Patrick Higgins, CPA
Co-Manager of the Firm
Pat has worked with Frank and Greg for 17 years and recently returned to the firm. Pat started his public accounting career with Frank and worked at FX Cassidy & Associates from 2005- 2012. Frank served as an early mentor to Pat; and over the years, Pat made the decision to return to FX Cassidy & Associates in November 2021 before Frank's passing. Most recently, Pat worked at a Top 50 accounting firm in the United States specializing in assurance, compliance and consulting for small to mid-sized business and high net worth individuals. Pat has considerable experience working with small to medium sized business clients. Pat consults with business owners and works with them to achieve their goals and assist them through the challenges they face in the business life-cycle. Pat works with high-net-worth individuals to plan and optimize results for their future financial needs. Pat is a graduate of Drexel University and a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Pat lives in Jenkintown PA with his wife, Elizabeth and two children, Finnegan and Sloane.
Gregory Specht, CPA
Co-Manager of the Firm
Gregory Specht, CPA is a senior accountant with FX Cassidy & Associates since 1997. Gregory graduated from Goldey Beacom College, located in Wilmington, Delaware. Gregory is a member of the PICPA. Gregory prepares every type of tax returns, including individual, Corporate, fiduciary and Partnership. Gregory can help clients maintain existing business organizations, modifying the tax organization or creating a new tax entity. He has worked with many small businesses since 1997 to set up the internal operations to create efficient practices, to allow the taxpayer to keep their business practices and procedures simple and easy. Gregory can be contacted at 610-667-0800, ext 2 or email@example.com, with any questions or requests for consultations.
Tom Dewey is a senior accountant with FX Cassidy & Associates specializing in individual, business, and payroll taxes. He has worked in public accounting since 2012, specifically as a tax accountant preparing individual, corporate, partnership, and payroll tax returns. He works closely with each client to ensure complete tax compliance, while taking advantage of all applicable tax laws to minimize the client’s tax liability. Tom graduated from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting, as well as a minor in Management Information Systems. While at the University of Delaware, Tom was a member of the Accounting Students Association and also played for the Water Polo team. If you have any questions or requests for consultations, Tom can be contacted by calling the office at 610-667-0800, Ext 3, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Abel, CPA
Michael Abel is a senior accountant for FX Cassidy & Associates. He has over 25 years experience in tax accounting, tax planning, individual financing, and forensic accounting with an emphasis on bankruptcy and divorce cases. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Brittany Hudson is an accountant with FX Cassidy since 2022 but has been doing taxes for almost 16 years. Brittany has worked at multiple Fortune 500 banks as well as public accounting firms. She specializes with preparing individual and business returns plus bookkeeping. She has experience with multiple types of business from small to mid-size. Brittany holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Delaware State University and pursuing her MBA at Wilmington University. Brittany can be contacted at 610-667-0800 or email@example.com.
Arvin Sean N. David is the new Staff accountant for FX Cassidy & Associates. He is a recent graduate from The Catholic University of America earning his B.S. in Accounting on May 2022. He is no stranger to taxes, having volunteered as a tax preparer for low-income families with VITA Catholic during his junior year. As a new member of our team, he hopes to gain as much real-world experience as he can working Greg, Patrick and Thomas as he kick-starts his career in accounting. Adavid@fxcassidy.com
Shannon Riso joined FX Cassidy as the office manager in 2022. She has over 15 years of experience cultivating business teams and workflows. She has considerable expertise in customer service and is a master of implementing and modifying procedures leading to proven increase in productivity. She enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with the daily operations of an office and is adept to wearing multiple hats and managing multiple stressors. In her previous role as Office Operations Manager she facilitated all aspects of the day-to-day administrative, financial and operational functions of the business while working with the C-level executives. Her talent for aligning business objectives with comprehensive administrative knowledge increased revenue and boosted efficiency. She holds a degree in business administration and is looking to further her education in accounting. She lives in South Philadelphia and spends most of her free time with her daughter Jordan.
Frank Cassidy, CPA 1958 - 2022
Frank Cassidy founded FX Cassidy & Associates in January of 1984 and worked in tax accounting, tax planning, individual financial planning, and tax compliance services for over 38 years. Along with his experience in individual tax and wealth management, Frank worked extensively with small businesses and their owners including medical practices, information technology companies, and real estate firms. Over the years, he served as a strategic business advisor and a tax strategy and compliance consultant. He held both a Certified Public Accounting Certificate and Certified Financial Planner Certificate.
Frank conducted numerous presentations regarding current tax topics including the tax aspects of business. He was recognized as one of Philadelphia's "Best Personal Wealth Managers" in 2009 and received the "Readers Choice Award" for Montgomery County in 2002. He was an active member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.