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

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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 in 1973 by entrepreneur Herb Alexander, our high standards of ethics and service excellence were born.
  • In 1983, Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co PC opens a Wellesley, MA office.
  • In 1984, Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co PC opens its first Boston office to support growth of Commercial client practice.
  • In 1987, 21 East Main Street, Westborough, MA becomes the firm’s headquarters.
  • In 2000, Joel Aronson starts the firm’s Wealth Management practice.
  • In 2011, 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.
  • In 2012, AAFCPAs Wealth Management becomes an SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm.
  • In 2013, the firm establishes its Business Process & IT Consulting practice with the addition of James Jumes.
  • In 2015, Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co PC rebrands and changes name to AAFCPAs.
  • In 2015, AAFCPAs formalizes its 10% Back to Nonprofits program.
  • In 2016, the firm establishes its outsourced, cloud-based Managed Accounting Solutions practice.
  • In 2017, the firm moves its headquarters to 50 Washington Street, Westborough, MA. This space accommodates the firm’s growth with a collaborative, technology-rich, and inspiring workspace.
  • In 2018, AAFCPAs establishes its Innovation Lab.
  • In 2019, AAFCPAs adds 3,000 square feet of office space to its headquarters location to support continued growth of its 240+ members.
  • In 2020, AAFCPAs ranked #107 on INSIDE Public Accounting’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest accounting firms.
  • 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.
  • In 2020, Carla McCall assumes sole responsibility of Managing Partner.

We’re proven. We’re growing. We’re genuine. Our people like it here. So will you.