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Robert L. Allen, Jr., CPA, MBA (December 13, 1948 - August 29, 2017)
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Robert “Bob” Allen, Jr., on August 29, 2017, after a brief, but valiant, fight against Stage-4 Cancer. Needless to say, we will all miss him more than words can express. He was not just our co-worker but our great friend as well. We are thankful he spent so much of his last few years of his “retirement” remaining an active part of our firm and day-to-day lives.
Bob had over 35 years experience as a CPA and was the recipient of the Nicholas Picchione Silver Medal for performance with distinction on his CPA examination. He was a member of the RI accounting board as well as AICPA. He completed his MBA at Bryant University and was elected to the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.
Bob specialized in a wide variety of areas including Accounting & Auditing, Financial Reporting, Not for Profit accounting (and Form 990 preparation), Individual, Partnership & Corporate Taxation, Estate and Trust Taxation, Tax Planning and representing individuals and businesses in IRS and state tax audits and has passed that knowledge on to many in our firm.
While no words can adequately express our sadness, as a firm, we are committed to honoring Bob’s memory by providing the same level of service and commitment while working with the friends and clients Bob loved so much.
Thomas Hurley, CPA (Partner)
Tom has over 30 years experience as a CPA and has been an integral member of our team for even longer. He is a member of the AICPA and the RISCPA. Having graduated cum laude from Bryant University in 1980 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Tom became a member of Delta Mu Delta, a national business honor society, as a result of his academic excellence. Tom initially utilized his college degree designing accounting software in the early 1980s. He was responsible for planning and programming individual income tax computer programs that enabled accounting firms, including our own, the capability of preparing tax returns in-house during a time when firms were just beginning to use the new technology that was becoming available. During that time, Tom began developing strong business relationships by helping clients anticipate their needs and solving their problems. His clients are predominately small businesses as well as individuals who rely on Tom for a wide range of advice on financial issues. He also has extensive experience at local Housing Authorities (HUD). Many of his clients have developed into life-long friends, appreciative of his passion, devotion, and commitment to them. When “outside the office” away from his professional commitments, Tom can be found spending time with his family and friends. Whether at the beach, enjoying a cookout, attending a sporting event or walking the family dog ‘Bailey’, Tom is just as passionate with his leisure time and is a devoted husband and father.
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Gerald O. Duquette, CPA, MST (Executive Partner)
Jerry has over 40 years of experience as a CPA. After working with Howard Blackway & Company for over 15 years he then became one of the founding partners of Allen, Duquette & Associates, in 1985. He is a member of the MA and RI accounting boards as well as the AICPA and RISCPA.
He completed his Bachelor of Science in accounting at Bentley College and his Masters in Taxation at Bryant University and was also a teacher of accounting at Johnson & Wales. He obtained an Associate's degree in Accounting and Management from Johnson & Wales University.
Jerry specializes in individual and corporate tax and has extensive experience with bookkeeping, financial statements, financial planning and consulting. He has worked with a large variety of industries during his career including, municipalities, housing authorities, jewelry companies, automobile dealerships, franchise organizations, manufacturing and resale companies.
Justin Duquette, CPA, MPA (Managing Partner)
Justin has over 10 years of full time experience in accounting (in addition to spending many part time years working with his father, Jerry, throughout high school and college). He is a CPA and a member of the MA and RI accounting boards as well as the AICPA and RISCPA.
He began his career at one of the "Big 4" accounting firms, KPMG LLP where he served a wide range of financial statement and internal control (Sarbanes Oxley "SOX") audit clients throughout the US. He also spent several years with KPMG working on computer software design, development and training around the globe.
Justin graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Assumption College and a Master's in Public Accounting from Rhode Island College. In addition to his CPA, he also holds his Series 6 License allowing him to serve many of your financial planning and investing needs.
Additionally, Justin also has experience with Federal and State Taxation, Personal Financial Planning, is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has setup custom POS cash register design, accounting automation, social media advertising, and IT computer systems.
Here at DUQUETTE HURLEY & Associates, Inc., we are dedicated to you and all your different financial needs. Our firm is owned by three partners- father and son- Jerry & Justin Duquette and Thomas Hurley. We also have several other CPAs and highly trained accountants and staff. With life-long roots in New England we also have a wide variety of experience. Our size and experience truly helps us understand your most fundamental needs and react quickly and with personal service.
We have over 100 years of combined experience serving our clients various needs. Our firm is known for the quality and timeliness of our services and our reputation reflects the high standards we set for ourselves. We continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise and financial knowledge. Our most important goal is making your experience easy and pleasurable while making you and your family a happy, life-long client.
In 2015, former partner, Bob Allen, announced his retirement and the firm admitted long-time employee, Thomas Hurley into the Partnership and changed the official Firm name from Allen, Duquette & Associates, Inc. to DUQUETTE HURLEY & Associates, Inc.
DUQUETTE HURLEY & Associates, Inc. (Formerly: Allen, Duquette & Associates, Inc.)