Caroprese & Company is a certified public accounting firm that provides innovative and strategic services to a diverse client base. Our dynamic professionals perform at a high intensity and are laser focused on providing excellent cost-effective solutions to our global clientele.

When partnering with Caroprese, you can expect significant involvement with experienced professionals that maintain the highest levels of confidentiality. We approach every project with a proven methodology that results in tailored solutions to our clients’ most complex problems. Our success is not determined by short-term engagement results but by the long-term success of our clients.

Brandon CaropreseFounder

Brandon’s reputation as a knowledgeable advisor, meticulous project manager and versatile technical expert continues to grow with every new client relationship. Through his work both at Caroprese & Company and his previous role with KPMG LLP, Brandon has consistently added value by serving as a trusted lead advisor and staffing engagement teams equipped with the right skillsets and backgrounds to solve complex matters from M&A due diligence, systems implementations, digital transformations and other middle and back office initiatives. Brandon’s vast experience includes services as an advisor to COOs, CFOs, investment professionals and business leaders across multiple industries.

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While a Manager at KPMG LLP, Brandon gained valuable experience working with leading private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout his experiences with KPMG, Brandon became inspired to build his own practice dedicated to specialized and cost-effective services built upon trusted relationships. Brandon’s vision for his practice is to build a team of individuals that possess the diverse set of skills needed to be successful in today’s workplace, and to provide those team members with opportunities to grow through meaningful engagement experiences. Brandon strives to provide his staff with professional and challenging opportunities, and encourages them to challenge themselves each day by constantly learning new things and delivering value to clients.

Strategic Advising

Brandon is frequently engaged as an advisor by executives at public and private corporations, state and local government municipalities and non-profits. With expertise in business performance improvement, restructurings and technology, Brandon has proven capable of keying essential change within companies possessing as much as $10 billion in assets and over 20,000 employees. Brandon has a successful track record of generating significant improvements for even the most complex organizations.

Experienced Tax
& Accounting Advisor

Brandon possesses a diverse understanding of very technical issues in both fields of accountancy and taxation. Brandon serves a broad client base of high net worth individuals, private equity funds, hedge fund managers, and multi-national corporations. His firm provides leading tax return preparation and tax consulting for corporations, pass-through entities, and individuals.

Brandon advises clients on a range of complex issues including transfer pricing, tax-free reorganizations, and complex distressed company situations. Brandon is experienced in M&A transactions (both PE & strategic), representing both buy-side and sell-side companies, structuring tax-efficient deals and performing due diligence investigations on target companies.

Education & Certifications

B.S., Accounting, Seton Hall University (magna cum laude)
M.S., Taxation, Villanova University
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (candidate)

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
New York Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors

Live with one foot raised.

You will want to capitalize on every opportunity to realize greater success. We strive to deliver that, with a proactive approach and a constantly calibrated understanding of your specific situation.

Be Disciplined.

We use your precise objectives and strategic goals to drive our decision-making and daily priorities. We stay focused on your exact needs to eliminate inefficiencies and uncover hidden value.

Work hard.

Every member of our team is extremely passionate about what they do. This isn’t a job, it’s a call to serve and help others realize all they want to achieve.

Trust the process.

Every client is unique, but our process, applied uniformly across all client engagements, generates tangible results. Through our proven approach we’ll develop an executable strategy together, then attack it with relentless and unwavering energy.

Master the detail.

When it comes to taxes and accounting, you can’t afford even a “small error.” That’s why you hire us. We obsess over the minutiae. We roll up our sleeves and get the job done right.

Carmela Bulacan Tran, CPA

Manager, Advisory

Meet a Team Member

Carmela Bulacan Tran, is a Manager in our Advisory practice, where she leads accounting advisory and implementation initiatives. She blends her CPA and data analytics expertise to serve clients ranging in size from entrepreneurs to multimillion dollar revenue companies. Carmela has advised her clients on the tactical construction and implementation of carve-out financial statements, data quality, fraud investigations, litigation support, and preventive analytics.

Prior to joining Caroprese, she managed global, multi-workstream engagements at PwC for 8 years, specializing in detailed analysis of clients’ data for forensic investigations and mergers and acquisitions. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and the AICPA. She graduated cum laude at Georgetown University, where she majored in Accounting and Operations and Information Management.