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Carol Donatiello Iocca, a Principal at WilkinGuttenplan, oversees the firm’s quality control and has over 25 years of public accounting experience.

She has considerable experience working with closely held businesses in various industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, SEC engagements, and not-for-profits, and she specializes in servicing real estate (including multi-family housing) and construction clients. Carol also provides peer review services to other accounting firms.

In addition to client service, Carol’s responsibilities at the firm include being responsible for the firm’s quality control, which provides monitoring the firm’s compliance with professional standards, pre-issuance review of financial statements, keeping the staff abreast of recent promulgations and technical issues concerning accounting and audit engagements, as well as guiding the firm through the peer review process.

Named an “Outstanding Young Woman in America” and one of the NJSCPA’s 2012 “Women of Note.” Carol previously worked at regional public accounting firms that specialized in servicing the real estate industry.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey
  • CPA License: New York
  • (CGMA) Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the NJCPA Peer Review Executive Committee
  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Former Trustee of the Board of Trustees, NJCPA
  • Former Treasurer of the NJCPA Board of Trustees
  • Former member of the NJCPA Audit Committee
  • Former  Board Member for St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Former  Chairperson, Finance Committee for St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Former Chairperson, NJCPA’s Accounting and Auditing Interest Group
  • Recipient of the NJCPA Distinguished Service Merit Coin – Standard of Excellence Recognition
  • NJCPA 2012 “Women of Note”
  • Recipient of the 2018 NJCPA Volunteer Award


  • Carol graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBS) from Pace University. She continues her education through regular continuing professional education (CPE) and educational seminars.


What excites you most about the future of your industry?

The use of artificial intelligence and Blockchain that have the potential to reduce the routine and mundane tasks of compliance so that task-oriented procedures become less and less and consultant and advisory procedures become more and more.

What is your favorite part of the culture at W&G?

My favorite part is the comfortable and fun working environment.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Que Sera Sera.

Describe the attributes of your ideal client.

Attributes of the ideal client would be has integrity, business savvy, committed to quality, communicates expectations clearly, allows for a reasonable amount of time for the work to be completed, available for questions, understands the value of the services, pays timely and seeks an ongoing relationship.

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