Focus on what counts
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Manhattan College

Licenses

Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute

“Owning and running a business in today’s economy is a roller coaster ride. I find it very personally rewarding to meet my clients’ needs with practical and workable solutions to make that ride a little less bumpy along the way. Using my knowledge and expertise to help people, while delivering value as a trusted advisor, is my passion.”

Danielle Russo, a partner in Citrin Cooperman’s New York City office, brings more than a decade of experience in performing and managing audits, reviews, and compilations for a variety of industries. Danielle specializes in manufacturing and distribution, employee benefit plans, and film production incentives, and also has experience working with a diverse range of clients in consumer goods and service businesses. In addition, she is an active member of the firm’s Women's Initiative, Film Production Tax Incentives, and Employee Benefits Committees.

Experience

Danielle has extensive experience auditing financial statements for manufacturing and distribution clients, including companies with foreign operations and an international presence. As an audit specialist, Danielle helps her clients develop strategies and analyze internal efficiencies and reporting processes to significantly improve them.
 
Danielle assists in leading the firm's Film Production Tax Incentives Practice. She provides specialized expertise in navigating audit and agreed upon procedures requirements to assist independent filmmakers and major film and television studios leverage film tax credits. Danielle and her team of trained professionals provide superior service in an efficient and timely manner to quickly turn around CPA reports to obtain credit certificates in several states, including but not limited to California, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico.
 
In addition, Danielle has extensive experience auditing single-employer and multi-employer defined contribution 401(k) plans. She is an industry expert who understands the complex regulatory and reporting requirements for these plans. Danielle guides employee benefit plan sponsors to ensure they are operating according to fiduciary requirements, updated regulations, and plan documents and amendments.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Manhattan College

Licenses

Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Outside The Office

Danielle is an active therapy dog handler and volunteer, and visits special education classrooms, children’s hospitals, and nursing homes in the metropolitan area.

“Owning and running a business in today’s economy is a roller coaster ride. I find it very personally rewarding to meet my clients’ needs with practical and workable solutions to make that ride a little less bumpy along the way. Using my knowledge and expertise to help people, while delivering value as a trusted advisor, is my passion.”