Industry Experience


“Raffa has the right combination of planning, strategy, and execution which distinguish Best of the Best firms from among more than 500 firms that participated in the 23rd IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.  The IPA Best of the Best CPA firms demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance. In any economy – up or down – clues for what to do, where to focus and how to practice can be found in the IPA Best of the Best. Exceptional client service, commitment to firm wide training, unique benefits for both staff and clients, and specialized client focus all lead to the path of the IPA Best of the Best.  The IPA 2013 Best of the Best firms are well-managed and well-executed examples of how to succeed. The 2013 IPA Best of the Best firms come in all sizes and are geographically dispersed across the U.S. The largest firm to make the list is $418 million and the smallest, at $5.6 million. “The IPA Best of the Best firms represent the pinnacle of high-performing accounting firms in the U.S. Each firm demonstrates the right combination of vision, planning, training, and execution to deliver superior performance,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “We congratulate Raffa, P.C. for being a representative of the best of what the profession has to offer,” he says.

“The success of the Best of the Best firms is a tribute to their leadership and staff. Their performance defies trends by capturing the long-term goals that are needed in order to sustain growth and client service through both prosperous times and down times,” says Kelly Platt, publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting.”

Public Accounting (IPA) Best of the Best Firm for 2013 List

“I wanted to thank Faith and really commend Angela for the excellent work in getting Jamie’s little girl added to her insurance.  Jamie was so relieved and ecstatic, and thanked me for being a rock star, but I assured her the credit goes to you two.”

- Courtney Barefoot
American Rivers, Inc.

“I just want to thank you so much for your diligence in attaining agreement from Humana to cover the December charges from Marie's dentist.  Taking our case to the CEO of Humana is certainly going the extra mile for your client!

I can always count on you, and all of Raffa's associates, to be a strong advocate and resource.  I can't tell you how much we appreciate it!!”

-      Sheila Catino

“I wanted to send a quick email of praise and thanks for the incredible support I get from Patti Curran and Christy Bonnewell.  I work with both of them in the Benefits Administration for William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts.  They are both incredibly responsive to any questions I have, and go above and beyond to make sure I'm taken care of.  I'm so thankful to have them in my corner!  It's a joy to work with them, and you should be proud to have them on your team.”

- Jennifer Kearns
Ed Ops

“I’ve been working with Roni on several issues and she is very responsive and professional. She is a great asset to Raffa.  You guys are lucky to have her.”

- Kandi Hopkins
August, Lang & Husak, Inc.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a huge asset I think that Patti Curran is to your organization.  She has been a huge help to Bill and me in administering our benefits.

Any time I have a question or need clarification regarding our benefits, I contact Patti and she immediately responds with either an email or a phone call.  If we talk on the telephone, she always follows up with an email to summarize what we talked about.  Being fairly new in the human resources field, she has been a tremendous help to me.  She is always kind and gracious, and I never feel like I am “bothering” her with silly questions.

I just wanted to share my thoughts with you, because I feel that Patti goes beyond my normal expectations and I am so glad that she is our point of contact.”

- Vickie Minnick

“I thought I should take a moment to let you know what an absolute pleasure it’s been working with Eddie Owen. Eddie is organized, committed, and impeccably professional. Importantly, he has always been patient and considerate while helping us in the process of getting organized.

Just thought I should mention that if Eddie represents Raffa’s integrity and customer service, Bill and I are confident we’re in good hands!”