Vanessa Rossitto, CPA

Industry Partner Leader - Government

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Experience Highlights

As a partner and industry leader of blum’s Government Services Group, Vanessa performs a wide variety of significant audit engagements, including financial and compliance audits of government and quasi-government engagements. She has over 25 years of experience in government accounting and auditing. Vanessa is knowledgeable of the reporting requirements of both Uniform Guidance and the State Single Audit Act. She has played an instrumental role in obtaining and maintaining the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for her clients.

Vanessa serves on the Special Review Committee for the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. She has also testified before the State Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee on behalf of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants on Raised Bill No. 1034, “An Act Concerning Regional School District Governance.” Vanessa was elected partner-in-charge of the firm’s Government Services Group in 2015.

Vanessa is the partner sponsor of blum’s Diversity & Inclusion committee, which is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating differences among our employees—as well as recruiting a talented and varied cross-cultural workforce that adds to our dynamic understanding of collaboration and unification.

She is also a member of our Women Who Lead Social Network, which includes a wide range of senior-level blum personnel actively helping to clear advancement barriers for women through guidance, coaching and advocacy—as well as offering honest feedback and advice to all blum employees about how to support the women they work with.

Professional Education
  • Central Connecticut State University - Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Professional Organizations & Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants - Strategic Planning Committee; Past Treasurer, Board of Directors; Past Chair, Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee
  • Government Finance Officers Association of Connecticut
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada - Special Review Committee, GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting; Special Review Executive Committee
  • Tri-State Diversity Council - Member
  • Leadership Greater Hartford - Board of Directors; Finance Committee; Class of 2000
  • Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity - Past Vice President, Board of Directors; Past Chair, Governance Committee; Past Chair, Audit Committee
  • Connecticut Council of Small Towns
  • The Connecticut Society of CPAs - Executive Director Search Committee Chairperson; Strategic Planning Commission
  • Charter Oak State College Foundation - Board Member

My favorite part is the fact that we epitomize the word team. We build each other up when we need it and celebrate when we earn it.

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