David Fontes, CPA, CFE, MBA


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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 blum’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 blum’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 2019, David was named Top 40 Under 40 by the Providence Business News. 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 Education
  • Plymouth State University - Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bryant University - Master of Business Administration
Professional Organizations & Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Rhode Island Chapter
  • Rhode Island Young Accountant Network Committee
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island - Treasurer, Board Member and Finance Committee Member

The accounting profession has given me so much in my professional and personal life, which has inspired me to give back to the RI community through various volunteering efforts.

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