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Rick C. Parmelee, CPA





Direct Dial: (860) 570-6492
Fax: (860) 726-7692

Areas of Expertise

Automobile Dealerships, Accounting & Auditing, Business Valuation, Employee Benefit Assurance Services, Transaction Advisory Services


General Experience Highlights

As a partner and industry leader of our Automotive Dealership Services Group, Rick supervises the services provided to a variety of privately held businesses. 

Rick is also a member of the firm’s Employee Benefit Assurance Services Group and oversees many of the firm’s employee benefit plan audit engagements, including the audits of defined contribution, defined benefit and health and welfare plans.

Rick provides a wide range of services beyond year-end financial statement preparation and tax compliance. He works closely with clients reviewing monthly financial statements, assisting them with benchmarking and operational performance, compliance with banking and factory financial requirements and business sales and acquisitions. Rick has been a presenter at several dealership industry groups on topics relevant to the industry.

Professional Education

  • American University ─ Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Professional Organizations and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
  • AutoTeam America
    • Past Chair, Accounting and Audit Committee
  • Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association (CARA)
    • Associate Member
  • Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors
    • Chair, Audit Committee
    • Past Co-Chair Legislative Committee



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.