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John Finnerty, CPA


John Finnerty is a tax director in Citrin Cooperman’s Rhode Island office with over 20 years of experience working with privately owned closely held companies and not-for-profit entities. He assists his clients with tax planning, compliance and research services in various industries, including real estate, construction, and manufacturing.
Previously, John was a tax principal at LGC+D, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2016.
Known for his analytical and solutions-oriented approach, he helps clients expand and grow via joint ventures and enhanced distribution channels and works closely with clients considering the sale of a business to assess the best exit strategy and financial outcome. John’s favorite aspects of his job include interacting with clients and finding creative solutions to clients’ problems.
Presentations and Publications
John has been featured multiple times in Providence Business News’ (PBN) “Five Questions With” interview on topics regarding first-time homebuyer’s tax credit, federal estate tax exemption, and different tax laws.
John is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA), the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA), and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He is involved with and supports various organizations, including serving six years as board member and treasurer of the Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation (CHMPF) and supporting the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra. He also currently serves as board member and treasurer of the Rhode Island chapter of the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association and is a member of the Nichols College Board of Advisors.
Education & Licenses
John earned a B.S. from Nichols College and a M.S. in Taxation from Bryant University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Rhode Island.