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HCBC Team

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Scott Benefield, CPA/CVA

Scott Benefield, CPA/CVA

Managing Partner

Scott P. Benefield joined the Firm in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint. Scott worked his way up to managing partner and majority shareholder over the years. He enjoys spending time at his beach home with Firm Mascot “Guido” better known as Tax Dog and also dining out with friends and family and traveling around the world when time allows. NC Certificate # 21247

Neil Crossley, CPA/PFS

Neil Crossley, CPA/PFS

Founder, Firm Advisor for Tax Services

NC Certificate # 3960

Charles Craven, CPA

Charles Craven, CPA

Partner

Charlie Craven joined the firm in 1994. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration as well as a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlie and his wife, Kaye reside in Charlotte. NC Certificate # 24227

Scott Benefield, CPA/CVA

Scott Benefield, CPA/CVA

Managing Partner

Scott P. Benefield joined the Firm in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint. Scott worked his way up to managing partner and majority shareholder over the years. He enjoys spending time at his beach home with Firm Mascot “Guido” better known as Tax Dog and also dining out with friends and family and traveling around the world when time allows. NC Certificate # 21247

Neil Crossley, CPA/PFS

Neil Crossley, CPA/PFS

Founder, Firm Advisor for Tax Services

NC Certificate # 3960

Charles Craven, CPA

Charles Craven, CPA

Partner

Charlie Craven joined the firm in 1994. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration as well as a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlie and his wife, Kaye reside in Charlotte. NC Certificate # 24227

Laura Tosti

Laura Tosti

Senior Manager

Laura Tosti joined Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA in 2006 after graduating from Concord University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She has a list of hobbies that include hiking, camping, and spending time with her family. Laura and her husband, Robert, live in Indian Trail with their two daughters and a German Shepherd named Colt.

John Stevens, CPA

John Stevens, CPA

Manager

John F. Stevens joined the firm in 2016. He graduated from the University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio, with a B.A. in Business Administration and has been in public accounting since 1987.John and his wife, Maria love North Carolina and enjoy time with family, friends, the outdoors, and homegrown vegetables from the garden. NC Certificate #22209

Jennifer Bartalini

Jennifer Bartalini

Senior Associate

Jennifer Bartalini is a Senior Associate at Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA. She graduated from SUNY Old Westbury, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 2016. As an accountant, she takes pride in the efficiency and accuracy of her work; and strives to provide the best service possible. Her three children like to keep her busy with outdoor activities; and they don’t mind having a mom that can provide expert help with their math homework.

Laura Tosti

Laura Tosti

Senior Manager

Laura Tosti joined Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA in 2006 after graduating from Concord University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She has a list of hobbies that include hiking, camping, and spending time with her family. Laura and her husband, Robert, live in Indian Trail with their two daughters and a German Shepherd named Colt.

John Stevens, CPA

John Stevens, CPA

Manager

John F. Stevens joined the firm in 2016. He graduated from the University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio, with a B.A. in Business Administration and has been in public accounting since 1987.John and his wife, Maria love North Carolina and enjoy time with family, friends, the outdoors, and homegrown vegetables from the garden. NC Certificate #22209

Jennifer Bartalini

Jennifer Bartalini

Senior Associate

Jennifer Bartalini is a Senior Associate at Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA. She graduated from SUNY Old Westbury, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 2016. As an accountant, she takes pride in the efficiency and accuracy of her work; and strives to provide the best service possible. Her three children like to keep her busy with outdoor activities; and they don’t mind having a mom that can provide expert help with their math homework.

Jason Swierc

Jason Swierc

Associate

Jason Swierc first joined Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA in 2018. He received his Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Originally from Louisiana, Jason and his wife moved to Charlotte in 2015 after honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps. Outside of work he enjoys playing golf, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Ivan Kosovan

Ivan Kosovan

Associate

While serving in the United States Army National Guard, Ivan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He joined Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA in 2019. He currently resides in Charlotte and enjoys the nature and all that the city has to offer. Ivan has numerous hobbies including sports, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Rabreena Vass

Rabreena Vass

Firm Administrator

Rabreena’s previous office experience and excellence in customer service lead her to join Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, P.A. in 2017. She is the first point of contact to all new and current clients and is also a North Carolina Notary Public, should clients need to have any official documents notarized. Rabreena and her fiancé, Shawn, live in Waxhaw with their son and rescue Pit mix named Xane.

Jason Swierc

Jason Swierc

Associate

Jason Swierc first joined Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA in 2018. He received his Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Originally from Louisiana, Jason and his wife moved to Charlotte in 2015 after honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps. Outside of work he enjoys playing golf, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Ivan Kosovan

Ivan Kosovan

Associate

While serving in the United States Army National Guard, Ivan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He joined Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, PA in 2019. He currently resides in Charlotte and enjoys the nature and all that the city has to offer. Ivan has numerous hobbies including sports, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Rabreena Vass

Rabreena Vass

Firm Administrator

Rabreena’s previous office experience and excellence in customer service lead her to join Hobbs, Crossley, Benefield & Craven, P.A. in 2017. She is the first point of contact to all new and current clients and is also a North Carolina Notary Public, should clients need to have any official documents notarized. Rabreena and her fiancé, Shawn, live in Waxhaw with their son and rescue Pit mix named Xane.

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