Our Staff

Rochester has been home to Flower City Tax since it's birth in 1983. Company founder, Valarie A. Hill began Flower City Tax & Accounting as an alternative to the large accounting and tax firms that are more interested in their pocketbooks than the customers, and the typical national franchises where you are just a number. Devoted to customer satisfaction and "home-style" financial services, Flower City Tax knows who YOU are and what YOU need in a tax professional.


Valarie Hill FCTAValarie Hill, EA  founder of Flower City Tax & Accounting, 

Valarie started Flower City Tax in her attic on Flower City Park in 1983, We are deeply saddened to announce on November 8th 2018 Valarie lost her battle with cancer and passed away at her home in Gates NY. 

She loved all of her clients and wanted her Team at Flower City to keep her Legacy going.






Accounting Staff

Penny BelknapPenny Belknap is our Sr. Tax Professional. Having joined us in 2003, her 30+ years of accounting and tax preparation experience makes her a wealth of knowledge in the areas of individual, business, investment and Corporate areas of taxation and finance. Penny's expertise in the QuickBooks world lends itself to excellent customer satisfaction when looking for training solutions to their accounting and software issues. 

She is one of our off-site bookkeepers and QuickBooks professionals, ready to serve your accounting needs in the comfort of your own office.  Penny is also a mother of 1 beautiful daughter Kiara, Petey (White Boxer), Harry (Shihtzu), and 2 cats and an Bearded Dragon.


Payroll Staff

Lori ThompsonLoralee Longdue joined the Flower City family in 2004 as an Administrative Assistant . Lori has earned her wings as Payroll Manager,  Although she may still answer the phone, answer your questions and schedule your appointment, our many payroll clients keep Lori a very busy girl! She is a wife and mom to 2 young adults and a dog mom to a handsome Pitty named Remy.



Support Staff

Nancy LaClair and Jade Carroll our friendly and experienced front desk faces and voices on the phone. They will route your questions and schedule your appointments, call when your bank check or E1 Visa Card is ready to be picked up, or to remind you to come pick up your copies.