Since our founding in 1973, our consistently growing team has conducted business with sincerity and a commitment to excellence.

History of AAFCPAs

AAFCPAs (formerly Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs) is the premier CPA and consulting firm based in New England. Our clients consider us an attractive alternative to the Big 4 and national CPA firms. We strive to be the best, not the biggest. We conduct business with sincerity.


Founded by Herb Alexander

Founded in 1973 by entrepreneur Herb Alexander, our high standards of service excellence were born.


Opens Wellesley Office

In 1983, Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co PC opens a Wellesley, MA office, and in 1984 its Boston office.


21 East Main Street - Old AAFCPAs Office

A New Headquarters

In 1987, 21 East Main Street, Westborough, MA becomes the firm’s headquarters.


Wealth Management

In 2000, Joel Aronson starts the firm’s Wealth Management practice.


Carla McCall and Dave McManus, Co-Presidents

Leadership Transition

Carla M. McCall, CPA and David P. McManus, CPA are named Co-Managing Partners after a successful transition of leadership from our founder, Herb Alexander.


Wealth Management RIA

AAF Wealth Management (fka HighSight) becomes an SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm.


Business & IT Consulting

In 2013, the firm establishes its Business Process & IT Consulting practice with the addition of James Jumes.


A New Brand

In 2015, Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co PC rebrands and changes name to AAFCPAs.


10% Back to Nonprofits

In 2015, AAFCPAs formalizes its 10% Back to Nonprofits program.


Outsourced Accounting & Advisory

In 2016, the firm establishes its Outsourced Accounting & Advisory Solutions practice.


Headquarters Growth

In 2017, the firm moves headquarters to 50 Washington St, Westborough, MA to accommodate growth.


Innovation Focus

In 2018, AAFCPAs establishes its Innovation Lab.


New Office at 50 Washington Celebration - Group of Team Members

Office Expansion

In 2019, AAFCPAs adds 3,000 square feet of office space to its headquarters location.


Acquisition by AAFCPAs

In 2020, AAFCPAs acquires Scott A. Goffstein & Associates, a 14-person CPA firm based in Waltham, MA, adding to our expertise in international tax and managed accounting.


Carla McCall, Managing Partner

In 2020, Carla McCall assumes sole responsibility of Managing Partner.


Impact Report 2020

AAFCPAs Publishes First Impact Report

In 2021, AAFCPAs introduced our inaugural Impact Report, which outlines the firm’s 2020 actions and 2021 goals as it relates to AAFCPAs’ Social Purpose. Read More >>


Flexible Work

In 2021, AAFCPAs announces its flexible, “Work from Anywhere” policy for staff. Our talent footprint expands across the U.S.


Top 100 Firm

In 2022, AAFCPAs ranks #98 on INSIDE Public Accounting’s annual ranking of the nation’s Top 100 Firms.


AAFCPAs Celebrates 50 Years of Impact!

In 2023, AAFCPAs celebrates 50 Years of Impact! Watch our anniversary video >>


2023 Bike Build Group of People

AAFCPAs Builds Bicycles for Children in Eliot’s Emergency Residence Program

AAFCPAs organized a collective bike build event as the service component to our 2023 annual employee outing, at which we celebrated 50 Years of Impact.  Read More >>