West Hartford, Conn. – BlumShapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, today announced the appointment of two new employees.
William Tarzia joins BlumShapiro in the firm’s Newton, MA office. Michael Barrows joins the firm in the Cranston, RI office. Both come to BlumShapiro from Grant Thornton LLP.
“We are excited about these professionals joining our Massachusetts and Rhode Island offices. Their skills and deep expertise in the areas of tax and transactional services further increase our capabilities to serve our clients and assist with the tremendous growth we are experiencing in both markets,” said Joseph A. Kask, chief executive officer of BlumShapiro.
Tarzia joins BlumShapiro as an Audit Partner. He has 20 years of experience in public accounting working with public and private entities. He most recently served as Partner, Audit Services Practice at Grant Thornton. Tarzia has extensive experience in the manufacturing, technology, medical devices and software industries. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2008, Tarzia received the Worcester Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” list, which recognized professionals at the “top of their game.” Tarzia received his Bachelor of Science from Bentley College.
Barrows joins BlumShapiro as an Audit Manager. He most recently worked in the same capacity at Grant Thornton. Prior to that, he held the position of Assurance Associate at CCR LLP and Financial Service Representative at Southbridge Savings Bank. Barrows received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from UMass Amherst and his Master of Science in Accounting from Bryant University.
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