July 13, 2012
By Stephanie West
Senior accountant Terri-Ann Santana-Farrugia, with outstanding credentials and labor experience has now joined Garden City-based Armao, Costa & Ricciardi, CPAs, P.C. Her vast background includes comprehensive auditing and financial reporting – for labor unions, Taft-Hartley Multi-Employer Employee Benefit Plans, privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Santana-Farrugia previously held the position of auditor at the Hauppauge firm of Wagner and Zwerman LLP. During her four year tenure, she collected and analyzed data to detect deficient controls, duplicated efforts, fraud and non-compliance; examined and evaluated financial and information systems; inspected accounting books and systems; and prepared government filings, among other duties.
Earlier in her career, Santana-Farrugia was an auditor at the New Hyde Park accounting firm of Abrams, Herde and Merkel, LLP, handling employer payroll audits. She began her accounting career in the Suffolk County Comptroller’s Office.