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Kristen Amari, CPA, CFE

Kris has over 30 years of public accounting experience and 10 years of forensic accounting experience.  Kris works with a variety of clients and their small to medium sized businesses.

Kris started her career in Accounting at Grant Thornton where she worked as an auditor and tax senior for several years.

In 1999, Kris began working at Schlechter & Monteverde CPAs, LLP where she quickly became a key employee at the firm. Her dedication to her clients and her attention to detail helped the firm achieve new growth. In 2004, when Gerald Schlechter retired, she and Laurie formed the partnership of Monteverde & Amari CPAs, LLP.

Kris enjoys a challenge and excels at helping clients solve problems. She is well versed in financial statement preparation and as a result is able to help her clients comply with their banking and borrowing requirements. Kris has also worked with clients to help them plan and manage their estates. She works on several Trust Accountings and also handles specialized PFC Airline Audits as required by the FAA.

In addition, Kris is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has worked on a variety of forensic cases including recovery of lost profits due to employee theft and various civil and criminal cases with attorneys.

Kris has a Bachelor of Science degree from Long Island University, School of Professional Accountancy at C.W. Post Center.

Kris and her husband, John, live in Smithtown. Kris enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening and baking when time allows.


  • Member, NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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