For the last 15 years, Jonathan Ankney, the chief CFO of Small Business CFO, has been working with small businesses and non-profits continually in a variety of financial management functions. Whether by consulting or by working "in the trenches" with business owners, he uses the variety of skills and techniques gained through his broad experience.

Jonathan founded Small Business CFO in 2004 in response to the critical need he saw in in small businesses and non-profit organizations: regardless of development stage, they still needed guidance, accounting services, and financial expertise to thrive. Since incorporating, he has helped over 100 small businesses in areas including financial systems development, forecasting, cash flow management, and payroll.

In addition to financial management work, Jonathan has written for Smart Hustle (link) magazine, is an active Toastmaster, and serves on the finance committee of the parish of Calvary-St. George (link) in Manhattan.  He graduated from Binghamton University in 1994 with an MBA in finance and arts administration.

Michelle RichardsonBookkeeper

Michelle joined Small Business CFO in early 2016 after demonstrating her skills by passing SBCFO's Diabolical QuickBooks Assessment© with flying colors.  Her experience here includes entering payrolls, deposits, and bank transactions for clients, assisting with closes, and helping with accounting projects.

Prior to joining the firm, she spent time in sales, running her own business, and managing her home!  She has been an active volunteer in her community, and has a Bachelor of Finance degree from Jacksonville State University.  

In order to provide you with a complete set of financial services you need for your business, we’ve partnered with individuals in related fields who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to service and integrity to their customers.  In short, by coming to Small Business CFO you have access to a team of professionals who will provide you with a custom set of financial tools to meet your specific needs.  Contact us so that we can put together a comprehensive financial team for you.

Elizabeth Picarella
Business Insurance

Liz Picarella is the principal of Picarella Insurance Brokers, LLC. She has worked in many different capacities within the insurance industry, including reinsurance underwriting, client relations, agency operations, new business development, account management and marketing.

Liz attributes the success of Picarella Insurance Brokers to the attention and careful consideration given to each and every client, whether they are first time homeowners or a CEO, and aims to bring the highest quality service to her clients, no matter how large or small.

The types of business insurance Liz brokers includes general liability, workers compensation, professional liability, product liability, property and cargo coverage, and employment practices liability.

Larry Bennett
Tax Preparation and Counsel

Larry Bennett is the founder of Bennett Tax and Financial Service, a tax preparation firm serving individuals and small businesses since 1999.  His goal is to make each client’s tax experience—from preparing to paying—as smooth and pain free as possible, at rates that are competitive with high end tax services.  A key part of his success is due to making sure that clients not only pay the minimum amount of tax while being compliant, but also explaining complex tax rules in plain language.

 Larry’s tax work includes preparing corporate tax returns, partnership tax returns and schedules, and at the federal, state, and city levels.

Joel Field, CFP®, CLU®, LUTCF®
Retirement and Financial Planning

Joel Field is founder of Field Financial Strategies, a boutique financial planning service.  His goal is to empower clients to live life to its fullest and confidently let them pursue their goals, worry-free about finances. Joel’s priority is to serve his client diligently, proactively, and transparently—without bias or hidden conflict of interest—and provide a superior client experience.

Through Field Financial Strategies, clients have access to a wide network of top-rated companies and investment professionals that the firm has selected with care and prudence, allowing Joel and his team to craft solutions clients’ individual financial needs, objectives, and style.

Joel M. Field, Registered Representative offering securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. A Licensed Insurance Agency. 420 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10170, 646.227.8000. Joel M. Field, is a Financial Adviser offering investment advisory services through Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Adviser. Field Financial Strategies is not owned or operated by NYLIFE Securities LLC or its affiliates.  SMRU Approval 1751025 exp. 9-26-19