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David E. Fontes, CPA, CFE, MBA





Direct Dial: (401) 330-2754
Fax: 401-331-4511

Areas of Expertise

Distribution, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Accounting & Auditing, Employee Benefit Assurance Services, Tax


General Experience Highlights

As a partner, David has over 14 years of public accounting experience providing tax, assurance and consulting services to clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, gaming/lottery, financial and other services, real estate, jewelry and precious metals, many with international operations.

David directs and performs specialized engagements for clients such as litigation support, financial projections, forensic analysis and various agreed-upon procedures projects. David is part of the dedicated team that provides employee benefit plan audits to firm clients across a variety of industries and sectors.

David is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a professional accomplishment that denotes proven proficiency in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence through completion of stringent academic, business experience and ethical requirements.

David serves on BlumShapiro’s Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Delivery Committee. He also teaches several continuing professional education courses each year for the firm’s employees and clients.

He is also a member of BlumShapiro’s Diversity & Inclusion committee, which is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating differences among our employees—as well as recruiting a talented and varied cross-cultural workforce that adds to our dynamic understanding of collaboration and unification.

In 2015, David was named as one of the Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars by The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.

Professional Organizations and Activities


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.