We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Please take a moment and read more about our people, our history, our credentials, our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

Our People

Our staff - in their own words:

Elizabeth Fernandes : I have been with Jadah Carroll LLC for the past 10 years. I guess you can call me a dinosaur! I have two beautiful boys. One is 15 years old and the youngest is 2 years old. They are a handful but I don't see life without them. I am currently attending Baruch College in hopes of graduating mid 2016 with my accounting degree. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I immensely enjoy working with Jadah because her client base is very diverse. Communicating and interacting with individuals who have chosen different professions challenges me and enhances my business/accounting knowledge. I love my co-workers; it is always a pleasure to have such positive people around you. I also enjoy traveling, learning about different cultures and most of all spending time with my kids. I love watching horror movies in my spare time.

Valerie Zohni: I started as a temp in January of 2012 and am excited to be approaching my 4 year anniversary In early 2016 as part of the Jadah Carroll LLC team, now as a full-time employee. I worked as a bookkeeper at a number of retail establishments over the years, and enjoy the opportunity to work with our clients and build relationships. I love being exposed to the many types of businesses and industries with whom my client-base allows me to work. I have four children, two sons-in-law, and 2 grandchildren! I love to exercise, dance, watch old musicals, and eat a great meal. I am blessed to be surrounded by a loving family and to be a part of this winning team.

Jaime Sturm: I‘m a native New Yorker, born and bred in Manhattan. I attended Hunter College obtaining my BS in Economics/Accounting. A few years later (and many late nights studying) I earned my credentials as a Certified Public Accountant. When my colleague Jacob and I first met Jadah in 2017, we knew we had a winning partnership on hand. We had been managing a leading tax and accounting firm in midtown Manhattan for several years together, and were looking for a change. We were immediately impressed by not only Jadah’s exceptional professionalism and knowledge, but also the candor and character of her staff, Elizabeth and Valerie. I still live here in Manhattan, on the Lower East Side, and along with my wife Ariane, we are raising our two young children, Jacques and Juliette. I’m an avid guitar player, bicyclist and love to cook.

Jacob Shurin: I was born and raised in the Madison section of Brooklyn, near Sheepshead Bay. I attended Queens College and earned my BS in Accounting. Entering into the accounting profession some 15+ years ago, my specialty has always been taxation – high net-worth individuals, small businesses, corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. I believe that even the most basic personal tax return requires the same attention to detail as the most complex consolidated entity. When I met Jadah and her team I recognized that same commitment, and it’s an honor to work alongside such a dedicated group of professionals. I live in Cedarhurst, on Long Island, along with my three wonderful kids, Zaki, Dara, and Tamara. In my free time you’ll find me on the basketball court, reading, or spending time with my family.

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Our History

I have been in business since 1989. I started working out of my apartment doing bookkeeping for a number of small businesses. I added tax preparation to my skills, and found that I was running out of room in my apartment and took an office in Soho. My business has grown each year and I have added staff to accomodate. I come from a creative background myself - was a professional dancer for years, still have my hands in theater - run a small not-for-profit company, BrazenHeart Productions, teach, perform and produce theater and film. I have quite an understanding of the creative process and can "translate" the necessities of business to the creative mind.

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Our Credentials

I am an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. I am a member of the National Society of Accountants, the National Association of Tax Preparers, and am an Accredited Tax Advisor and an Accredited Tax Preparer.

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Our Areas of Specialization

We provide accounting and tax services for small businesses and sole proprietors, aid in financial planning services for individuals and estates, auditing services for businesses and individuals, consulting services for business development and management, and accounting and tax services for the Internet environment and e-commerce.

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