Once upon a time, in a former life, I landed in a small CPA office in Center City, run by the late Sol Sardinisky, who had fifty years in the business. I worked mostly with the firm's junior accountant, Elliot, and we certainly clicked, to the point where it was tempting to just ride his coattails like any smart office assistant (certainly smarter than me) would do. Having worked directly for Elliot, I can attest to his discipline, ethics, client-centered approach to his work, and his impressive skills that were honed at a big firm before he landed where I would work. I'm not just a former assistant, however, I'm also a client.The year prior to my working for him, I had some expenditures which I didn't realize were deductible, but which Elliot did, and I watched, as if by magic, my $64 tax bill turn into a $256 refund. I wouldn't recommend any other accountants, not that I know many, but I wouldn't be worried that a recommendation of Elliot to others would be something I'd regret. He's really good at what he does in a profession where incompetence can be incredibly costly, as we've learned.