Brenda K. Santoro, CPA

Brenda K. Santoro, CPA

Poughkeepsie Office

Brenda, a partner at D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP, works primarily out of our Poughkeepsie office. She is the Mid-Hudson offices’ partner-in-charge of nonprofit audits and engagements. She is also responsible for providing audit, review, compilation, and tax services for small business clients. She is specialized in using computer-assisted techniques for sample selection, fraud detection and analytical procedures applied to both financial and non-financial data. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Nonprofit Organizations (including audits in accordance with governmental auditing standards and Federal Single Audits under OMB Circular A-133)
  • Construction Contractors
  • Use of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs)
  • Internal Audit
  • Peer Review Services



  • State University of New Paltz, Bachelor of Science in Accounting



  • Previous experience as an accountant in private industry for 10 years prior to joining D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP in 1997
  • Became a CPA in 1999
  • Became a partner in 2005



  • New York State Certified Public Accountant


Committees and Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Board of Trustees of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
  • Audit Committee Chair of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • NYSSCPA’s Peer Review Committee


D’Arcangelo Committees

  • Information Technology Committee
  • Quality Control and Ethics Committee
  • Co-Chair of Nonprofit Practice Unit


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