Each of our clients has a unique background, circumstances, needs, objectives, and hopes.
Our staff of CPAs, Accountants and Bookkeepers take the time to listen, to ask the right questions, and to apply their expertise to work closely with each client to discover the best possible plan for meeting their goals.
Cristina founded the certified public accounting company and provides tax planning and preparation, financial statement and audit services, business controllership functions, consulting and advisory services.
Cristina's career experience began working in accounting for a project engineering firm before obtaining a position in public accounting. She specialized in auditing, and internal controls for service-related companies when she was hired by one of the company's clients, a trust company. She was the head of corporate accounting and tax, as well as accounting and operations for investment funds. In this position, she launched the accounting and financial functions for four new product lines and established and maintained internal controls and operating procedures for the trust company as it grew from $300 million in assets to $9 billion. She was promoted from within the organization to Corporate Controller of its parent financial holding company. There she was responsible for the corporate accounting, financial reporting, and taxation of the parent company and its subsidiaries including: a trust company, broker dealer, fund accounting group, hedge fund, registered investment advisor, and a portfolio management company. In 2003, she along with Alan Tackman, formed ACT Financial Services Group LLC and managed the Company together until his retirement from the Company in 2011. The Company then became ACT Financial and Tax Services, LLC and has grown the Company exponentially over the years.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and is also a graduate of the New England School of Banking Trust Program at Williams College. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Cristina is a Board Member of HELP for KIDS: An Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center. She is the Past President of the Exchange Club of Stamford. She is the recipient of the 2020 National Exchange Club Connecticut District Exchangite of the Year Award for her role in raising awareness and funds for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. She also serves as a Board Member of MS President US and The Italian Center of Stamford, and is a member of several other local non-profit and civic organizations. She served as a Board Member and Finance Chairman of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority from 2011 through 2019. Cristina is a Justice of the Peace in the State of Connecticut.
Alan has over 50 years of business and CPA experience. He began his career in public accounting in the tax department of the big six firm, Touche Ross & Company. Six years later he joined a local firm, where he was promoted to partner. In 1984, along with two other partners he established Tackman, Pilla, Arnone & Company PC. During his tenure the company grew to be one of the largest multi-office local public accounting firms in Fairfield County, Connecticut. In May 1997, he founded his own firm, A.C. Tackman and Company, and in 2003 joined with Cristina Andreana to form ACT Financial Services Group LLC. After retiring from public accounting, and ACT Financial Services Group, he formed Apexx Business Solutions Inc which provides consulting services to businesses and individuals. Alan is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport.