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BlumShapiro Elects Westport Resident James Krouse as Partner

February 28, 2018

BlumShapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the election of a new partner, James. J. Krouse, CPA, MST.

Krouse is a partner in BlumShapiro’s Tax Department in Shelton, Connecticut.  He joined the firm in 2017 from Grant Thornton, where he served as tax director. Krouse has over 20 years of experience, serving clients in multiple industries, including privately held businesses, high net worth individuals and family offices.  Krouse is well versed in assisting clients with tax controversies, specialized transactions and estate, gifts and charitable wealth planning.

“James is a strategic and results-driven tax partner who at the same times invests in his clients’ needs to deepen his understanding of their business and personal needs,” said Joseph A. Kask, chief executive officer of BlumShapiro.  “James is a great example of the passion we bring to unlock the potential of all our clients.”

“James continues to be a valuable member of the BlumShapiro team in Shelton.  Equally important, he is a mentor to many in our firm who value his experience and know-how in serving our customers day in and day out,” said Jay. A Sattler, CPA, MST, managing partner – tax services at BlumShapiro.

Krouse is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Krouse received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Washington State University and his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

He is a resident of Westport, Connecticut.

BlumShapiro is the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England, with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The firm, with over 500 professionals and staff, offers a diversity of services which includes auditing, accounting, tax and business advisory services. In addition, BlumShapiro provides a variety of specialized consulting services such as succession and estate planning, business technology services, employee benefit plan audits and litigation support and valuation. The firm serves a wide range of privately held companies, government and non-profit organizations and provides non-audit services for publicly traded companies.


Advisors | Auditors | Consultants | CPAs - Blum Shapiro is one of the premier public accounting firms in the northeast and a Top 100 CPA Firm in the U.S. Our professionals serve businesses, individuals and organizations in Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Cranston (RI), Shelton (CT) ,Quincy (MA) and Newton (MA) with audit, tax and business consulting services. Our firm has developed practice areas in automotive, construction, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations and professional service firms. New Haven CT, Fairfield CT, Norwalk CT, Waterbury CT.