron J. Sapp manages staff working on small to medium sized businesses. He has developed extensive experience in the evaluation, design, and efficiency of internal accounting systems. Aaron has experience in the preparation of business and personal income tax returns, financial statements, and fraud investigation.
Aaron is a graduate of Ithaca College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. Aaron joined the firm in 2012.
James Huey is an Accounting Manager. His work includes coordination with various levels of staff to provide monthly and annual financial statements along with ongoing support to business clients. He also assists in the preparation of personal and business income tax returns.
James is a graduate of State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and also a Master of Science degree in Accounting. James joined the firm in 2014.
Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist
Joan Carter is a Staff Accountant and Payroll Specialist. She is responsible for the payroll processing division in addition to small business general ledger and cash management processing.
Joan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome. She is a member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers and also the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. Joan joined the firm in 2007 originally and again in 2017.
Kaitlyn M. Doane
Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper
Kaitlyn is responsible for all the administrative functions in the office. She also handles accounts receivable, accounts payable, and banking.
Kaitlyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Medaille College. She joined the firm in 2018.
Sabrina is responsible for small business general ledger processing, sales tax returns and payroll processing. She also assists in the preparation of personal and business income tax returns.
Sabrina is a graduate of State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. Sabrina joined the firm in 2019.
Charles Hereth is a Network Engineer, providing IT support for our clients, ranging from design and installation of network systems to ongoing maintenance of desktop and file servers.
Charles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of the State of NY (now Excelsior). He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 1992. After serving our country, he was an owner of a local IT business for fifteen years, earning several industry recognized certifications such as Master Novell Network Engineer (MCNE), Compaq Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), among others. Charles joined the firm in 2007.
Jeffrey Carey is a Computer Technician and provides IT services to our business and personal clients. He handles our Dell computer product sales by developing packages to meet client needs. In addition, Jeffrey handles repair requests for printers, computers, copiers and other user functions.
Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Saint Lawrence University. Jeffery joined the firm in 2009 and has been working in the field of IT services for over twenty years.