O'Donnell & Co.


Public Accounting and Tax Firm for over 35 Years 

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About Us

O’Donnell & Company is a full service, year-round public accounting and tax firm.  The firm provides bookkeeping, payroll, accounting and tax preparation services to a variety of small business clients and individuals. As a small firm, personal service is a priority.  O’Donnell & Company specializes in serving Roman Catholic Churches, with more than 35 years experience and over 30 clients in the Archdiocese of Newark. The firm provides a full range of services to its clients, from bookkeeping and journal entry through tax return and financial statement preparation.

Joseph O'Donnell, no longer practicing since 2018
The firm was founded by Joseph O’Donnell, a licensed public accountant in the State of New Jersey with more than 40 years of experience.  Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He began his career as the business manager for a construction company in southern New Jersey.  Joe served as the treasurer and then eventually as the business administrator for the City of Elizabeth, New Jersey, from 1963 through 1968.  He began his career in public accounting in 1968 with the firm Lieberman Bros., Drossman, Albert & Co.  Joe quickly branched out with a partner to form the predecessor firm of Joseph O’Donnell & Company. Joe uses his own experience as a small business owner, along with his accounting and tax knowledge, to provide each client with the sound financial and management advice they need to succeed in their own businesses.  
Ralph Riccio
Ralph Riccio is an accounting manager with O’Donnell & Company.  He is a graduate of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics.  Ralph’s reporting and tax experience spans varying types of entities, including: corporations, estates, trusts, partnerships, sole proprietorships, nonprofit organizations and individuals.  He assists clients with the setup of their bookkeeping and payroll systems, and uses remote capability to provide immediate assistance.  Ralph’s 30+ years of experience with the firm has enabled him to become a trusted advisor to his clients.
Kathryn O'Donnell Luppino

Kathryn O’Donnell Luppino is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.  She spent four years with Ernst & Young, LLP in New York as an auditor.  Kathy specialized in evaluating internal controls and preparing financial reports for healthcare, nonprofit, and subsidiary organizations. She joined O’Donnell & Company, a family-owned firm, over twenty years ago.  Kathy uses her auditing and computer skills to help clients establish and improve their internal controls and accounting systems.  Her experience in payroll and tax preparation enables Kathy to assist clients in meeting their reporting obligations to both the Federal and State governments.  She is now managing the daily operations of the firm.

Ivone Martins

Ivone Martins is the newest member of the firm, having been with O’Donnell & Company for five years. She is a part-time bookkeeping and accounting assistant. Ivone has received on the job training and therefore extensively understands and meets the needs of each of our clients. Ivone provides exceptional customer service to clients both on the phone and in person on a daily basis. Ivone is responsible for payroll preparation services, bank reconciliations, accounts payable administration, and accounts receivable functions for multiple corporate and non-profit clients. She provides each client with the individualized attention they require in order to maintain appropriate bookkeeping records.