The event was hosted by Sharkansky LLP and sponsored by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, combining an after-hours networking event with the firm’s celebration of this important milestone. Chris Cooney, Metro South Chamber President and CEO, and Kim Prosper, the Chamber’s Vice-President/
Also on hand to congratulate Sharkansky LLP were Massachusetts State Representatives Claire Cronin and Michael Brady, as well as Brockton Mayor William Carpenter’s Chief of Staff Bob Buckley. Representative Cronin offered an official State House citation of congratulations to the firm on behalf of the State Representatives whose territory includes Brockton (her, and Representatives Brady and Christine Canavan). Additionally, Bob Buckley, Chief of Staff for Brockton Mayor William Carpenter, presented a plaque to the firm in recognition of its fifty years of service to the region.
The event attracted many Chamber members and other well-wishers. Sharkansy LLP Managing Partner Joe Shulman thanked the Metro South Chamber and guests for helping celebrate the milestone, and reflected on their company’s history and how the field of accounting has changed. “At one time our industry was considered ‘numbers crunchers,’ but technology and client needs have changed that.” He said that the role of a CPA firm far eclipses merely providing numbers and tax return information, and that their role is to serve as trusted advisors and partners for the clients they serve.
The firm was founded by Robert Sharkansky on the eve of the 1964 tax filing season. He served as founding partner, and was an integral part of the firm and its growth until his retirement in 2000. There are currently seven partners. David Orloff joined in 1973, followed by Joe Shulman (1983), Howard Spiller (1983), Joyce Christensen (1984), Scott Estabrooks (1990), Jay Pike (1998) and Mitzi Hollenbeck (2003). In addition, the firm employs approximately 35 people.
Sharkansky LLP serves a number of industries, including distribution companies, importers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, and the medical profession. The firm recently launched an Outsourced Accounting Division which is headed up by partner Jay Pike.
The firm traces its roots to Belmont Street, near the Fairgrounds, in Brockton. From there, they relocated to Torrey Street in Brockton, and in the 1980s the partners acquired condominium property at 1350 Belmont Street, near Stonehill College, and moved the offices to the firm’s present-day location.
Sharkansky LLP became a member of the BDO Seidman Alliance in 2012. The BDO Seidman Alliance is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms.
About Sharkansky LLP
Sharkansky LLP (www.sharkcpa.com) was founded in 1963 and provides tax, accounting, auditing and advisory services, with a focus on both planning and compliance. Offices are located at 1350 Belmont Street, Brockton. For additional information, please call (508) 584-2120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the firm by visiting their website.