John Toscano, CPA

Partner

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Experience Highlights

As a partner, John will be participating in the leadership of blum’s Education Practice. With almost 28 years of experience, John’s primary focus throughout his career has been serving educational institutions of all types and providing specific expertise on endowment-related matters. He developed this focus through hands-on involvement with each of his clients and by regularly providing guidance on investment and endowment accounting and reporting—including alternative investments, financial statement presentation, accounting software use and implementation, Form 990 and exempt organization tax compliance, student financial aid compliance audits, unrelated business income, budgeting and internal financial reporting, and corporate governance. John’s overall experience includes providing accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services to clients in various industries, including education, not-for-profit, construction and manufacturing.

Additionally, John is regularly called upon by education industry associations to present topics of interest and has been recognized for his professional accomplishments as a past recipient of the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award.

Professional Education
  • University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting
Professional Organizations & Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants - Not-for-Profit Committee
  • National Business Officers Association
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
  • Association of Independent Schools of New England
  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CT Chapter - Finance and Audit Committees, Past Member
  • Capital Workforce Partners - Finance and Audit Committees, Past Member

My approach to client service is to listen first and foremost. I don’t need to have an immediate answer, but I most certainly need to understand the challenge. Failure to listen will result in a failure to serve.

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