AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Continued Growth

Westborough, MA 1/8/2020 – AAFCPAs is excited to announce the promotion of four additional Partners to our leadership team.  Katie Belanger, CPA, Joshua England, LLM, Esq., Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, and Michael Pruell, CPA provide best value assurance, tax & advisory solutions, with outstanding service to AAFCPAs’ growing client base of nonprofit organizations, privately-held commercial companies, and high-net-worth individuals.

Katie (Brooks) Belanger, CPA, Partner

Belanger - KatieKatie is a leader in AAFCPAs’ Human & Social Services Practice. She is recognized for her expertise in advising multiservice organizations with complex program offerings and diverse funding sources. She is especially knowledgeable about how government funders use compliance filings, including the Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR), when analyzing an organization’s service delivery. She advises clients on the impact of changing regulations, interpreting program results, and the importance of cost allocation methodologies on outcomes. Katie is known for seeing problems and opportunities differently and confidently introduces new ideas that solve client challenges and save precious time and resources. Read more about Katie Belanger, CPA.>>

Joshua England, LLM, Esq., Partner & Tax Attorney

England - JoshJosh is a consulting attorney specializing in tax law with extensive expertise advising high-net-worth individuals, nonprofits, and business owners and investors on effective strategies to ensure tax efficiency, asset protection, well-executed succession plans, and wealth preservation. Josh leads AAFCPAs’ talented team of Tax Attorneys, whom are instrumental in counseling and advising clients on strategies to structure assets in a way that minimizes tax liability while maximizing benefits. Josh has unique and important insight into how the IRS operates, and is known for his creativity, enthusiasm, and command of the tax code when developing optimal tax and wealth strategies for AAFCPAs’ clients. Read more about Josh England, LLM, Esq.>>

Courtney (Dupuis) McFarland, CPA, MSA, Partner

McFarland - CourtneyCourtney is a leader in AAFCPAs’ thriving Healthcare Practice. She has witnessed dramatic changes in the healthcare industry, including the current consolidation landscape and integration of behavioral health into the primary care delivery system. She is highly sought-after for her advice on healthcare consolidation & coordination of care, data driven patient care, tracking & monitoring risk-based contracts, optimizing 3rd party reimbursements, and regulatory compliance. She provides independent and objective assessments of clients’ practice management operations from the front-end through back office operations to ensure best practices in improving revenue cycle processes. Read more about Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA.>>

Michael Pruell, CPA, Partner

Pruell - MichaelMike is a leader in AAFCPAs’ Community & Economic Development Practice providing pragmatic solutions and advice to both nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing and commercial real estate developers, as well as multi-program Community Development Corporations (CDCs). Additionally, he advises a wide variety of community-oriented lenders supporting the sector, including: Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs), quasi-public agencies, and other specialized lending organizations. Mike provides proactive guidance on areas critical to client success, including: transaction analysis, due diligence, and capital raising; optimizing tax credit-based financing; budgeting & cash flow analysis; and developing plans to exit expiring projects to minimize tax liability. Read more about Mike Pruell, CPA.>>

Please join us in welcoming the New Year 2020 and congratulating AAFCPAs’ four new Partners: Katie, Josh, Courtney, and Mike. Each are strong leaders who have earned their advancement to Partner through demonstrated expertise, exceptional effort, and passion for excellence in client service.

With 33 Partners and 220+ staff, AAFCPAs is the premier CPA and consulting firm based in New England. We are considered an attractive alternative to national CPA firms by our growing client base who appreciates exceptional value.