Our Staff


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Sherry A. Furgison, CPA - Certified Public Accountant

Sherry is a Certified Public Accountant and the founding partner of Furgison & Co., CPA, P.C. With forty-plus years of working in the accounting industry, she utilizes this experience to optimize the outcomes for those clients that she serves. She has also served her community through her dedicated service as School Board member for 15 years at Hammond Central School acting as District Clerk for 5 years and then 10 years as the School Board President. She currently serves as trustee on the S. St. Lawrence Association, Inc.’s (a professional medical facility) and as trustee for the Senior Citizens Housing complex. She was the recipient of the distinguished DeWitt Clinton Masonic Award for Community Service having served on many other Boards including E. J. Noble Hospital and the St. Lawrence County Economic Development Board. Her dedication to her family, community and the accounting profession is exemplary. She is an alumna of Canton ATC and Clarkson University, as well as a member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA.
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Jonathan D. Furgison, MBA, CPA - Certified Public Accountant

Jon is a Certified Public Accountant and partner at Furgison & Co., CPA. Jon does the "hard" stuff. He focuses on the specialized automotive repair & maintenance industries, and is passionate about improving their "bottom line". Using the most up-to-date technological tools, analytics, and industry benchmarks, he can diagnose issues and anomalies within his small business clients so that he can provide them with the most comprehensive guidance. Jon’s philosophy is, "Don't worry about the tax, if you are making a pile of money, tax is only a small fraction and the rest you get to put in your pocket!!!" Jon's focus is on timely deliverables to our clients because he believes that timely reliable information allows the business owner to make better decisions quicker. Both he and his wife (Becky) are actively involved in their local church. He has served as a board member on the local chamber of commerce and the local health center. Jon is an alumnus of Clarkson University (class of 2001 and 2002) and a member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA.
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Rebecca L. Furgison - Client Ally

Becky joined the firm in 2006. She is responsible for client onboarding, communication with clients, and workflow management (i.e. she stays on top of what needs to be done and holds our team accountable!). Both she and her husband (Jon) are active at their local church.
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Janelle L. Tuper - Staff Accountant

Janelle is a Staff Accountant and has been with Furgison & Co., CPA since 2011. She performs complex accounting, taxation, and advisory services for small businesses, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. Her expertise is in the areas of campgrounds, food service, and technical service organizations. She is an alumna of Clarkson University (class of 2009) and the State University of New York at Albany (class of 2010).
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Shelby Mendelzon - Junior Staff Accountant

Shelby joined Furgison & Co in December 2016. She graduated from SUNY Canton in 2014 with a Liberal Arts: General Studies A.S degree. Attended Jefferson Community College in 2015 where she earned a Business Administration A.A.S and Associates in Applied Science A.A.S degrees. While there she was a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success which focuses on Leadership and team building. She is currently taking courses at JCC where she recently received an Outstanding Accounting Student award. Shelby has also completed the online QuickBooks Certification course. Outside work she enjoys boating, flying, and reading.