Firm News

March 09, 2020

Spring 2020 Spotlight: Ren Cicalese III, CPA, MST

Our Alloy Spotlight this quarter is on Associate Partner Ren Cicalese III, CPA, MST.

It’s not often that you hear people talk about their ‘love of tax,’ but for Ren Cicalese, III, CPA, MST, taxation is a fascinating, unpredictable, and rewarding subject. “Tax laws can change from day to day with the swipe of a pen. I love the rush to adapt quickly in order to help clients keep more money in their pockets.”

Delivering tax advice, especially State and Local Tax services (SALT), is one aspect of Ren’s role at Alloy Silverstein. He also provides accounting and advisory services to a broad range of clients, with a specialty for manufacturers, title insurance companies, and professional service providers. Deeply involved with the firm’s internal Accounting and Auditing committee, Ren keeps all team members informed of the latest industry developments, updates and best practices.

His knowledge, as well as his proactive approach have not gone unnoticed. “He made me smile about my taxes, which is a near impossibility,” wrote one client. “I haven’t had anything but positive experiences,” said another. “I know I’m in good hands.”

A constant presence in the South Jersey community, Ren often speaks on behalf of the firm on various business topics, is Director for the Southwest Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and still finds time to give back to our community.

“I’ve always believed that it’s important to leave your community better than when you arrive,” he explains. Ren serves on the board of the Cooperative Business Assistance Corporation (CBAC), is a former board member of the Non-Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey and he leads the firm’s food drive, delivering hundreds of pounds of food to the Food Bank of South Jersey every year.

A graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance, he holds an M.S. in Taxation from Philadelphia University (now Jefferson), is certified in the state of New Jersey, has passed the FINRA Series 7 and 66 exams, and may offer securities through Avantax Investment ServicesSM, Member FINRA, SIPC. He is also licensed to sell life insurance.

Ren has been recognized twice as a “30 Under 30” by NJCPA, “40 Under 40” by SNJ Business People and was selected as a Burlington County Times Emerging Leader Class of 2017, among other honors.

He’s a new father with an 18-month old son, a role that he cherishes. When he’s not playing dad, or enjoying time with his wife in their Cinnaminson home, Ren loves music, comics (Batman, specifically), football, golf and being a Philadelphia Phillies fan.