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About Fritz DeGuglielmo LLC, Certified Public Accountants

Fritz DeGuglielmo LLC has been doing business in Newburyport, Massachusetts for over 35 years. The firm currently has the following professionals who are directly involved in the services we provide to our clients:


Steve DeGuglielmo CPA

Stephen J. DeGuglielmo, CPAstephend@fd-cpa.com

Steve is managing partner of the firm and has over twenty-five years of experience in public accounting, serving small businesses, non-profits and individuals. Steve works closely with business owners in finding solutions to the many challenges of operating a business by providing tax planning and saving strategies, business operations analysis and internal control analysis. Steve also has extensive experience in providing audit, tax and management advisory services to various non-profit organizations. Steve’s background includes being employed by an international public accounting firm before joining Fritz DeGuglielmo LLC. Steve is a graduate of Merrimack College and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and in Florida.


Dan Schaffner CPA

Daniel E. Schaffner, CPA - daniels@fd-cpa.com

Dan joined the firm in 2005 and has nearly fifteen years of professional accounting experience in assurance, accounting and tax services. Dan oversees the firm’s assurance services, and is also significantly involved in providing tax services to businesses, trusts, individuals and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the firm, Dan was employed by firms in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX. Dan is a native of Georgetown, MA and holds Bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Tulane University in New Orleans. Dan is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and in Texas.


Oliver Brown CPA

Oliver H. Brown, CPA, MSA - oliverb@fd-cpa.com

Oliver graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Master’s degree in accounting in 2010 and earned his license to practice as a certified public accountant in 2011. Oliver is significantly involved in performing the firm's assurance services and well as assisting tax preparation services. Prior to joining the firm, he audited HUD programs under Government Audit Standards for compliance with federal regulations for an international accounting firm. Oliver is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.


John Fritz CPA

John C. Fritz, CPAjohnf@fd-cpa.com

John is founding partner of the firm and has over thirty-five years of experience in public accounting and serving businesses and individuals in the local area. John graduated from Bentley College, earned his CPA certificate and in 1975, established the firm in Newburyport.

Stephanie C. Svenonius, EA, MST - stephanies@fd-cpa.com

Stephanie is an Enrolled Agent admitted by the US Treasury to represent clients before the IRS and has been in the accounting profession for over twenty years. In addition to owning and operating a number of successful businesses, she has worked in both public accounting and in industry. She has served as a tax advisor to individuals and businesses in a variety of domestic and international industries, including non-profit organizations, manufacturing, real estate, and retail among others. Stephanie oversees much of the firm's tax services. She has a Master's in taxation from Bentley College (now University), in Waltham, MA.

Lorraine Mahoney, EA - lorri@ritzpayroll.com

Lorri is an Enrolled Agent admitted by the US Treasury to represent clients before the IRS. Lorri also operates Ritz Payroll Solutions, Inc., an affiliate of the firm that provides payroll and related services to many of our clients and others. Lorri has over twenty years experience providing tax and payroll services to our clients and others. If you have any questions regarding payroll or are interested in payroll services we provide, please contact Lorri at 978-462-2161x5 or click on the Ritz Payroll button at the top of the page to visit the Ritz Payroll Solutions, Inc. website.