Meet our firm

Graham & Veroff is a full service accounting and consulting firm with offices located in Springfield, Vermont and Laconia, New Hampshire. We provide professional services to a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals to medium-sized corporations. Our accountants and CPA's provide a wide range of services including retirement planning, business consulting, business valuations, fraud and forensic accounting investigations, estates and trusts and personal financial planning. Of course, we also provide tax and accounting services, including tax planning and tax return preparation, auditing, and bookkeeping.

Jeffrey A. Graham, CPA, CFF, CSEP

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Professional Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant - Vermont & New Hampshire
  • Authorized to practice in the States of Maine, Delaware, Maryland, & Connecticut

Email: jeff@grahamcpa.com

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Jeffrey A. Graham, CPA, as managing officer of the firm, Jeff has overall responsibility for client service, quality control, marketing and staff assignments. He also provides accounting and management consulting services, audits of manufacturing, municipalities, electric utilities, non-profits and other business entities. Jeff focuses on business valuations, forensic and litigation support services, audit, tax compliance and planning for estates and trusts.


Certificates of Educational Achievement:

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (Surgent) (CSEP)
  • Qualified AICPA Peer Reviewer-Practice Monitoring Program (1996-2010)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (AICPA) (CFF)


Other Professional Credentials:

  • Business Valuation (AICPA) (BV)
  • Governmental Accounting and Auditing (AICPA) (GAA)
  • Estates and Trusts (AICPA) (ET)

Professional Positions Held:

  • Vermont Board of Public Accountancy - Previous Member & Former Chairman (7 years)
  • New England Peer Review Committee - Previous Member & Former Chairman (3 years)
  • Investigator - New Hampshire Board of Accountancy (8 years)
  • Adjunct Professor- Southern New Hampshire University, Institute for Forensic Accounting and Forensic Examination Certificate Program (5 years)
  • Current Member NH Board of Accountancy

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education:

  • Plymouth State College (University) - Accounting

Personal Interests:

  • Antique vehicles (Graham), coaching, sports

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Steve Veroff, CPA

Partner and Director of Assurance Services

Steve Veroff

Professional Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant - Vermont & New Hampshire
  • Authorized to practice in the States of Maine, Delaware, Maryland, and Connecticut

Email: sveroff@grahamcpa.com

Steve Veroff, CPA, as partner of the firm has more than twenty years of private and public accounting experience.

A significant portion of Steve's experience was gained on a national level working for big 4 firms KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst & Young. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University.

Steve directs the attest services for the Firm, performing audits, reviews and compilation engagements for privately held and publicly traded corporations, partnerships, benefit plans, municipalities/government agencies, and individually owned businesses in a wide array of industries, including manufacturing, retail and real estate development (commercially and HUD-financed), financial and banking services, gaming and hospitality, insurance and educational institutions.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, top 15% of graduating class
  • Passed all four parts of the CPA examination in the first sitting, top 10% in the nation.

Professional Achievements:

  • Held a position of public trust with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
  • Held a position of public trust with the Federal Reserve Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Contract auditor for a variety of federal and state government agencies

Personal Interests:

  • Physical fitness, firearms training, survival skills, world history and politics, human biology, interpersonal communications


Professional Staff


Sylvia Petro, CPA, CFE, MSA

Audit and Tax Manager

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Professional Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant - New Hampshire
  • Certified Forensic Examiner

Email: spetro@grahamcpa.com

After serving 9 years in the United States Army, Sylvia graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master of Science in Accounting and a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting. During her 23-year career, Sylvia has enjoyed assisting clientele with audit, review, and compilations of financial statements for various commercial, non-profit, and governmental organizations, as well as the preparation of tax returns for individuals, trusts, partnerships, and corporations. She has also performed and assisted in several forensic accounting and consulting engagements. Sylvia will be assisting clients with their individual and business tax returns, as well as providing attest services, performing audits, reviews, and compilation engagements in our Springfield, VT office.


Chelsea Austin - Staff Accountant

Chelsea Austin, has many years experience providing accounting, tax, payroll and bookkeeping services for local, family owned companies. She will provide these professional services to our clients in the Springfield, Vermont office. Chelsea is currently pursuing educational credits to enable her to sit for the CPA exam with a focus on business valuations.

Email: caustin@grahamcpa.com


Executive Staff


Martha Stafford, Manager - Administration

Martha Stafford, is the Administration Manager at the firm. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics (since renamed the Paul College of Business and Economics) at the University of New Hampshire. She provides administrative assistance as well as bookkeeping services for our clients.

Martha is located in our Laconia, New Hampshire office.

Email: mstafford@grahamcpa.com


In Memoriam


Mike and Paige Graham

Burton Paige Graham III CPA | May 5, 1953-December 16, 2009

Michael Thomas Graham | June 12, 1954 - April 13, 2020

Paige was the proud father of a son and a daughter. He was also the oldest of five siblings. This was an important part of his DNA and his connection to his family and friends while molding his leadership skills from a very young age. Paige was an accomplished athlete, scholar and business leader.

Paige passed the Certified Public Accounting exam in 1987 and was licensed during early 1988 as a CPA. Paige and Jeff then formed our CPA firm. Paige had joined the predecessor accounting firm during the year 1985 and was the driving force to expand professionally to become a CPA and offer a significantly higher level professional services to our client base.

Mike was also a very proud father, to his only son. Mike was the second of five siblings. His personal traits focused on his skills as a peace maker, establishing and maintaining positive and productive environments, which allowed for his many successes as an athlete, coach, parent and business leader.

Mike worked in the firm in our tax section for more than 30 years. While never a CPA, or a shareholder, Mike influenced our firm operations greatly with his quality of professional services and easy going personal traits. At times of pressure and necessary diligence Mike was at his best. He used this quality to assist others to manage with grace and humor, the busiest and most difficult work environments.

We are humbled to honor their memories and personal/professional goals in ways they both would have been proud of.