About Us

About Us


Shay CPA P.C is a full service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed to practice in New York State.


To help entrepreneurs and startups in the technology industry be successful in their goals and ambitions. We run a paperless firm environment, and use best in class technology solutions to provide security for our clients data, speed of service, and solutions that are in the best interest of our clients whilst remaining cost-efficient and having reasonable rates.


  • We provide quality services that we stand behind.
  • Learning never stops.
  • We act with integrity in all manners of our work and communication.
  • We believe in having a diverse workforce.
  • We give back to the community.
  • Inspire each other to go the extra mile.


Technology startups have a 1 in 10 chance of succeeding. The startups we work with have improved their chances of success by knowing their numbers. We offer frank, and timely advice to founders and early-stage employees to give them the vital information they need to stay alive, and make it to the next stage in their businesses growth. Whether your business has just won a business plan competition, raised a seed funding round, or a Series A – Shay CPA P.C. can provide the vital numbers you need to know to make the decisions that are crucial to your success. Knowing your cash burn-rate is the difference between having a business and losing everything. We have helped entrepreneurs successfully navigate through due diligence rounds, board/investor meetings, and exiting their businesses.


Services we offer include tax planning & preparation for individuals and corporations, online bookkeeping setup, payroll, cash-flow management and financial forecasting. Our goal is to help you get your startup up and running so you don’t face costly tax audits, late filing penalties, workers compensation penalties, and have to deal with a box full of paper receipts a week before your tax returns are due. We embrace cloud based technology and can help your startup get setup with services like Quickbooks Online and Xero. We have a passion for being hands-on and helping entrepreneurs understand the complexities of the Federal, State and International tax system. Our firm has built a reputation by working with New York based entrepreneurs and startups and delivering personalized service and expertise. We are a New York State licensed firm with an office in Astoria, Queens.


    • Akshay Shrimanker is the founder and President of Shay CPA P.C. He started helping entrepreneurs in New York City’s fledgling tech startup scene in 2009 with their taxes and bookkeeping. At first, it was something he did part-time whilst working full-time at WNET – Channel 13 (NYC’s PBS station). Soon his passion for working with entrepreneurs led him to create Shay CPA P.C in January of 2014 and devote 100% of his time to work with entrepreneurs and startups.

      Apart from Shay CPA P.C, Akshay is also the President of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – Queens/Brooklyn Chapter, and Chair of the the NYSSCPA Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Committee (ETEC). He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State and has a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from CUNY-Baruch College.

  • Akshay Shrimanker

    Akshay Shrimanker, CPA
    Founder & President