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Valente & Seward CPAs, PLLC was established in 1963. Our firm is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of service. With strong technical knowledge and availability, our staff are able to meet your needs. Get in touch with us to work with a firm large enough to serve your needs, yet small enough to maintain responsive service and personal involvement.
Peter G. Valente, CPA - Partner in Rutland, VT
Peter G. Valente, CPA - Partner
Peter graduated from Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont, and has more than 35 years of experience in public accounting. Peter specializes in taxation of limited liability companies, individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts. He is a member of the AICPA and VTCPA. Peter is an avid outdoorsman and has a fondness for Labrador retrievers. Contact Peter directly at Valente@vtcpas.com.

Charlene McFarren Seward, CPA - Partner in Rutland, VT
Charlene McFarren Seward, CPA - Partner
Charlene is a graduate of Castleton University with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance. She was born and raised in Rutland and has been with the firm since 1998. Charlene has expertise in corporate, partnership, trust, and individual taxation and accounting for businesses. She is also an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and supports our clients in their accounting software needs. She is a member of AICPA and VTCPA. Charlene is an active member of the community. Contact Charlene directly at Seward@vtcpas.com.

Kristi N. Raymond, CPA - Staff Accountant in Rutland, VT
Lori A. Marcy, CPA - Senior Accountant
Lori is a graduate of Castleton University with a B.S. in Accounting. She has many years of experience in the preparation of payroll, individual, corporate, partnership, and non-profit tax returns. Lori is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and can assist with all QuickBooks needs. She enjoys gardening, quilting, and spending free time with family. Contact Lori directly at Marcy@vtcpas.com.

Lori A. Marcy, CPA - Staff Accountant in Rutland, VT
Lisa Taggart - Staff Accountant
Lisa is a graduate of Castleton University with a B.S. in Accounting and Management. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Accounting at Castleton. In her free time, Lisa enjoys yoga and being outdoors with her family, friends and her puppy, Brady. Contact Lisa directly at Taggart@vtcpas.com.


Nancy Waterman - Administrative Assistant in Rutland, VT
Nancy Waterman - Administrative Assistant
Nancy is our front office professional. She has over 23 years of administrative experience and keeps our office flowing effectively and efficiently during our busy tax season and throughout the year. Nancy can easily assist you in setting up an appointment with one of our staff. She is also readily available to answer your questions concerning payroll, sales & use, and rooms and meals tax. Contact Nancy directly at Waterman@vtcpas.com.
Contact us in Rutland, Vermont, to receive the attention you deserve from your accounting firm.