Nelson Couto, CPA, CFP®, and Anthony DeFranco, CPA, CFP®, MS (Taxation) of Couto DeFranco, P.A. have been named as 2014 Five Star Wealth Managers and featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine January 2014. Out of the 3315 wealth managers in New Jersey who were seriously considered for the award, 646 were named. Couto and DeFranco represent less than 1 percent of the eligible Wealth Managers in the New Jersey.
"We are delighted to be acknowledged as a Five Star Wealth Manager by New Jersey Monthly, and proud that the work we have done for our clients has been recognized,” says Anthony DeFranco.
Couto and DeFranco are recognized as leaders in the field of wealth management, where they combine their CFP® knowledge with over 25 years as being CPAs to help their clients with their wealth management and tax planning needs, along with helping them with their financial goals and aspirations.
They believe the best way to help clients reach their financial goals is simple: to listen. “It is important to listen to where they are today and where they want to be tomorrow,” says Nelson Couto. The partners feel that clients are paying them for their knowledge—both as NJ Certified Public Accountants and Certified Financial Planners®—so it is their responsibility to develop a financial plan that is sound, objective and honest. This model has been their secret to success.
Nelson Couto and Anthony DeFranco, established the NJ CPA firm of Couto DeFranco, PA in 1992 and are located in West Orange, N.J. The firm serves individuals, businesses, estates and trusts. For more information on their full suite of accounting, wealth management and tax preparation and planning services, please call 973-325-3370 or visit the company’s website at http://www.accountants-nj.com