Paul Gargano, CPA — Partner

Experience

Paul has over 20 years of advanced audit and accounting experience servicing entities within the Massachusetts municipal government sector. During his professional tenure, he has worked for three of the state’s leading municipal sector CPA firms; and for five years served as the Town Accountant for the Town of Canton, Massachusetts. Paul has provided services to the Firm’s municipal clients since 2009, and was promoted to partner in 2016.

Paul has been licensed to practice by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2000.

Proficiencies

Paul provides services exclusively to the firm’s municipal services division. In that regard, he oversees CAFR reporting, Single Audits, Departmental reviews, Student Activity compliance audits, special projects and DESE End-of-Year Financial Reporting. During his career, he has provided services to over 100 municipalities and special purpose districts’ audits.

From 2005 – 2009, Paul was the Town Accountant for the Town of Canton, Massachusetts. His involvement with Canton included the preparation of the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The successful submission of this report to the Government Finance Officers Association resulted in the Town being awarded the Certificate of Achievement For Excellence in Financial Reporting every year from 2006 to 2009. His experience in Canton has allowed Paul to provide transition services to Town’s in need of a Town Accountant or Town Treasurer/Collector.

Paul is proficient in the use of MUNIS, Softright, and VADAR accounting software systems which represent the general ledger systems used by the majority of Massachusetts municipalities

Education

Northeastern University – Certificate of Advanced Accounting
University of Massachusetts at Lowell – Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management

Professional and Societal Connections

Certifications and Achievements:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Completed the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Voluntary Contributor:

  • MSCPA: Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee – Committee Member and Past Committee Chair
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – CAFR Review Program Special Reviewer