OUR VALUES – One word: You. Your finances, your business, that is what matters most. The relationship we develop is based on the trust that we have your best interests first.
When she’s not quoting “Moonstruck” and laughing with her family as they plan their next adventure, Sabrina is the President and a founder of DiLeo & Charles. With a degree in accounting, she has been in the Management and Bookkeeping profession since 1995. In 2005, she became the sole owner of a contracted bookkeeper services business, joining the Quickbooks Proadvisor program in 2007. Sabrina’s consistency and reliability in meeting her clients’ needs arise from her loyal dedication to them as individuals; their loyalty to her in return has led to numerous referrals and a present client roster of great depth and width. And one more thing: when you meet her, ask her why she never leaves home without her watch…
WHAT’S THE MOST RIDICULOUS FACT YOU KNOW?
“It’s more general facts about royal etiquette in England from the Victorian era. I think this means I’ve read too much historical fiction or have watched too much Masterpiece Theatre.”
WHAT MOVIE WOULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED IF IT WAS MADE INTO A MUSICAL?
“This may not be a popular answer but I despise all musicals. I will admit Lalaland wasn’t horrible.”
WHAT IS THE ONE ACCESSORY TO YOUR WARDROBE THAT YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
“My watch. I’ve been addicted to checking the time since I was a small child. On the rare occasion that I forget to put one on, I feel lost.”
DO YOU HAVE A MOVIE THAT YOU CAN QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?
“Hands down, Moonstruck. Princess Bride is a close second.”
WHY DID YOU WATCH IT SO MUCH?
“Cher, New York in the 80’s, a Puccini opera at the MET, what more is there to say? “
FELICIA DiLEO, EA
Felicia is Senior Accountant of DiLeo & Charles since 2010. She excels in building client relationships and specializes in working with professional service businesses. Felicia has experience with a wide variety of clients, from ‘mom-and-pop’ shops to publicly traded companies. She is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and passed the Enrolled Agent (EA) exam in 2016. As an EA, she is unrestricted as to which taxpayers she can represent, what types of tax matters she can handle, and which IRS offices she can represent clients before. She has fluency in Mandarin and Spanish. Felicia loves CrossFit, orderliness, and the thrill of mastering new languages.
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT(S)?
“It’s a toss-up between Math and Ceramics. I enjoy problem solving, so I especially love logic proofs and equations-each one like a puzzle, or a mystery to be investigated and solved. I liked Ceramics for the exact opposite reason: it was an outlet where I could forget the rules and get creative (though I probably would never display any of my ‘masterpieces’).”
WHERE ARE YOU THE HAPPIEST?
“I am the happiest when I am spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews. Only way to make that time even happier is if we’re doing some baking together… And then, of course, there’s always Disney World.”
WHAT PRODUCT COULD THE WORLD DO WITHOUT?
“ ‘I love candy corn’… said no one ever! I’ll never understand the appeal of something that looks like a traffic cone and tastes like sweet ear wax. Disrespectful to real corn!”
MIKE HAYDIN, EA, CTP
Mike joined DiLeo & Charles in June 2018. As an Enrolled Agent, Mike has unlimited practice rights before the IRS. He uses his extensive knowledge of tax and financial statements to help small-business owners set and achieve their goals, financial and otherwise. Now a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Mike specializes in strategic planning, income tax reduction, and cash flow management for small businesses. Willing to admit he is a frustrated race-car driver, Mike enjoys watching Formula 1 and making sure his little girl understands technical navigation of a regulation race course.
WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?
“The ability to freeze time. I could get so much done AND sleep. It would be incredible!”
YOU CAN INHABIT A FILM CHARACTER FOR 24 HOURS. WHO IS IT, AND WHY?
“Probably HAL 9000 for obvious reasons.”
THREE MUST-HAVE ITEMS IF YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND?
“Ideally a boat, navigational aids, and some provisions, but failing that: (1) a solar powered record player, (2) some records (specifically: OK Computer by Radiohead, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, Currents by Tame Impala, Babel by Mumford and Sons, and The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse), and (3) sunscreen.”
Jessica has been an invaluable member of DiLeo & Charles since 2014. A natural problem solver, she sifts through financials efficiently and accurately. When Jessica isn’t busy being a knowledgeable and thoughtful Staff Accountant, she can be found strolling through the charming side streets of European cities with hot coffee in hand, inhaling the neighborhood aromas of baking bread and freshly cut flowers.
WHAT IS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL YOU SEE EVERY DAY?
“They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; they also say your day is only as good as your first cup of coffee. Therefore, every morning I see my beautiful espresso machine making the beautiful crema that then sits atop my doppio espresso.”
BEST WAY TO SPEND A RAINY AFTERNOON?
“The best way to spend a rainy afternoon is curled up on the sofa with a fuzzy blanket watching Chef’s Table or some other cooking show. If there’s a nap involved in there somewhere, better still.”
WHAT COLOR OF THE RAINBOW ARE YOU?
“Any shade of blue. It reminds me of the ocean and the sky on a bright sunny day – two of my favorite things.”
Sandra joined DiLeo & Charles in January 2017. Sandra is invested in helping her clients stay organized and make sense of their finances. Her areas of specialty include general accounting, invoicing, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and cash flow management. When she is not here helping her clients, Sandra can be found at the barre studio, running, or trying out the latest food craze with her friends. She is a devoted pet lover and is currently learning her fourth language.
“The TV show ‘Friends’ – even though I’ve watched the seasons countless times, it’s lighthearted and predictable. It’s perfect for a night vegging in front of the TV, having my other obsession: Koku Dairy-Free Ice Cream.”
DREAM VACATION SPOT?
“I’ve always wanted to go to India. The vibrant colors and cuisine seem like they’d be such a departure from everyday life here in New York.”
WHAT IS THE ONE FOOD YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
“Almonds, they’re the perfect snack. Portable and filled with protein and they have a satisfying crunch.“
She’s “Alex” to us, ever since joining us in 2017. In her Operations role, Alex sees to it that DiLeo & Charles gives our clients the best financial experience they’ve ever had. Her love for fluid and efficient operation stems from her love of physical activity. When she is not crunching numbers at DiLeo & Charles, she can be found at her local CrossFit gym, cooking, or painting. As a serious fitness enthusiast, Alex tenaciously pushes her physical and mental boundaries so she can best discover what she is truly capable of accomplishing.
WHAT SMELLS MAKE YOU HAPPY?
“Sunday dinner…meatballs cooking and sauce simmering.”
HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE?
“We met on Martha’s Vineyard where he is from, hanging out with friends.”
LAST MOVIE THAT MADE YOU CRY?
“Every movie makes me cry!”
Maya joined DiLeo & Charles in February 2019, and she brings a fresh, broad perspective to her role as Staff Accountant. Her background in digital and fine arts trained her eye to look for details within a composition… whether that be Degas, or your company’s books. She knows how to create the most effective design solutions, and she applies a similar industriousness when problem solving with clients. Maya has a passion for graphic design and branding, and she spends her time out of the office sketching and reading historical mysteries.
TELL US THE STORY OF YOUR MIDDLE NAME?
“Way before the cloud-based voice service coined the name, I received the middle name Alexa as a variation of my maternal grandmother’s name, Alexis.”
WHERE IS THE FARTHEST YOU’VE EVER BEEN FROM HOME?
“Hawaii is the farthest I’ve ever been from home. The ten-hour plane ride is worth it if you like sandy beaches and lava flows.”
WHO MAKES YOU PROUD?
“My two younger sisters make me proud. I love that they work hard to accomplish their goals and always persevere. Seeing them mature and succeed makes me beam.”