DIRECTORS

Directors

MEET OUR DIRECTORS

Learn more about our directors below and get a better sense of the quality
and excellence that our firm 
stands for.

DAVID A. ARCARA, CPA

Dave received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Canisius College in 1992. Upon graduating, he worked for the internal audit department of a large bank with offices in Buffalo. Dave began his career in public accounting in 1994 when Arcara & Borczynski LLP was established. Dave was elevated to Partner at Arcara & Borczynski, a position which he held from 2008 through 2014, until he became a Director at Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates PC in 2015.

He devotes a majority of his time to the audits of labor unions and employee benefit plans, and he is also involved in the audits of not-for-profit organizations. His background in internal auditing and 20 years of public accounting experience have proven valuable in the evaluation and development of the internal control structures of our clients.

He is the designated audit partner for the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

Dave has been involved with the Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), where he has served as Vice President, Chairperson of the Young CPA's Committee and the Cooperation with the Risk Management Association Committee, and President.

Dave is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
JON V. ZUCARELLI, CPA

Jon is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Jon joined Brody, Weiss, Zucarelli & Urbanek, CPAs, P.C. Jon was elevated to Director in 1993. Jon recently served as Managing Director through 2014, until he became a Director at Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates PC in 2015.

Jon has over 39 years of experience in providing tax compliance and consulting services, as well as estate tax services to his clients.

He is also actively involved in the community, having served and currently serving on numerous civic, community and professional organizations.

He is an active member of the AICPA and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants.
DONALD J. LENDA, CPA, MBA

Don graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance and from Canisius College in 1993 with an MBA in Accounting. He spent 8+ years at a big four firm in the tax compliance and consulting practice. Don then joined Brody, Weiss, Zucarelli & Urbanek, CPAs, P.C. as a Director in 2004. Don served as Director through 2014, until he became a Director at Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates PC in 2015.

Don has 19 years of experience in providing tax compliance and consulting services, as well as managerial consulting, assurance and advisory services to the clients he serves. He is the firm’s coordinator for quality control, quality assurance and firm peer review programs.

He is an active member of the AICPA and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing ice hockey, skiing, fishing and golf.
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