Donald Sarcone graduated from California State University , Fullerton , California campus in 1981, with a BA in Accounting. Mr. Sarcone began his accounting career with a Manhattan CPA firm where he was a Senior Staff accountant. While there, he developed his expertise in accounting and auditing services. He specialized in the areas of manufacturing industries, service organizations, law firms, medical practices and other professional practices. Also, he trained, supervised and evaluated personnel.
Mr. Sarcone joined DeSantis, Kiefer & Shall, LLP in 1985. Due to his vast experience he soon became Office Manager. In this role, he was responsible for the smooth operation of the office. With the influx of computer hardware and software, he became proficient in both areas. On July 1, 1997 , Mr. Sarcone was awarded a partnership in the firm and became Managing Partner on August 1, 2000 . In recognition of his achievements, the firm name was changed to DeSantis, Kiefer, Shall & Sarcone, LLP in January 2001.
Donald is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants - Staten Island Chapter. He earned a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Personal Financial Planning from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in November 1999. Mr. Sarcone previously served on the New York State Society of CPA’s – Small Size Firms Practice Management Committee. Additionally, he holds insurance licenses in New York and New Jersey, and is associated with 1st Global, Inc. where he is a registered representative holding Series 7 and 66 licenses. Mr. Sarcone is also a Partner in DKS Advisory Group, LLC a financial services firm.
Mr. Sarcone has many ties to his community and various charitable organizations. Mr. Sarcone is a charter member and founding officer of the Gateway Rotary Club of Staten Island. Rotary’s highest honor, a Paul Harris Fellow was bestowed upon him in 1997; he served as both President and Treasurer of said organization. Additionally, Donald served as Treasurer and on the Board of Directors of Staten Island Cares, Inc., an AIDS related organization. Also, he has held the same positions with Rainbows Hope, Inc., Wishes Granted, which is an organization that provides assistance to chronically ill children. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Y.M.C.A. and served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and currently serves as chairman of the Fund Development Committee. In 2003, Mr. Sarcone served on the Salvation Army Staten Island Advisory Board.