BOSTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. (AAF), one of the 10 largest public accounting firms in Massachusetts, has announced that its newest partner, James Jumes, will be leading and developing an information technology advisory service group, based on his 23 years of experience in providing attestation and consulting services to middle market clients and nonprofit organizations. The firm wants to help its clients maximize their use of technology while decreasing the vulnerability of their data. AAF also plans to offer recommendations to their clients for improving systems and system controls, enhancing the detection, correction and prevention of potentially significant systemic problems.
"We are committed to meeting the growing need that clients have for critical assessment and enhancement of their information technology systems," says Jumes, who is also a visiting lecturer at Waltham's Bentley University and an adjunct professor at Boston College. Jumes, a former Grant Thornton consultant, will also help AAF to expand and build upon its existing success in enterprise resource planning, assisting clients who need to integrate multiple technology systems, helping them determine their requirements for enterprise operation and accounting, and helping them select or update their systems to fit specific needs. Jumes says, "companies used to replace systems because they were not sustainable or to gain competitive edge but advanced supply chains are causing companies to replace systems out of competitive necessity."
The long-time information technology consultant has a working knowledge of many different industries and service organizations in particular. His work with service organization controls has included assessments and recommendations related to systems used by:
- Software service companies;
- Payroll companies;
- Benefit service providers;
- Collection agencies;
- Data centers;
- Nonprofit organizations;
- Investment back office providers;
- Other financial service providers; and
- Other organizations that act as or rely on outsource providers.
Jumes will immediately begin providing internal control and information technology audits for AAF clients, helping them with risk assessments and recommendations for system enhancements. He recently spoke at AAF's annual Nonprofit ELITE seminar on "Data Security: Making the Cultural Shift" to over 200 nonprofit executives.
ABOUT AAF: Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. ("AAF") has been dedicated to service excellence since its founding in 1973. AAF has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the 10 largest public accounting and consulting firms in Massachusetts, as well as a "best place to work" and an organization listed in their "Circle of Excellence." Our growing team of 16 partners and more than 125 service professionals provides accounting, tax and business support and solutions for private companies, non-profit organizations, individuals and estates. We also work with public companies, providing them with targeted services that supplement and support the work performed by the lead accountants and auditors. Our team has earned high marks for its service to many successful companies, particularly in the high tech, biotech, healthcare, education, real estate, manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors. We have also earned the praise of clients in the non-profit sector, serving clients who are affordable housing providers, large social and multi-service organizations, community health centers, private foundations and other philanthropic organizations. In fact, when we surveyed our clients in both for profit and non-profit sectors, asking them to scrutinize our work product, billing practices, communications, responsiveness and other elements of our service, 97 percent concluded that they would "strongly recommend" AAF to a friend or acquaintance. AAF welcomes the chance to serve the public with knowledgeable, well-trained, and respected staff members who love what they do and love working at AAF, which allows us to offer our clients continuity, dependability, and affordable results. Visit www.aafcpa.com for more information.
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