Kristel Accounting


Tax Preparation
& New York State Representation
Retirement Planning

Professional Tax Advice​


Due to the new variants of Covid, we will not be having in person office appointments at this time. We are taking these precautions for your safety as well as ours. Our office remains open and we have instituted several guidelines to protect you and our employees. To talk with Bob, Gary, Michelle, Sue or Joyce,  please feel free to call us at 518-370-8000 between 9 am and 4 pm. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns.

  •  We have a mail slot in our office door for client’s organizers and records.
  • You may mail your completed organizer to our office.
  • Once we have completed your return, we will call you with the results and make sure that there are no last minute changes that have to be made. The completed returns and your records will be sent back to you or you may pick them up at our office. Please call us before you pick up your tax returns and records.
  • All consultations will be provided via telephone

About Kristel Accounting

At Robert L. Kristel, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, located in downtown Schenectady, N.Y., we are committed to our clients. We believe in personalized service and maintaining a close relationship with our clients through on-going communication. We welcome inquiries from our clients and encourage them to call us to help them solve their financial, accounting and tax problems. We are always responsive to our client’s needs. Our goal is to improve our client’s profitability. 

Many of our clients are closely held businesses and rely on us to help them reach their long term goals. We assist in both business and personal financial planning. Our firm provides financial management services as well as investment advisory services. Through the years we have established relationships with many local attorneys, bankers and investment firms and investment advisors. 

We are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPA’s. We participate in the AICPA’s Peer Review Program and its continuing education program. Since 1972, we have had the privilege of working with hundreds of clients and local businesses. As your accountants and trusted advisors, our priority is your financial well being. 

What Our Clients Have to Say

Kristine Papp
Kristine Papp
I trust Bob and his staff 110% with our accounting needs.
Marina Kristel
Marina Kristel
I KNOW I’m getting great advice here. Top notch, personable, and reliable!
Northeast Speech-Language Pathology, P.C. Services
Northeast Speech-Language Pathology, P.C. Services
This firm is amazing! So personable and helpful!
Jakcob Bolton
Jakcob Bolton
Jesus Gutierrez
Jesus Gutierrez
Michelle is the best accountant ever

Our Accounting Services

Tax Preparation

We have made significant investments in our tax preparation systems and training of our experienced accounting staff. Our research enables us to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for all types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations.

Financial Reports

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company’s profitability and efficiency. We provide financial review financial reports and compilation financial reports. We review the completed financial statements with our clients so that they have a better understanding of their business. The financial statements we prepare are a useful tool for management making decisions.

Investment Advisory Services

Our firm has been assisting clients with their investments by working with them and their financial advisors. We will review the client’s investment portfolios with them and their financial advisors to make sure that our clients are getting the best possible returns on their investments.

IRS and New York State Representation

We have years of experience interacting with many of the taxing authorities and have achieved a level of competence that can ensure that our clients are being properly represented before the various federal and state taxing agencies.

Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis

A business may be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company’s financial condition, estimate financing requirements and track cash-flow sources and uses.

Estate & Trust Planning

Effective estate and trust planning facilitates the orderly transfer of your assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential

Retirement Planning

Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.

Financial Planning

A properly structured financial plan enables you to face any financial challenge that may present itself at each stage of your life. Through the financial planning process, we can help you assess your financial needs and develop strategies that will enable you to achieve your goals and strengthen your financial security.


Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with any bookkeeping needs including bank reconciliations, so that you know what your business activities are each and every month rather than once a year.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Finding the right business partner for your company can be a difficult task. We can assist you in the merger or acquisition process by assessing such critical elements as tax considerations; competitive tactics and position; financial impact and cash flow considerations

Business Entity Selection

Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. “S” corporation, sole proprietor, Limited Liability Company) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business entity for your company.

Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company’s day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. Our firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Sales Tax Services

Many of our clients collect and submit sales taxes in many different areas. We can assist your business in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax reports in an efficient and timely manner.

Contact Us

Robert Kristel Accounting
670 Franklin St

Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 370-8000

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