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Bernard A. Poirier, CPA, MST, RFC
Managing Partner

Bernard A. Poirier is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner for Parmelee, Poirier & Associates, LLP.  He brings to the table a world of experience in corporate and individual tax matters, financial management and consulting, and municipal accounting. 

In his 30+-year career as a Certified Public Accountant, Bernie has gained experience spanning all phases of business and government applications in consulting. His business clients have included companies with sales bases of $30,000 to $150 million. He has also performed extremely specialized consulting work, including efficiency audits for school systems, valuations for business entities, and testimonial and litigation services. Bernie tailors his approach to suit the individual situation of each and every client.

Bernie received his bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and holds a Masters of Science in Taxation from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He has lectured at various professional and academic institutions, and maintains affiliations with the AICPA and the RISPCA.

John A. Parmelee, CPA

John A. Parmelee has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in public accounting. Originally a member of the Audit Staff of the national firm Ernst & Ernst, he earned his CPA certification in 1968. In 1974, he founded the first of several accounting firms which he has owned or co-owned, and in 1994 he co-founded Parmelee, Poirier & Associates LLP with managing partner Bernard A. Poirier.

John's areas of concentration include auditing, consulting, and income tax services for a wide variety clients, including SEC registered companies, municipalities, and private companies. Over the course of his career, he has been licensed as a CPA in 7 states (including Rhode Island), and has been a member of several professional organizations including the GFOA, where he served as a Reviewer in the Certificate of Achievement for Reporting Excellence Program and the Distinguished Budget Reporting Program.

In addition to his accounting experience, John has served in corporate officer and Board of Directors positions for several organizations and companies. He has participated in the fight against communism in Eastern European countries as an officer and director of the non-profit organization, Atlantic Research and Publications. He was awarded a Knighthood by the Prime Minister of Hungary for his efforts on behalf of that nation.



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