From:                                         Amy Pitter <>

Sent:                                           Friday, January 20, 2023 3:36 PM

To:                                               Hannah Naranjo

Subject:                                     Friday at Five is here!


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Dear Hannah,


Monday, January 23, marks the official start to the 2023 tax filing season; a busy time for many of our members. MassCPAs is here for you, and I wanted to highlight 6 popular resources, available only to members, that can help you power through these next few months:  

  1. One-on-one DOR assistance – reach out to Larry Liuzzo as issues or questions arise (he is just a phone call (617.303.2405) or email away
  2. The HUB online community where you can post questions and get advice 24/7 from 11,000+ of your peers 
  3. On-Demand courses so you can quickly learn the latest information 
  4. News from the IRS and DOR and updates on deadlines and hot topics in our weekly Legislative Brief 
  5. New 2023 Wellness Series to help you de-stress, stay active and achieve your whole-body health goals (sign up for the Fitness Challenge before February 6
  6. Media interviews on hot topics to showcase your expertise and promote your profession (email Elizabeth Emanuelson to get on our list!) 

Be sure to use these resources as they are a benefit of your membership! To our members not in the throes of tax season, please know that you can take advantage of these and all your other member benefits year-round. Check out the full list here, and please reach out with suggestions on ways we can better serve you.  

Have a great weekend – and a smooth and prosperous busy season! 


Amy Pitter
MassCPAs President and CEO

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Next Week's Events


Join us for trivia, food, drinks and fun at the Roosevelt Room Union Station in Northampton!

  • Teams of 2-6 people
  • Firms/companies can enter more than one team
  • Registration includes drink tickets and heavy appetizers


Questions? Contact Maggie Grasso

Committee Meetings:

Registrants can view the Zoom link for upcoming meetings here.


Network and make lasting connections with peers who can help you throughout your career! We'll cover hot topics in accounting and engage in meaningful dialogue on the issues impacting your organization. Attendees earn 1 CPE credit.


Have questions or topics you want to discuss?
Reach out to Jill Foley to have them added to the agenda! 


We'll cover busy season prep and hour expectations, outsourcing, technology and much more. Attendees earn 1 CPE credit.


Photos from Recent Events

Boston Trivia Night
Last night, 90+ members played trivia while enjoying drinks and mingling at Fenway Johnnie's in Boston. Couldn’t attend? Join us in Northampton next Thursday!
Congratulations to the top 3 teams:   
1st place: Book Cookers (AAFCPAs)  
2nd place: I'd Cap That (AAFCPAs)  
3rd place: The Liabilities (Katz Nannis + Solomon PC)

VIEW PHOTOS (download password: boston)

Mentor Match Meet-Up
Last Friday, MassCPAs held a workshop for members of the Society's Mentor Match Program, which launched last fall. The event concluded with mentors and their mentees reconnecting, and discussing their goals while enjoying breakfast.
VIEW PHOTOS (download password: mentormatch).  

Membership Night at the Bruins
Last Wednesday, 70+ members gathered at TD Garden to watch the Boston Bruins play against the Seattle Kraken. Prior to the game, they enjoyed drinks and appetizers at The Harp.   

VIEW PHOTOS (download password: bruins).  

Young Professionals Coffee Connection with the CFA Society Boston 
Last Tuesday, young professionals enjoyed their morning at the Tradesman Coffee Shop and Lounge for a coffee on their commute and the opportunity to network with fellow financial professionals from CFA Society Boston.   
VIEW PHOTOS (download password: yp).  







Save $30,000 on your CPE!
Let us help you stretch your CPE dollars with the state’s Workforce Training Express Fund. All MassCPAs courses, conferences and customized team trainings are eligible for reimbursement. Click here or contact Julia Ekelund to get started today!

Get Involved with MassCPAs

Help your staff make the most of their membership — book your firm visit!

MassCPAs President and CEO Amy Pitter will host a one-hour virtual or in-person session to give your team an update on the profession and ways to get involved at MassCPAs. The agenda can be tailored to fit your firm's unique needs. To schedule your visit, contact Jill Foley. Attendees earn 1 CPE credit.

Exclusive Member Benefit

Gallagher Affinity Member Discounts

Save money on items you use every day with your MassCPAs membership, including travel, auto insurance, appliances and so much more! 

With Constant Contact, MassCPAs members also receive 20% off six months, or 25% off the full year (which is an additional 10% off the standard discounts!). Pre-payment is required for these member exclusive savings. 

Member News

Last Call for Buzz and Classified Announcements 

The deadline to submit your news and Classified ads for the March issue of SumNews is next Monday, January 23. Click here to submit your news to the Buzz. Click here for information about advertising. To view all submission deadlines and guidelines, click here.

G.T. REILLY & COMPANY, Milton, announced that DEREK PADDOCK, CPA, MSA, joined as tax manager. The firm also announced that NICHOLAS DUMONT was promoted to senior accountant and CONNOR FENTON was promoted to in-charge accountant and auditor.

GRAY PRIVATE WEALTH, LLC, Canton, announced that STEPHEN KENNEY, CFA®, CFP®, joined as director of client development.

JOHNSON O’CONNOR, Wakefield, announced that the firm  volunteered at Lazarus House Ministries in December. The firm also announced that:

  • GREG ROGERS, CPA, MBA, spoke at the Planned Giving Group of New England at The Courtyard by Marriott in December
  • CONCETTA LEO joined as supervisor in the firm’s individual, trust and estates department 
  • RENU MOTIANI, CPA, joined as senior accountant in the firm’s tax department 

KLR, Waltham, announced that LAUREN AMARAL and PAUL NADEAU were promoted to equity partners.

Chestnut Hill, announced the following new hires: 

  • JUSTIN BAEZ as human resources intern 
  • CONNOR CARBO and DANNY TRAN as professional support co-ops 
  • GIANNA GERACI and EMILY SULLIVAN as outsourced management accounting associates 
  • LIANNA GREEN and JOHANNE PHILISTIN as tax associates 
  • SAMUEL YANOWITZ as business advisory services intern 

PARESKY FLITT & COMPANY, LLP, Wayland, announced that STEPHANIE JACKSON joined as staff accountant.


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*See the results in next week’s Friday@Five!

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MassCPAs' New-and-Improved Vendor Directory


Connect with quality vendors that will help you succeed – whether you’re looking for help with payroll, an IT consultant or anything in betweenMassCPAs' Vendor Directory is updated throughout the year, so check back often.


Save 20% on Tuition


MassCPAs partnered with Suffolk University to provide members with a 20% tuition discount for any graduate course work through their Partner Scholarship Program (PSP). Join  their virtual coffee chat on Thursday, February 9, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. to learn more.


Share Your Expertise in SumNews


MassCPAs is always looking for members to write articles to include in SumNews. If you or someone from your firm or company are interested in authoring an article on a timely topic, please reach out to Lindsey Baker. To view our author guidelines, click here.

NEW Legislative Brief


Get the latest updates on the IRS, DOR, State House and more from MassCPAs’ Government Affairs Team.

Job Postings


Senior Director - eCratchit Inc.

Staff Accountant - eCratchit Inc.

Tax Preparer (Seasonal) - 
Carr Staples & Accardi, CPAs

Accountant 2 - Yale University


Per Diem Job Postings


Seasonal Tax Preparation Assistance - Susan E. Gallant CPA, MST

Experienced Tax Preparer - Vaillette & Sipowicz LLC

Tax Preparer - Darosa Tax Service

Tax Reviewer and Preparer - Brad M Capland CPA, PC 






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