Partners Profile

Greg M Cooper, CPA CSEP, Managing Member

Greg graduated from Pace University in 1980 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and has worked in public accounting ever since. Greg spent two years with a Big 4 firm before moving back to his native Sullivan County. He started his own firm in 1988 and has been fortunate enough to see it grow and expand to its current size of 27 motivated employees in three locations.

Greg is licensed in New York and Pennsylvania, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Services section, New York and Pennsylvania State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Institute of Business Appraisers, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant member. Greg is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and has been active in many civic organizations.

EMail: greg@cooperarias.com


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Andrew J. Arias, CPA, CrFA

Andrew graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, and is the partner in charge of the firm's audit department. In addition to being a CPA, Andrew has also earned the designation of Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr. FA).

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

EMail: aarias@cooperarias.com


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Susan M. Peters, CPA

Susan graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Masters degree in Business Economics and became a CPA in 2000. She specializes in governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Sue has been with the firm since 1997 and was admitted as a partner in June 2014.

Sue is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

EMail: speters@cooperarias.com


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Deborah L. Amelio, CPA

Deborah graduated from SUNY Albany with a bachelor of science degree in Accounting in 1984 and became a licensed CPA in 1992. She has 26 years of experience in public accounting. She was a partner with Urmston, Forshee, Plain and Amelio CPAs PLLC and joined Cooper Arias in November 2014 when the two firms merged.

Deborah is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

EMail: damelio@cooperarias.com




Susan M. Kraycer, CPA (Retired Partner)

Susan has been with the firm since 1989 and brings thirty years of experience with her. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Saint Mary College with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. She was admitted as a partner in 2001.

Susan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Women of Sulivan County and is the Current treasurer as well as Past President of the Liberty Rotary.

EMail: skraycer@cooperarias.com