John P. Schiavone



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John serves as the Firm’s managing partner and remains dedicated to active client service.  His responsibilities include shared management and oversight of our nonprofit and government services practices.  John has extensive knowledge and has led our Firm in assisting entities to adopt various FASB and GASB financial reporting standards.  John has over 35 years of experience serving commercial entities including financial institutions, governmental entities, and nonprofit organizations including educational institutions, charitable organizations, and private foundations. John’s client responsibilities include supervision of various services in the areas of external and internal auditing, consulting, tax compliance, cost reporting, and Government Auditing Standards applications. 

As managing partner, John is responsible for carrying out the policies and objectives adopted by the Firm's management committee.  He oversees the management and profitability of the Firm and is responsible for implementing and monitoring actions to achieve the Firm's strategic and future vision. John is also responsible for monitoring developments in the accounting profession and business environment in order to determine their relevance to the firm and its market leadership position.


Duquesne University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
   - Government Accounting and Auditing Committee
Association of Business School Officials, WNY Chapter
Government Finance Officers’ Association
National Association of College and University Business Officers, Local Chapter
BDO Alliance USA, Managing Partner Roundtable Group
   - Alliance Partners Advisory Council (APAC)
AGN International, Ltd., Auditing & Accounting Committee, Past Chairman


Erie Community College Foundation, Board Member
Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Member
Erie County Audit Committee, past Chairman
Niagara USA Regional Chamber, past Treasurer
Eastern Niagara Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman
Niagara USA Chamber, past Treasurer
Town and Country Club of Lockport, past Treasurer


Most everyone that knows John knows that he has a passion for cars. He did his first complete restoration over eight months in 1998 and 1999. In 2010, side-by-side with his son, they began what was intended to be a cosmetic restoration of a Datsun 280z. The deeper they looked, though, the more work was necessary, and nine months later they finished a complete restoration of the car. In 2011, John found the car that he hungered for as a seven-year-old, a 1967 Mercury Cougar, in Tucson, Arizona. He had it shipped to Lockport, and in May of that year, he tore the entire car apart. It has been quite the journey, as he is still working on it. His plan is to have the car on the road for the summer of 2019. Work and life take precedence, but it is coming along. When John is not restoring cars, he is at auctions like Mecum, Barrett-Jackson, and Goodings. He meets a lot of neat people as he travels across the country. Car people are passionate about the hobby.


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