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AAFCPAs to Present The Futuristic CFO: Master of Leveraging People, Process, and IT systems at FEI-Boston

AAFCPAs to Present The Futuristic CFO: Master of Leveraging People, Process, and IT systems at FEI-Boston

AAFCPAs Partner Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA and Manager Dawn Pantano, CPA, CITP will present a professional development session on the Futuristic CFO at FEI-Boston’s April 26th Professional Development Event. The role of the CFO is evolving, and the unique skills required of CFOs will continue to position them as a valuable, strategic resource to executive leadership and one that may be leveraged across departmental lines. CEOs will continue to rely... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Janice O’Reilly to Serve on Board of MassVentures

AAFCPAs’ Janice O’Reilly to Serve on Board of MassVentures

AAFCPAs is excited to announce that Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA, Partner in the Consulting Division of AAFCPAs and leader of the Managed Accounting Solutions (MAS) practice, has been appointed and agreed to serve on the Board of Directors of MassVentures. MassVentures is a quasi-public venture capital firm focused on fueling the Massachusetts innovation economy by funding early-stage, high-growth startups as they move from concept to commercialization. The firm invests in technology-driven... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Workshop on Right-Sizing Your Finance Function at Cannabis Convention, Boston

AAFCPAs to Present Workshop on Right-Sizing Your Finance Function at Cannabis Convention, Boston

AAFCPAs has been selected to present an educational workshop: Right-Size Your Finance Function at the 5th Annual New England Cannabis Convention, March 22-24th, 2019, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA. The New England Cannabis Convention in Boston is considered the can’t-miss event of the year by cannabis growers and business cultivators across the region. This will be the largest, most important cannabis industry event on the East Coast. Right-Size... 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’ Jack Finning and Janice O’Reilly to Present Educational Workshops on Preparing to Sell a Closely-Held Business

AAFCPAs’ Jack Finning and Janice O’Reilly to Present Educational Workshops on Preparing to Sell a Closely-Held Business

AAFCPAs Partners Jack Finning, CPA, CGMA and Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA will present educational workshops on October 24th, providing guidance and key considerations when selling a closely-held business.  These sessions are part of Beacon Equity Advisors’ annual Elements Conference, organized for the benefit of private company business owners who want to learn about: timing the sale of your business; accounting and legal preparation and due diligence; tax and entity structure... continue reading

People, Processes and Technology, the Three-Legged Stool: AAFCPAs to Lead MNN Educational Workshop

AAFCPAs’ Partner Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA and Manager Dawn Pantano, CPA, CITP will present a timely, educational workshop at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2018 Annual Conference in Framingham, MA on October 10th on the topic of right-sizing the modern finance function. Nonprofit finance departments are often juggling the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities alongside more complex and time consuming tasks, such as: HR-related activities; maintaining compliance; optimizing revenue; mergers &... continue reading

Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Finance and Accounting Teams in Today’s Environment: Janice O’Reilly to Lead Boston CFO Leadership Council Event

AAFCPAs’ Partner Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA will lead and facilitate a thought-provoking and interactive discussion with her national CFO Leadership Council (CFOLC) peers on September 25th from 12pm-1pm CDT on the topic of Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Finance and Accounting Teams in Today’s Environment. Janice will focus the discussion on the following key challenges and opportunities for CFOs: Right-sizing the accounting & finance department, including people, processes, and systems Making... continue reading

Educational Podcast: How to Right-Size Your Finance Function

Educational Podcast: How to Right-Size Your Finance Function

Over one third of CFOs surveyed report human resource limitations and team bandwidth as the PRIMARY challenge in meeting the expectations of their CEO. Nonprofit finance departments are often juggling the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities alongside more complex and time consuming tasks, such as: HR-related activities; optimizing revenue; mergers & collaborations; data & cyber security; managing the IT investment decision-making process; business process improvements; implementing new accounting standards; and... continue reading

Janice O’Reilly Honored as Woman to Watch

Janice O’Reilly Honored as Woman to Watch

AAFCPAs is excited to announce Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA will be honored as a recipient of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs’ (MSCPA) 10th Annual Women to Watch Awards. These prestigious awards honor women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations, community, and in the development of women as leaders. Janice will be recognized in the Experienced Leader category. As a partner in AAFCPAs’ consulting division and... continue reading

People, Processes, and Systems Will Lead CFOs to a Right-Sized Finance Department

A strong economy brings a breadth of opportunities for growing businesses, and there is no doubt that Boston has been enjoying an upward trajectory for some time.  Indeed, the labor market in our region has far outpaced the country’s average year over year employment growth, and is among the top metropolitan areas when it comes to recent gains. It is an exciting environment, but one that presents unique challenges for... continue reading