David Fontes, CPA, CFE, MBA


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Experience Highlights

As a partner, David has over 16 years of public accounting experience providing tax, assurance and advisory services to clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, gaming/lottery, financial and other services, real estate, and 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. He 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. He serves on blum’s Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Delivery Committee, and also teaches several continuing professional education courses each year for the firm’s employees and clients.

Additionally, David is a member of the committee for Diversity and Inclusion at blumshapiro (DIBS), which is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating differences among our employees—as well as recruiting a talented and varied cross-cultural workforce. Through DIBS, blum employees are actively encouraged to contribute their unique ideas and perspectives to better serve our clients, our firm and our communities.

In 2019, David was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the Providence Business News.

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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