The Massachusetts Society of CPAs recently named Richard J. Caturano, president of Boston's Vitale Caturano & Co., as its president for the 2005-06 year.

Caturano and the society's other new officers and board members were sworn in at an annual meeting and recognition reception in May. During the first board meeting of the year, Caturano led an interactive discussion of the top issues facing accounting professionals in Massachusetts and around the country. The society's board of directors has already begun to create a strategic plan that will help shape the goals of the board during the upcoming year, focusing attention on the CPA Exam, student recruitment and retention in the profession. 

"I am proud to serve as president of an organization that represents trust and integrity among the Massachusetts business community," said Caturano in a statement. "In addition to providing valuable tools and training, the MSCPA presents a forum for CPAs to be recognized and heard so that we can make good decisions that are vital to the success of our profession, our business and our clients."

Caturano co-founded Vitale, Caturano & Co. in 1979. The firm now employs 280 and provides full-service CPA, business advisory and technology consulting services, with annual revenues in excess of $40 million. He spends the majority of his time managing VCC as a member of the firm's executive committee. During the past three years, the size of the firm has doubled, in part through a merger and the recruitment of 50 former partners and staff members from Arthur Andersen.

Other officers for the MSCPA's board of directors include: 

  • President-elect John T. Finning, of Alexander Aronson & Finning & Co.;
  • Vice president of finance Barry D. Beck, private practice;
  • Vice president Carol T. Benintendi, of Gray Gray & Gray;
  • Vice president Michael L. Brown, of Brown & Brown; and,
  • Past president Margery L. Piercey, of Wolf & Co.

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