Who Are We?

Masterpiece Accounting Services

Understanding the interconnectedness of each aspect of a business, such as strategies,  planning, internal operational controls, process improvements, cash flow planning, and forecasting, among others, requires knowledge and experience. This approach aims to support the business’s financial, functional, and strategic functions, contributing to the growth and expansion of a company.
 
We are a learning organization. We believe that learning is a process that never ends. Through the continuous improvement of our members, we are constantly being transformed from within, individually, and as an organization. Based on the application of this principle, we can then build and transform our clients’ businesses to help them achieve the goals they desire.
 
We are a dynamic practice that constantly seeks ways to adapt and learn, staying abreast of the latest developments in the areas of services because we believe that our clients are our greatest assets and deserve the best of our firm. 
 
Our focus is to tailor a plan of action for small to mid-sized companies looking for a comprehensive operational and financial management design through record keeping, planning, cash management, and process improvements.

Core Values

MAS Core Competencies

  • Ability to provide innovative solutions
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to communicate and understand clients’ needs
  • Leadership abilities
  • Strong academic background in accounting
  • Constantly learning and improving myself and my Firm
  • Use of technology to improve processes
  • Training and coaching abilities
  • Measurement Analysis and interpretation
MAS Core Values
  • Highly Ethical
  • Reliable and responsive
  • Follow through with my promises
  • Do not compromise on our core values
  • I believe in hard work and self-discipline
  • Eagerness to continue learning

Ibanessa Soto Hogan

Masterpiece Accounting Services LLC (MAS) was founded by Ibanessa Soto Hogan. With a strong passion for learning, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Public Accounting at La Universidad Technologica de Santiago (UTESA) in her native land, the Dominican Republic. Ibanessa moved to New York in 1997 to continue pursuing her spiritual goals and become a better leader. She has always had a great desire to help people, leading her to start MAS in 2011.

Ibanessa is an Enrolled Agent (EA), a license granted by the Internal Revenue Service to tax professionals, a degreed and experienced Accountant, a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB). She is currently attending graduate school to obtain her MBA at Concordia University.

Prior to starting MAS, Ibanessa worked in the corporate world for 15 years as an accomplished professional, accumulating extensive experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing. She held both junior and senior accounting positions in companies such as Coopers & Lybrand (currently Price Waterhouse Coopers), ThyssenKrupp Elevator/Dover Elevator, Frito Lay and Castle Oil Corporation.

Ibanessa, along with her team, is a business consultant and is passionate about helping her clients achieve success in their business endeavors and lead them through meaningful transformation to enable them to become more competitive and profitable.

Board Member – She serves on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle and on the Education Committee of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP).

Ashley Vera

Administrative Assistant

Ashley has been working in administrative and accounting roles since 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mercy College and is currently working on obtaining a master’s degree. She thoroughly enjoys helping people, organization, and developing ideas and strategies to work more efficiently.
Ashley has a special interest in creating physical and digital art, reading, exploring therapeutic healing practices, and collectibles. She has a warm and gentle personality which makes her a great fit to assist clients with any questions or concerns they may have.

Geovanni Soto

Junior Accountant

He is an accomplished Accountant with over ten years of accounting experience. Geovanni specializes in general and cost accounting and is prepared to help clients with their needs as smoothly and accurately as possible. Geovanni received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing from Universidad Dominicana O&M in 1990. Geovanni’s history as a business owner grants him the ability to anticipate client needs and understand the importance of proper accounting. Geovanni has a dynamic and friendly personality. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, spending time with his family, and investing in his passion for art dealerships.

Let Us Help:

Dear Friend,

It’s one thing to manage a business, it’s quite another to grow it.

If you’re reading this, you know what I’m talking about.

It seems like the books are being handled properly. It seems like payroll is (mostly?) under control. It seems like the IRS is okay with how we’re handling our taxes. It seems like the financial reporting is in place.

We’re flush … most of the time. But we’re certainly not growing. We’re not prospering.

What are we missing?

This is a common story that we hear when we first start talking to business owners. The boxes are checked, the people are in place … but the fact is, they’re not quite sure how to optimize the financials for performance and growth.

Our specialty is in reading between the lines of the systems, the softwares, and the financial statements to see the true financial story being told … even when the reports all “seem” okay (for now).

The fact is that the Federal Government would love to have more of your business’ hard-earned money in their accounts. Your employees probably don’t care about cost control as much as they should. Your sales team might need to focus their efforts in a new direction.

But you don’t have to hand more dollars over to the government than they require, just because you don’t know their rules as well as they do. You don’t have to live in a constant state of anxiety over the state of your books. The future of your business doesn’t have to be a question mark.

Let’s get a real-time reading on your business’s financial health. Answer a few questions below to get started.

Click the button above to take your first step, and we’ll be in touch soon to follow up about your specific needs.

And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why we’ve been called “The Most Trusted MBA, EA in the Area”.

Talk again soon,
Ibanessa S Hogan, MBA, EA

PS — When you fill out the form, we’ll also add you to our weekly email series on “Real World” Strategy for small business owners. Our readers enthusiastically forward these to their colleagues and peers all the time, because they’re not your standard “tax tips”.

PPS — Already want to come in? I don’t blame you … many people are fed up with trying to manage their books and financials on their own. Our schedule is very full … but if you call us at 914-752-3632 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away. We will NOT make dealing with a business advisor as painful as dealing with your books has already been!

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Customer Stories

Kimberly Martelli, KTM Architect

Exceptional Services & Attention to Detail: Masterpiece accounting has been serving our first since establishment in 2011. Their services are detail oriented and focused on finding the best solutions for our business & tax needs. Owner, Ibanessa Hogan, is ahead of the game as she is consistently training and learning new tax regulations to benefit her clients. We consistently recommend their personable & professional services.

Lynn Amos at Fyne Lyne Ventures

I couldn’t ask for a better experience! Masterpiece Accounting handles my month to month bookkeeping. Ibanessa has made suggestions to me that have saved me a lot of money in the long run. Her expertise is invaluable.

Roxanne Ferrance, Cake In A Cup NY

Highly Recommend MAS!

Ibanessa is an extremely knowledgeable and smart accountant. From personal taxes, to business taxes and book-keeping, she has you covered. Ibanessa has inspired a culture of superior customer service/satisfaction in her communication that makes the engagement with her pleasurable and stress free. Highly recommend!

Wendy Patino, Wire Electric Installation Co., Inc.

Best Accountant Ever!!!

Ibanessa is a very knowledgeable and patient to explain every single details in the process of QuickBooks implementation and very reliable as professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.

Renaldo Phillip, Owner of PHILLIP PHITNESS LLC

Let me start off by saying it has been a blessing to meet Ibanessa Hogan. Starting a business is a big step and I’m glad she was able to guide me through the whole process. We spoke on the phone, and at first she told me about the pricing then proceeded to give me options if I wasn’t able to afford her pricing. Her prices are more than fair, it cost money to make money. I met her and she explained everything so easily a child could understand. The process of setting up the LLC was easy. When my LLC was approved she contacted me to come in to review all of the documents it contained. It’s similar to reading the terms and agreements on anything super confusing but she went through everything and any questions I had she was as able to answer. I’m currently letting her take over the financial part of my business so I don’t have to worry about that side and I can focus on making money. I have random questions at times and she is always quick to answer within a few hours or less. She doesn’t just give a yes or no, she gives a detailed answer and goes over all the options I’m able to do. I’m so glad I have her on this business journey with me.

 

Edmund Williams, Owner of Williams Electrical Mechanical Group

My company is a small mechanical and electrical contractor with business annual revenue varying from $250K to $2M and employees varying from 0 to 6.
I would wear all the hats and had no other back-office employees to manage my Quick Books accounting. Ibanessa Hogan and Masterpiece Accounting filled that missing link.
I can now sleep at night.