Julie Steele, CPA

Partner / Firm Manager – Canastota Office

  • Tax Planning/Compliance for Business, Non-Profits, and Individuals
  • New Business Setup Assistance

315.697.2345 ext 127


  • Certified Public Accountant – November 1993
  • New York State Society of CPAs – 1993–present
  • American Institute of CPAs – 2003–present
  • Gustafson & Co. – 1989

“In high school I wanted to become a teacher… until I took accounting. I loved math and accounting and never looked back. I took the CPA track at Utica College and started at Gustafson two weeks after graduation in 1989.

“Now I get to be a teacher one-on-one with my clients. I teach them ways to prepare their books that saves them time and money…and that makes sense for both of us. And through our consultations I help my clients better understand their businesses. They also like the fact that we’re here for them all year, not just during tax season.”

Julie started her career in accounting immediately after graduating from Utica College with a Bachelor of Science degree in May of 1989. She started with Gustafson & Co. in the same month and has been with the firm ever since. She obtained her CPA in 1993 and today is partner at the Canastota office specializing in tax for business, individuals, estates, and trusts.

Julie and her daughter live in Oneida Castle. She’s Treasurer of the Clayville Library Association, member and past-president of the Mohawk Valley Business Women’s Network, and Church Council President and Worship Committee Chair at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She’s fond of reading novels, mostly mysteries, science fiction/fantasy and political intrigue.