Mary Ellen Mitchell

Principal, CPA

Mary Ellen is a Principal specializing in tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses, both C corporations and pass through entities. She also focuses on family limited partnerships and other investment entities. She has developed an expertise in tax accounting for contractors, helping her construction clients with the tax issues unique to that industry.  Mary Ellen is also very involved in firm initiatives such as steering the firm's training committee.

Prior to joining CTBK in 2008, Mary Ellen was the tax manager at a global automotive supply company located in Amherst. She started her career with the Buffalo office of a Big Four accounting firm and has over 20 years experience in public accounting.

Her selected experience includes:

  • Prepares complex FAS 109 calculations for multi-national and multi-state corporations
  • Involved in multi-state income tax planning and compliance for C corporations and S corporations
  • Responsible for tax returns and planning for a large number of constructions businesses, both large multi-state firms as well as small, local companies
  • Prepares multi-state nexus studies including treatment of pass-through entities and foreign partnerships

Mary Ellen's professional community affiliations include:

  • Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance, Buffalo Chapter, President
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Mary Ellen holds a BS in Accounting from Cornell University.