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AAFCPAs Welcomes Consulting CFO Lucy Van Laarhoven to Support Steady Growth of Managed Accounting Solutions Practice

AAFCPAs Welcomes Consulting CFO Lucy Van Laarhoven to Support Steady Growth of Managed Accounting Solutions Practice

Boston, MA (September 9, 2019) – AAFCPAs, a best-in-class CPA and consulting firm known for assurance, tax, accounting, wealth management, valuation, business process, and IT advisory solutions, today announced the addition of Consulting CFO Lucy Van Laarhoven, CPA. Lucy joins AAFCPAs’ growing Managed Accounting Solutions (MAS) Practice, which provides high-quality, cost-effective, cloud-based accounting and CFO solutions. She is a senior executive-level member of the Practice’s multi-functional team providing outsourced CFO... continue reading

AAFCPAs #DunkTankChallenge Raises $1500 for Immunotherapy Research

AAFCPAs Team members cooled off on a hot summer day participating in the firm’s second annual #DunkTankChallenge. Volunteers, including Partners & Managers, took turns in the hot seats while team members donated money for the chance to strike the targets. The dunk tanks provided entertainment for all at the firm’s annual Summer Outing, while allowing us to provide a very meaningful gift to charity. Proceeds Donated to Help Advance Immunotherapy... continue reading

45 AAFCPAs Employees Participate in Day of Service

45 AAFCPAs Employees Participate in Day of Service

AAFCPAs enthusiastically participated in the 9th Annual CPA Day of Service on June 7th, 2019, organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Community Service is a core value of AAFCPAs, and the essence of our culture. Forty-five of AAFCPAs’ team members received their regular day’s pay while volunteering as a benefit designed to expose team members to service and to encourage participation in hope that... continue reading

AAFCPAs Encourages Aspiring Accountant with $2,500 Scholarship

AAFCPAs Encourages Aspiring Accountant with $2,500 Scholarship

Erin M. Serafin, an aspiring accounting professional at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is the recipient of AAFCPAs’ 2019 Scholarship of $2,500. This scholarship was awarded through the Massachusetts Society of CPAs’ (MSCPA) Educational Foundation and MSCPA Scholarship Program.  The announcement was made during an event honoring educators and scholarship winners hosted by the MSCPA. “I am so grateful for the scholarship I received from... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ #GivingTuesday Match Donates Over $31K to Charities

AAFCPAs’ #GivingTuesday Match Donates Over $31K to Charities

AAFCPAs participated again this year in #GivingTuesday, on November 27th, 2018, a global day dedicated to giving! Collectively, the firm and its team members donated $31,778 to mission driven nonprofits! HOW DID AAFCPAs TAKE PART IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING? Extra incentives to give! For #GivingTuesday, AAFCPAs and our company-sponsored Charitable Foundation matched employee gifts 1:1 (100%) to any charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) during a 3-week window in November leading up to... continue reading

What Does Rising Talent Look For in a CPA Firm?

What Does Rising Talent Look For in a CPA Firm?

Public accounting has changed a great deal in order to keep pace with the way client needs have changed, requiring specifically talented professionals to evaluate these needs from multiple angles. This may be one reason that rising stars in the CPA world need a different type of environment to learn and thrive. At our firm, we have taken an aggressive route to test programs, encourage feedback and ensure that skilled... continue reading

An Emerging Leader’s Perspective: ONE piece of advice I would have wanted when I started my career…

An Emerging Leader’s Perspective: ONE piece of advice I would have wanted when I started my career…

I was recently honored at the MSCPA’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit as an Emerging Leader/2018 Women to Watch Awards—which was a great honor, especially since many colleagues from AAFCPAs along with my Mom, Dad, and husband Mat were there to celebrate this success! This recognition lead to a significant realization for me: I may be a role model or mentor to someone. The transition from mentee to mentor was subtle... continue reading

An Experienced Leader’s Perspective: Women Supporting Women

An Experienced Leader’s Perspective: Women Supporting Women

I was honored to be recognized recently as a recipient of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs’ (MSCPA) 10th Annual Women to Watch Awards. This award, in the Experienced Leader category, prompted me to reflect on my career and take stock in what I’ve accomplished. I’ve been a career-long advocate and regular speaker on the topic of retaining and re-entering women in the accounting profession. Twenty-four years ago, while attending a... continue reading

AAFCPAs Launches Innovative Advanced Degree Programs to Support Rising CPA Talent

AAFCPAs Launches Innovative Advanced Degree Programs to Support Rising CPA Talent

Boston, MA (October 30, 2018) – AAFCPAs, a best-in-class CPA and consulting firm known for assurance, tax, accounting, wealth management, valuation, business process, and IT advisory solutions, today announced it has partnered with Nichols College Graduate & Professional Studies to provide tailored programs for CPA licensing and MBA degrees. The initiative is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to attract the best accounting talent in the industry. The program will... continue reading