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Best Practices for Reducing IT & Cyber Risks

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 20, 2020

Cyber threats are continuously evolving, with new structures and schemes emerging daily. This ever changing landscape of both cyber security and its infiltrators makes it difficult for individuals and corporations alike to know how to protect their Personally Identifiable Information (PII), client records, proprietary information, and other sensitive data. In this actionable guide, AAFCPAs’ IT Security professionals outline the most prevalent risks and share critical security measures to mitigate these risks, including those posed by:

  • Social Engineering Attacks
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Software and Hardware Configuration Vulnerabilities
  • Web Application Security Vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient IT General Controls (ITGCs)
  • Lack of Adequate Infrastructure/Resiliency
  • Outsourcing Services
  • Physical Security Breaches
  • Remote Workforces


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AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Continued Growth

Posted By Matthew Boyle, Friday, January 10, 2020

AAFCPAs is excited to announce the promotion of four additional Partners to our leadership team.  Katie Belanger, CPA, Joshua England, LLM, Esq., Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, and Michael Pruell, CPA provide best value assurance, tax & advisory solutions, with outstanding service to AAFCPAs’ growing client base of nonprofit organizations, privately-held commercial companies, and high-net-worth individuals. Read more.>>



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AAFCPAs Seeks Tax Leader

Posted By Matthew Boyle, Friday, January 10, 2020

AAFCPAs is in search for an inspirational leader of our firm’s growing Tax practice.  This dynamic motivator of people may be an Attorney or a CPA Partner and is able to oversee and/or provide thought leadership in corporate and individual tax compliance as well as advisory.  The ideal candidate will bring high energy, creative ideas, and an entrepreneurial spirit to our firm who is investing in building our tax practice with impactful consulting.  This person wants to make a difference with their work career and takes great pleasure in growing and leading a team by example to be known for excellence in client service.  This go-getter will collaborate with other Partners and oversee the tax team’s training and development and empower tax team members to grow in overall excellence. Read more.>>

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Jeff Mead Talks about AAFCPAs Partnership with FEI Boston's on Radio Entrepreneurs

Posted By Matthew Boyle, Monday, December 16, 2019

Partner Jeff Mead from AAFCPAs talks about the benefits of being a member of FEI including connections with other members and the opportunities to expand your network. In particular, becoming involved in a committee as a way to effectively integrate within the FEI organization. He explains that what you get “out of FEI” is related to what you “put into FEI.”


Interview with Jeff Mead, Partner, AAFCPAs:


Website: (Video & Audio Podcast)- Click Here


Youtube: (Video) - Click Here

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Upstream Trusts May Be Solution to Eliminate Capital Gains

Posted By Matthew Boyle, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

In light of recent increases in limits for federal estate tax exemptions under the Tax Cuts and Job Acts (TCJA), AAFCPAs advises clients to consider the suitability of an Upstream Trust as a strategy for taxpayers who have highly appreciated assets to save money on capital gains tax.

Upstream Trusts are a new option that AAFCPAs utilizes since the passing of TCJA, which involves taking advantage of the largely unused estate tax exemption of older relatives and the step-up in basis under IRC § 1014.



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AAFCPAs Expands Cannabis Practice with the Addition of Kevin Michaelan, MST, CPA

Posted By Matthew Boyle, Friday, October 25, 2019

Boston, MA – 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 Kevin Michaelan, MST, CPA as Director, Cannabis Practice.

Kevin is an experienced tax professional with a national presence in the cannabis market. He leads AAFCPAs’ burgeoning Cannabis Practice, advising plant-touching businesses and investors throughout the business lifecycle, including start-ups, entities expanding into multi-state operations (MSOs), and those planning lucrative exits.


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New Lease Standard, Effective 2020 for Private Companies and Most Nonprofits

Posted By Matthew Boyle, Thursday, May 9, 2019
Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2019

In February 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) to increase transparency and comparability of lease transactions. There are elements of the new standard which will likely impact almost all entities to some extent, although lessees will likely see the most significant changes with their accounting for and reporting of lease agreements. Because of the significant changes contained in this ASU, the effective date for implementing the new accounting guidance was pushed to 2020 for private companies and most nonprofits. FASB has taken advantage of the intervening period of time between issuance and effective dates to provide various improvements and practical expedients.

In this detailed Whitepaper, AAFCPAs has outlined the significant changes resulting from the new ASU for your convenience, and provides details and insights related to the practical expedients and improvements.

This ASU applies to all entities that enter into a lease.

Read AAFCPAs’ detailed Lease Standard Whitepaper to learn what leesees and lessors need to know. >>

If you have questions about how the new Leases ASU will impact you, please contact Olga Yasinnik, CPA, MBA at, 774.512.4082; Jeffrey Mead, CPA, CGMA, at 774.512.4143,; or your AAFCPAs Partner.

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