40 Under 40: Brian DiMattesa, CPA
Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you chose the field/profession you are in today.
My career in public accounting began immediately after graduating from Penn State in 2002. My first position was a staff accountant with a small firm. In 2011, I joined St. Clair CPAs, P.C. and was promoted to Principal in 2017. The accounting profession provides me with a wide range of expertise where I have the opportunity to work with numbers and apply the logic of the various accounting regulations and tax codes, specifically the complicated aspects of the TCJA. In my experience, I have found that real estate developers work closely with our CPA firm to navigate the various tax benefits which enhance their profitability and working capital. Presently, with the new tax law of 2018, pertaining to Opportunity Zones, our firm has created new ways to help with tax savings and strategic planning. There is always something new to learn to help our clients in this industry.
What outside activities do you enjoy during your free time?
I enjoy going down the shore, spending time with my family, rooting for the local Philly sports teams and of course, Penn State!