Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co. Announces New Shareholders

The shareholders of Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. (AAF), one of New England’s largest regional CPA and consulting firms, are pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Buckley, CPA, and Jeffrey V. Cicolini, CPA, as shareholders of the firm.
John R. Buckley, CPA, joined AAF in 1994 and works extensively within the nonprofit sector and with closely held businesses. His nonprofit client base includes associations, educational institutions and human resource providers. He has extensive experience with federal, state and other regulatory compliance requirements for nonprofit organizations. John’s commercial client base includes manufacturing, service organizations and other small businesses. John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He actively serves on the Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing Committee of the MSCPA. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Worcester State College and on the Strategic Planning Committee of the South Shore Charter School. John is a graduate of Worcester State College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. John presents training sessions to the nonprofit community and also oversees many AAF in-house training seminars.
Jeffrey V. Cicolini, CPA, joined AAF in 1994 and provides accounting, tax and consulting services to both nonprofit and commercial organizations and companies. In the nonprofit area, he specializes in working with health and human service agencies, community development corporations and their related affordable housing properties, day care agencies, and membership organizations. Jeff is also experienced in providing federal and state audits to the firm’s clients. In the for-profit area, he works with a variety of closely held businesses and specializes in working with software development, manufacturing and financial services corporations. Jeff actively teaches trainings to our professional staff and clients throughout the year. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the Salem State College Alumni Association. He is a past member of the MSCPA’s Real Estate Committee. Jeff is an honors graduate of Salem State College, where he received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics. While at college, he received the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Award for Academic Achievement and the Becker Review Scholarship.

About the Authors

Jeff Cicolini, CPA
Jeff provides accounting, tax and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. He has extensive experience providing solutions to evolving nonprofit organizations with complex program offerings, diverse financing sources, and budgets ranging from $20 million to over $200 million. He specializes in advising human and social service agencies, including multi-service agencies, residential and day treatment behavioral healthcare providers, early education and care (EEC) agencies, community development corporations’ affordable housing projects, and membership organizations.
John Buckley CPA
John is the leader of AAFCPAs’ Educational Services practice, serving diverse academic and education services clients spanning independent schools, colleges/universities, special education schools, education services, charter schools and charter management organizations (CMOs). John chairs AAFCPAs’ Risk Committee and oversees the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management Program, ensuring proper practices are in place to surface, understand, and manage priority risks. Additionally, John performs various types of fraud audits for clients, including cash disbursement, credit card fraud, and falsifying employee reimbursement. He has been asked to serve as an expert witness for several attorneys involved in fraud cases.

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