WEST HARTFORD, CT I Dec. 12, 2019
WEST HARTFORD, CT—Vanessa Rossitto, CPA, a partner and industry leader of blumshapiro’s Government Services Group, has been recognized as one of the Distinguished Service Awardees for the Inaugural Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) Women’s Awards. The honor recognizes the many contributions that CPA women professionals are making in Connecticut.
“Vanessa embodies our award-winning culture of performance that encourages our employees to engage and contribute their ideas and perspectives to better serve our clients, our colleagues, our firm and our communities,” said Joseph Kask, CEO of blumshapiro. “Vanessa is a trusted partner and mentor who continues to play an integral role in the success of our firm, development of our employees and improvement of our communities. We congratulate Vanessa on her success and for receiving this outstanding award.”
“I want to thank CTCPA for recognizing the work of so many great women in Connecticut who are making a difference in our industry as well as where we live and work,” said Rossitto. “We have made great gains in our profession and I am very optimistic about its future with so many talented women entering the CPA field. I congratulate the other Distinguished Service Awardees as well as the Women to Watch Awardees recognized by the CTCPA.”
Winners of the inaugural CTCPA Women’s Awards were selected in two categories: Distinguished Service and Women to Watch. Nominees for Distinguished Service were scored in several categories including thought leadership, contributions to the profession, community service, mentoring of other professionals and leadership in workplace improvements.
As a partner and industry leader of blum’s Government Services Group, Rossitto has over 25 years of experience in government accounting and auditing. 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.
Rossitto is the partner sponsor of blum’s Diversity & Inclusion (DIBS) committee. DIBS is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating differences among the firm’s employees as well as recruiting a talented and varied cross-cultural workforce. She is also a member of blum’s 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, and offering honest feedback and advice to all blum employees about how to support the women they work with.
Rossitto is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Greater Hartford and Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, as well as the Accounting Department Advisory Board of Central Connecticut State University and the Board of the Charter Oak State College Foundation.
Rossitto received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University.
The Distinguished Service Awards will be presented at the 2020 CTCPA Women’s Awards Breakfast on January 22nd at TPC River Highlands Clubhouse in Cromwell, CT.