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Accounting Advisory Board

The Stony Brook University Career Center and College of Business Accounting Advisory Board is made up of recruiting partners who are invested in hiring Stony Brook University students for top internships and full-time jobs. Students can find valuable information about the accounting industry on the Career Center's Accounting Resources Website.


Peter DiakovasilisPeter Diakovasilis, CPA, MST
Partner, Core Tax Services

Peter is a tax partner with more than 15 years of experience in public accounting. His experience encompasses corporate and pass-through entity tax planning and consulting for both federal and state income taxes for New York Metro area clients, including multinational and multi-state companies.

Peter’s experience ranges from publicly–held corporations to privately-owned businesses and their owners in a various industries, including: retail & consumer products, manufacturing & distribution, private equity, healthcare, real estate, technology, and life sciences.

Peter has also been a frequent instructor at BDO’s National Training Conferences and other local training programs.


Ken Cerini

Ken Cerini 
Managing Partner
Cerini & Associates, LLP

Ken is the Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP and is the executive responsible for the administration of our not-for-profit and educational provider practice groups. In addition to his extensive audit experience, Ken has been directly involved in providing consulting services for nonprofits and educational facilities of all sizes throughout New York State in such areas as cost reporting, financial analysis, Medicaid compliance, government audit representation, rate maximization, board training, budgeting and forecasting, and more.

Ken has won numerous awards, and has been quoted in publications such as Newsday, Long Island Business News, the Long Island Press, and the New York Times. Ken is the editor for two of the seven newsletters published by the firm, including The Report Card, written for private schools, and The Special ED-ition, published for special education providers. He taught a graduate level nonprofit accounting course at LIU—CW Post.


Carissa ScanlonCarissa Scanlon
Cerini & Associates, LLP

Carissa joined Cerini & Associates in March, 2007, and has since provided both tax and audit services to various business industries. Carissa’s audit background with small to mid-size organizations gives her invaluable insight to the internal workings of a business that will allow her to fully assist to all of a company’s needs and growth.




Kiegh Dudley

Kiegh Dudley
Senior Campus Recruiting Specialist

Kiegh Dudley is the Senior Campus Recruiting Specialist serving as the primary lead for all assurance campus recruiting efforts for CohnReznick’s five New York Metro offices, including the company’s headquarters in Manhattan, NY.  He has quite an interesting journey as he previously spent time working in both the assurance and advisory service lines within the public accounting profession.  He is a licensed CPA who started his career in the Commercial Audit group of CohnReznick where upon making Senior Associate, transferred to their Transactional Advisory Services (TAS) practice.  Throughout his time on the client service side, he had always gotten involved in the firm’s campus recruiting efforts in addition to committees and mentorship programs at various colleges and universities.  That passion and experience is ultimately what brought him to the role he has now stepped into.  His hope is to leverage his experience of having worked in two out of the three service lines in public accounting to offer a unique perspective to speak from when engaging with college faculty as well as their students to try and connect them with the exciting opportunities this profession has to offer.  This passion had also led Kiegh to secure the opportunity of being an Adjunct Lecturer within the College of Business at Stony Brook University, whereby he was further able to bridge the gap between the classroom and the profession.

About CohnReznick

CohnReznick is a top professional services firm in the U.S. providing award-winning advisory, assurance and tax services. We are a team of professionals driven by a sense of excellence, integrity, commitment to lifelong learning, respect for one another, adaptability, and making a difference. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We offer varied career paths supported by strong professional development programs and a flexible work environment with competitive benefits. In serving our many stakeholders, CohnReznick is committed to our role as a value creator and as a force for change in promoting sustainability and social and economic justice.


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