About Us

Proven Experience to Solve Your Tax and Accounting Problems

Forensic Accounting and Tax Consulting Inc.

  • Tax Preparation of Individual, Partnership, S Corporation, C Corporation and Employment Tax Returns
  • Representation before Federal and State Taxing Authorities, including examination audits, collection issues (ie: installment agreements, offers in compromise, etc.), and appeals representation
  • Clearly provides advice and options to clients regarding Passive Activity Losses & other Tax Concerns & Questions
  • Adjunct Instructor at Portland Community College teaching Individual Federal Income Tax, accounting and payroll tax
  • Created and instructs an 80-hour class at Portland Community College, which is required by the State of Oregon for individuals who wish to take Oregon’s 5-hour exam to become licensed tax preparers
  • Consults with other accountants, resolving complicated federal tax issues
  • Interviewed on the cable program, “The Portland Experience” and OPB radio program, “The Golden Years”

Internal Revenue Agent

Internal Revenue Service
1988 – 2004

  • Successfully accomplished audits for individuals, S corporations, midsize C corporations, partnerships and trusts, and abusive schemes utilizing solid research and strong computer skills
  • Consultant to other agents regarding passive activities manufacturing and trust audit issues, resulting in increased efficiency and positive results
  • Chosen among entire pool of IRS Revenue Agents as consultant to agents nationwide, successfully addressing questions involving one of the most complex Internal Revenue Code Sections (passive activities)
  • Instructed newly hired employees utilizing outstanding organization, presentation, communication and listening skills, enabling new Revenue Agents to confidently begin fieldwork
  • Managed Revenue Agent group with 12 agents in five different locations, ensuring audits completed timely and accurately, as well as addressing individual concerns

New York State Insurance Fund


  • Audited books for policy holders, having determined proper filing and coding for workers’ compensation
  • Analyzed payroll, cash disbursements, check books, general ledgers, financial statements, tax returns and contracts, ensuring correctness of personnel categorizations

Computer Skills

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, LaCerte, and UltraTax

Tax Representation

Diane is authorized to represent clients before the State and Federal Taxing Authorities


M.S. Accounting
State University of NY at Binghamton
Phillip M. Piaker Award for Excellence in Accounting

B.A. History, Minor in Education
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society