Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C., Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm specializing in accounting, tax, auditing, and business consulting, with offices in Shelton, CT, is pleased to announce the following promotion effective January 1, 2017:

Heather L. Smith-Jaser, CPA has been promoted to Principal in the Audit and Accounting Department of Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. (DHL&S). With more than 18 years of public accounting experience, Heather provides audit, advisory and tax services to companies in diverse industries. She specializes in health care clients and not-for-profit organizations, with a concentration on social service agencies. Heather’s experience also includes employee benefit plans, rental real estate, and compliance and auditing procedures for Single Audit requirements and entities associated with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Heather serves as the Treasurer of Live Oaks Parent Teacher Association and is a member of the Network of Executive Women in Milford, CT. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Cardinal Shehan Center and was a founding member of The Young Emerging Professionals of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of the region’s young professionals.

Heather is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.