Ross S. Alessandro, III, CPA, Joins Schneider Downs as Tax Shareholder and Research and Development Credit and Incentive Services Expert

PITTSBURGH, PA—Schneider Downs, one of the top 60 public accounting, tax, and business advisory services firms in the U.S., is thrilled to announce the addition of Ross S. Alessandro, III, CPA as the firm’s newest Tax Shareholder. In his new role, he will focus extensively in providing research and development credit and incentive services to firm clients.

Mr. Alessandro has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, including four years implementing ERP systems. Prior to joining Schneider Downs, he was a partner at a larger national accounting firm. His expertise includes assisting companies with the entire life cycle of claiming and sustaining research and development credits and incentives, as well as estimating the benefit for any open tax periods, discussing qualified research activities with technical professionals, quantifying qualified research expenditures, calculating and documenting the benefits, and more.

“Our clients have increasingly needed the expertise of a research & development credit and incentives specialist,” said Steve Thompson, co-managing Shareholder of Schneider Downs. “We’re thrilled to add Ross to our team and we’re confident that his knowledge and skillfulness in this area will help continue to expand the depth and breadth of our tax practice.”

Mr. Alessandro received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University and his Masters of Science in Taxation, Magna Cum Laude, from Robert Morris University. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvanian Institutes of Certified Public Accounts, as well as the Virginia Society of CPAs.

For more information, please contact Schneider Downs.

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