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About Us

About Our Firm

The Chwast CPA Group, P.C. is comprised of individuals whose combined experience brings you over a century in accounting and finance and have been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses. The Chwast CPA Group, P.C.'s expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial services.

The Chwast CPA Group, P.C. is one of the leading firms in the New York Metropolitan area.  By combining our expertise, experience and team mentality of our staff, we assure every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our clients return year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. The Chwast CPA Group, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the New York Metropolitan area, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our zest for working hard has earned the respect of the business and financial community on and around Long Island. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose The Chwast CPA Group, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Anthony C. Sgueglia CPA

asgueglia@chwastcpa.com 631-424-5200 Ext. 310

William A. Frumkin CPA

wfrumkin@chwastcpa.com 516-766-6635 Ext. 313

Bill started his accounting career in 1963 in private accounting working for a multinational company. He reached the level of division controller. After switching to public accounting in 1970 he found a firm which piqued his interest. In 1981 he became a shareholder of the firm. That firm grew through three mergers into The Chwast CPA Group, P.C.

Bill has developed expertise in the areas of real estate developers, construction contractors, wholesalers, retailers, and manufacturers, medical and legal fields. Additionally, he specializes in business consulting with small businesses and individuals.

He is a member of the following professional associations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Conference of CPA Practitioners

Bill is or has participated in various committees as follows:

  • AICPA - Small Firms Networking Committee – Member
  • NCCPAP – Adverting and Promotion Committee – Member
  • NCCPAP – Membership Committee – Member

His outside acitivities include the following:

  • Brandis Lodge #1165 F&AM – Past Master
  • Samuel Field “Y” – Past President of the Board (1982-2015) – Chairman of Budget, Finance and Audit Committee
  • UJA – Organization Review Board – Member
  • Capacity Building Committee – Member

Bill received a BA from Queens College of the City University of New York, and has also completed graduate courses at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Arthur Lukin

alukin@chwastcpa.com 516-766-6635 Ext. 316

Arthur has been in public accounting since 1970, working for various CPA firms. Through the years, Arthur has serviced clients in the fields of real estate developers, construction contractors, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, medical, insurance brokers, legal and abstract firms. Additionally, his area of expertise is with small business, individual taxes and tax planning.

Arthur is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He is or has participated in the various committees:

  • AICPA – Small Firms Networking Committee – Member
  • NYSSCPA
    • Committee on Committee Operations – Member
    • Cooperation with Bankers and other Creditors Committee – Member
    • Firm Management Council Committee – Member
    • General Committee of the Management of an Accounting Practice – Member
    • Human Resources Committee – Member
    • Professional Ethics Committee – Member
    • Public Relations Committee – Member
    • Small Sized Firms Practice Committee – Past Chairman and Member
  • NYSSCPA – Nassau Chapter – Bankers Committee – Nassau
    • Management of An Accounting Practice – Past Chairman and Member
    • Small Firms MAP Committee – Member
    • Small Sized Firm Networking Committee Past Conference Chair
    • Small Sized Firm Practice Seminar

Outside Activities include:

  • Mid Queens Boys and Girls Athletic Club – Past President/Past Treasurer
  • Solomon Schechter School of Queens – Scholarship Committee
  • Nassau County Oversight Project – Past Member

Arthur received a BBA in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Michael F. Fairbrother CPA

mfairbrother@chwastcpa.com 631-424-5200 Ext.304

Jay L. Nathan CPA

jnathan@chwastcpa.com 631-424-5200 Ext.302

Jay L. Nathan, CPA, MBA, Vice President of The Chwast CPA Group, P.C. has been providing accounting services for over 25 years and financial advisory services for more than 10 years. Jay received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY and subsequently received his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in taxation from Hofstra University. He specializes in businesses that are closely held. His focus is on the financial services arena, which includes investing and utilizing insurance to protect income and wealth, while looking ahead at health care costs and the transfer of wealth to future generations. Jay is on the Board of the Long Island Charities Foundation, Inc. and a member and past President of the Syosset-Woodbury Rotary Club. Jay's hobbies include golf and various recreational sports. He resides in Plainview, New York with his wife and children.

  • The Chwast CPA Group, P.C.
  • 445 Broad Hollow Road
  • Suite CL-43
  • Melville, NY 11747
  • Telephone: (631) 424-5200
  • Fax: (631) 424-5237