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Christopher R. Cicalese, CPA, MSTFP
Christopher R. Cicalese, CPA, MSTFP

Specialty Areas

Xero Advisor


  • B.S. in Accounting and Finance, Rutgers University – Camden, 2011
  • M.S. in Taxation and Financial Planning, Widener University, 2012

Professional Memberships

  • New Jersey Society of CPAs
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • New Jersey Attractions Association (NJAA)
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
  • Associates Committee, Builders League of South Jersey (BLSJ)
  • Legacy Club Member, JerseyMan and PhillyMan
  • Young Professional Chamber Committee, Camden County Chamber of Commerce

Christopher R. Cicalese, CPA, MSTFP

Associate Partner

Cherry Hill, NJ
856-667-4100 Ext. 1137

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Implementing tax strategies for professional athletes, family entertainment centers and amusement businesses.

An Associate Partner at the firm, Chris began his accounting career at Alloy Silverstein in 2007. Since then, he has developed a specialty in providing a wide range of accounting, tax planning, and consulting services to professional athletes and PGA Tour professionals, especially regarding international taxation issues. In addition to his niche with athletes, Chris enjoys working with family entertainment centers and other businesses in the amusement and hospitality industry. He also works with traditional businesses such as professional services, real estate, construction, physicians, and medical offices. Chris has represented and testified on behalf of clients before the Philadelphia Tax Review Board. He is actively involved in the firm’s litigation support and business valuation practice areas and attended the NJCPA 2019 Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference.

Chris is an active member of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and the New Jersey Attractions Association (NJAA), where he also serves on the Golf Committee.

As Director of Cloud Services, Chris is a leading member of the firm’s internal Technology and Computer Committee where he is responsible for evaluating new software and programs and keeping the firm abreast of technological advances and updates. He became Alloy Silverstein’s first Xero certified professional, assists other team members in achieving their Xero certification, and has represented the firm at Xerocon and regional Xero events to keep our firm up-to-date on cloud-based accounting best practices. Chris is also our clients’ trainer and point-of-contact when they begin their transition to Xero and Alloy Silverstein’s business process outsourcing services.

After graduating from Rutgers University-Camden in 2011, Chris achieved his Masters in Taxation and Financial Planning from Widener University in 2012. For his notable contributions to the accounting profession and local community, Chris was recognized as a “30 Under 30” by the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 2015 and a “20 Under 40” by South Jersey Biz in 2019. He 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 and health insurance.

Getting to Know Chris

Chris, a resident of Medford, NJ, is a big Philadelphia sports fan, especially cheering on the Philadelphia Flyers. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, their son, Greyson, and their rescue dogs. Chris looks forward to trips to the Jersey Shore boardwalks and arcades to play crane games, leading to his specialization of the amusement industry.

Honors & Achievements

  • 20 Under 40 by South Jersey Biz, May 2019
  • 30 Under 30 by NJCPA, July 2015
  • @AthleteCPA named a 2019,  2018, 2017, and 2016 Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Feed by Forbes’ Kelly Phillips Erb (@taxgirl)

Community Involvement

  • Animal Welfare Association
  • Community Funding Reviewer, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • CPA Career Awareness presenter for NJCPA, speaking to South Jersey high school students about the public accounting profession
  • New Jersey DECA Judge

Insight Contributions and Publications