Bill Pirolli Elected Vice Chairmain of AICPA’s Board of Directors
Bill Pirolli, Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co., was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AICPA, effective May 20, 2020. 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).
DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation Supports Local Organization Providing Meals to Families During COVID-19
The DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation, DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s charitable arm, recently donated to Hope & Main‘s initiative to help feed families and seniors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nourish Our Neighbors.
DiSanto, Priest & Co. Recognized as a Top Regional Leader by Accounting Today
DiSanto, Priest & Co. is included in Accounting Today’s 2020 list of Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders. Each year, Accounting Today ranks national and local accounting firms to assess growth and success throughout the previous year. In the New England Region, DiSanto, Priest & Co. ranked among the top 20 accounting firms.
Celebrating 50 Years with Pare Corporation
This past week, DiSanto, Priest & Co. congratulated Larry Riggs and the entire team at Pare Corporation (Pare) on their 50th anniversary. Founded in 1970, Pare services its clients’ public and private engineering needs throughout New England and the Eastern United States from its local offices in Lincoln, RI and Foxborough, MA.
DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation Participates in Meeting Street Telethon, Honors Nick Cardi
On Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Providence, RI, the charitable arm of DiSanto, Priest & Co., the DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation, was honored to participate in the annual Meeting Street Telethon in recognition of both Meeting Street’s 73 years of service, and in special recognition of Nick Cardi, a dear friend of both DiSanto, Priest & Co. and Meeting Street.
Frank F. Previti, CPA/CFF, CFE, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co.
Frank F. Previti, CPA/CFF, CFE, was promoted to Partner, effective January 1, 2020. Frank began his career with the firm in September 2005 and was most recently a principal in the Accounting and Assurance Department. Frank has over 18 years of experience in public accounting, and his practice concentration includes auditing and financial reporting for privately-held businesses as well as fraud, and forensic investigations as well as providing expert witness testimony.
DiSanto, Priest & Co. Partner Art Lambi Interviewed for The Rhode Show
DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s Art Lambi, CPA, MST, was featured on The Rhode Show in a segment that aired on October 29. The interview gave viewers insight on how to reduce one’s tax burden before the year ends.
DiSanto, Priest & Co. Partner Peter Gervais Named Chairman of the RISCPA State Taxation Committee
DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s Peter Gervais, CPA, CST, MST, was recently named chairman of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants’ State Taxation Committee. Learn more about what this organization does at the link below.
DiSanto, Priest & Co. Partner Art Lambi Interviewed by GoLocalProv
DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s Art Lambi, CPA, MST, was recently invited to appear on GoLocalProv’s “Business Monday” segment on April 1st. The interviewer covered wide-ranging topics such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on accounting to services specifically designed to assist Rhode Island’s small businesses.
DiSanto, Priest & Co. Named 4th Fastest Growing Firm in US by Accounting Today
DiSanto, Priest & Co., a premier accounting firm serving a wide range of businesses, business owners, and high net worth clients today announced it was ranked No. 4 on Accounting Today’s Fastest Growing Firms in the U.S. 2019, a ranking of the 20 fastest growing national accounting firms. DiSanto, Priest & Co. grew 32.74% in 2018 to an estimated $15 million in revenue.
Heather Prew, CPA, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co.
Heather Prew, CPA, MST, was promoted to Partner, effective January 1, 2019. Heather began her career with the firm in 1997, and most recently served as a Principal in the Middle Market Department. She has over twenty-one years of experience in public accounting, and her practice concentration includes tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, and consulting services for privately-held businesses and individuals.
DiSanto, Priest & Co. Partner Bill Pirolli Awarded AICPA Sustained Contribution Award
Partner Bill Pirolli was one of four members honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) with the Sustained Contribution Award. This award is presented to members who have given 20 years of continued volunteer service to the AICPA and the accounting profession. Bill was selected based on his outstanding leadership and his many years of service to AICPA including serving as a standing committee chair.
Navigate The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” With The 2018 – 2019 Tax Planning Guide
The new tax reform law, entitled the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA), has broad implications – both for businesses and the people behind them. From lowering the corporate and individual income rates and eliminating numerous deductions, to new rules for pass-throughs, the elimination of the AMT for corporations, and the shift to a territorial tax system, the sweeping $1.5 trillion legislation represents the biggest change to the tax code in a generation.
But what does the new law really mean for your business, and for you? To learn more, check out our 2018 – 2019 Tax Planning Guide.
Bentley Foundation Organizes Save The Bay Community Service Beach Cleanup Day
In August of 2018, the Bentley Foundation organized a community service day for DiSanto, Priest & Co. where the entire firm participated in a Save the Bay (Narragansett Bay) beach cleanup program at Fisherman’s Memorial/Camp Cronin Area. Our team, despite working in very humid conditions with temperatures exceeding 95 degrees, was able to collect over 500 lbs of refuse from the beach and surrounding area, helping to ensure that the area is safe and clean for both visitors and native wildlife. As a reward for the team’s efforts, DiSanto, Priest & Co. provided lunch and refreshments at George’s of Galilee after the cleanup.
Garrett Stenhouse, CPA from DiSanto, Priest & Co. – Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2018 Leadership Academy
Garrett Stenhouse, CPA was one of only 41 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s tenth graduating class. Garrett was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from October 7-11 in Durham, N.C.
New England Institute of Technology Dedicates “DiSanto, Priest & Co. Patio”
On April 6th, 2018, the New England Institute of Technology unveiled their new on-campus student center. Included in the newly-built establishment is the “DiSanto, Priest & Co. Patio,” an outdoor student space dedicated to our firm. We are honored to continue a long-held tradition of academic endorsement and community support.
Kevin Kiernan, CPA, MST Joins DiSanto, Priest & Co.
Kevin Kiernan, CPA, MST, a veteran of public accounting and global taxation, joined DiSanto, Priest & Co. earlier this month to serve as the firm’s Director of International Tax. Prior to joining DiSanto, Priest & Co., Kevin led the international tax function for two U.S.-based, multi-billion-dollar multinationals where he was responsible for international tax and transfer pricing planning, compliance, financial reporting, and tax controversy. In his new role, Kevin will provide DiSanto, Priest & Co. clients with a variety of international taxation and advisory services.
Peter Gervais Named Director of Tax Planning and Compliance Department for DiSanto, Priest & Co.
DiSanto, Priest & Co. recently announced the promotion of Partner Peter Gervais, CPA, CFP®, MST to Director of the Tax Planning and Compliance Department. Earlier this month, Gervais played a key thought leadership role in the Rhode Island community when he addressed a group of more than one hundred manufacturers on how the 2017 Tax Reform will impact their businesses. Gervais also received recognition from Providence Business News as a member of their 2015 “40 under Forty” list of top Rhode Island professionals who have distinguished themselves in their careers and communities.
Tax Reform and R&D Credits: Opportunities for Manufacturers in Federal and International Taxation
Interested in how to refuel and catalyze manufacturing businesses through R&D credits? Curious how businesses can benefit from the Tax Reform? On February 20th, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, together with DiSanto, Priest & Co. and Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP, discussed key business provisions contained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, opportunities in international taxation, and ways in which manufacturing businesses could take advantage of R&D tax credits.
Arthur Lambi, Jr., CPA, MST Joins DiSanto, Priest & Co.
Arthur “Art” Lambi, Jr., CPA, MST, a 30 plus year veteran of public accounting, this week announced he will be joining DiSanto, Priest & Co, as a partner. Art’s addition to the team, which became official on January 1, 2018, serves to further strengthen DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s depth of experienced professionals – making it one of the largest New England accounting firms headquartered in Rhode Island with offices in both Warwick and Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Highlights of the New Tax Reform Law
The new tax reform law, commonly called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA), is the biggest federal tax law overhaul in 31 years, and it has both good and bad news for taxpayers. Get the highlights of some of the most significant changes affecting individual and business taxpayers.
Markarian & Meehan, Ltd. Joins DiSanto, Priest & Co.
Markarian & Meehan, Ltd., a long established, premier tax-oriented accounting and advisory firm located in Wakefield, Rhode Island, will be joining DiSanto, Priest & Co on January 1, 2018. This merger will greatly expand and strengthen DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s position – making it one of the largest New England accounting firms headquartered in Rhode Island.
Global Growth & the Pirolli Perspective
“When the RI Society needs a seasoned, highly regarded figure to make a presentation that not only informs but inspires members on any number of topics related to the profession, we are extremely fortunate to have to look no further than DiSanto Priest & Co. Partner William A. Pirolli to be the guy.”
2017-2018 Tax Planning Guide is Now Available!
Are you paying more income tax than necessary? Everybody pays more tax than they would like, but no one should pay more than necessary. To minimize your tax liability, you need to plan carefully and take advantage of all the deductions, credits, and strategies tax law allows. This is exactly what our online tax planning guide can help you do. Once you review, contact us to talk about ways to lighten your tax burden and better achieve your financial objectives.