James A. DeLeo, MBA, CPA/MST of Burlington, a Watertown native, has been elected to serve as Leading Partner at Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP, an accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Canton, the firm announced. DeLeo has been instrumental in developing a thriving mergers & acquisitions practice group at Gray, Gray & Gray, and has also played a key role in our Client Services department.
DeLeo succeeds C. Joseph Ciccarello, CPA, MST, who had led Gray, Gray & Gray since 2008, and who will continue to serve as Partner of Gray, Gray & Gray while managing the firm’s energy and succession planning practices.
DeLeo joined Gray, Gray & Gray in 1990, and was elected a Partner in the firm in 2002. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley College, earned a master’s degree in taxation from Suffolk University, and holds a master’s in business administration from Babson College. DeLeo is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association for Corporate Growth.
“It is a privilege and honor to step into a position that was so well defined by my predecessor Joe Ciccarello,” said DeLeo. “Joe has led Gray, Gray & Gray’s significant growth over the past ten years resulting in a very exciting time for our firm. We are ideally positioned to serve the tax, accounting and business advisory needs of businesses throughout New England and across the country. Helping our clients to succeed is not only what we do but also what we love doing.”
A native of Watertownm Jim DeLeo resides in Burlington with his wife and three children.
Gray, Gray & Gray is ranked by the Boston Business Journal as the 15th largest accounting firm in Massachusetts, and 19th fastest growing CPA firm in the U.S. by Accounting Today, which named the firm one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” as well. Additionally, the firm is ranked among the country’s “Top 200” accounting firms by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine.