Warwick, RI — May 20, 2020 — DiSanto, Priest & Co. is proud to announce that its Partner, Bill Pirolli, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He will serve in this role until May of 2021, and will also hold a position as a board member for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the joint effort of AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA).

Emilio Colapietro, Managing Partner of DiSanto, Priest & Co., says, “The firm is proud to congratulate Bill on achieving this prestigious designation and honored for him to represent both DiSanto, Priest & Co., and the State of Rhode Island, as an advocate for the accounting profession and its members.”

Bill joined as Partner at DiSanto, Priest, & Co. in 2007 and has over 40 years of experience serving clients in public accounting. He has been an active volunteer to the profession on both the state and national levels for the past two decades; he is a former President of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs and has held multiple senior positions on AICPA committees, including a three-year term on the Board of Directors. In 2018, Bill was awarded the Sustained Contribution Award by the AICPA for his many years of service to the organization and the accounting profession at large.

When asked about his election to Vice Chairman, Bill said, “I am looking forward to working with the leadership of the AICPA and CIMA, and all of our members and students, as we reimagine what our profession, businesses, and lives will look like in the near future and beyond. Never have our roles as Trusted Advisors been more critical.”


About DiSanto, Priest & Co.

DiSanto, Priest & Co. serves as business advisor for today’s leading privately-held companies, with teams dedicated to serving the construction, commercial fishing, cannabis, distribution, manufacturing, precious metals, professional services, real estate, retail, and technology industries. As a firm purposely built to serve privately-held businesses, it provides the full array of tax planning, tax compliance, assurance and wealth advisory services to the owner operators of those closely-held entities.

About American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with over 430,000 members across the globe. Since its inception in 1887, the AICPA has served the public interest, promoting integrity with its national rules and standards. It is responsible for developing auditing standards for private firms, the Uniform CPA Examination, and more. The AICPA’s specialty credentials are widely trusted and used across the accounting profession. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education, and consulting. Learn more at AICPA.org.

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