FOUNDER and Senior Partner
Kathy Zaroczynski earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She has been a practicing accountant since 1992 and an Enrolled Agent (enrolled by the IRS to practice) since 2002.
Her experience with the Intuit product line (QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, Enterprise, and Point of Sale) began in 1992 when assisting a client in creating a set of financials to sell his business.
She was intrigued by the versatility of the program and began studying it and eventually began the consultant certification process, certifying in every single Intuit program including the coveted Advanced ProAdvisor Certification in 2007.
She belongs to several peer groups (National Association of Tax Professionals, National Associates of Enrolled Agents, and The Woodard Group, among others) as well as her local Chamber of Commerce where she participates and volunteers frequently, teaching business owners and young bookkeepers the ins and outs of the industry.
She is a voracious reader and a self described "Sci-Fi" nut who loves traveling at any opportunity.
Michael Zaroczynski is a graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Management with a B.S. in Accounting. Through the years he has worked in the construction, manufacturing, software, and professional sports industries before joining Z&A Associates in 2007. His duties included accounting, office management, controllership and project management.
Since that time Mike has worked with numerous clients both remotely and on-site. He is a Certified Pro Advisor and has worked both with QuickBooks Desktop and is now beginning to work with QBO. He has established procedures with start-ups to maintain an efficient and well run office.
Along with being an avid sports fan, Mike is always looking to add to his music collection.
Cherie Fisher earned her Accounting degree at The University of Steubenville in Ohio. After several years of employment in the accounting department of Macke Business Products, she enjoyed being a full time mom of 4 children. Cherie has been working from home for the last ten years as an employee for a large dental practice located in Virginia Beach. She has been a part of the Zaroczynski and Associates team on a part-time basis for almost two years, and enjoys the opportunity to serve clients in the same caring manner exemplified by her employers. In her free time, Cherie enjoys spending time with family and friends, serving in the preschool class at her church, reading, gardening and walking her dogs.