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Christine Backel

Senior Advisor – Business Advisory Practice Grassi & Co.
Work Phone: 516.256.3500 Work Phone: 516-918-5951 Website: http://grassicpas.com/
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Christine Backel is the Senior Advisor for the Business Advisory Practice at Grassi & Co. Christine possesses over 20 years of diversified experience providing CFO advisory services including financial reporting, tax planning, capital planning, budgeting, job costing, preparing financial statements, accounting policies and procedures and human resource management.

In addition, Christine’s industry knowledge and expertise includes, but is not limited to, Professional Services, Construction, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Entertainment.

During her career, Christine has held financial positions at various companies allowing her to become a well-rounded professional making her an incredible asset to the Grassi & Co. team. In her most recent role, Christine was the Chief Financial Officer at Global Scenic Services, Inc., a customer service oriented scene shop. Prior to that, Christine held positions at Lefrak Organization and RCS Computer Experience.

Some of Christine’s most notable achievements to date are:

• Handled every aspect of a start-up Company in growth stages

• Established & implemented GAAP financial and accounting policies and procedures

• Developed and maintained internal accounting controls and processes to safeguard assets

• Designed, developed and monitored human resource policies and procedures in line with company goals

• Implemented new management reports for information efficiencies

• Designed cash projections to manage cash balances and maximize return on excess balances

• Completed coursework to become a Certified Financial Planner

Christine has been a true asset since joining the Grassi & Co. team, proven by her due-diligence and work ethic, as well as the various in-house training sessions she has conducted for her fellow employees.

An active participant in numerous accounting and professional organizations, Christine is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from SUNY New Paltz.