Protecting your award and your business takes experience, in depth knowledge, and a team you can trust.
Sounds exactly like the government award accounting specialists at Jameson.
Ed Jameson,CPA, Managing Member
As a second-generation CEO of Jameson & Company, LLC, you could say that government grants, contracts, audits, and protecting clients are in Ed's blood.
After serving as a senior consultant in the small business and tax departments at Price Waterhouse, Boston, Ed joined the firm in 1988. Since then, he's helped clients secure, account for, and survive audit on more than $3 billion in government grants and contracts.
Ed's highly experienced in the indirect rate recovery process and has settled thousands of incurred cost audits. He consults on cost recovery, strategic and tactical management issues, and contract and grant cost procurement; in addition, he oversees all client relationships. Ed enjoys educating (and entertaining) an audience and has been a featured speaker at the National SBIR conference for years.
His personal life mirrors his business life—it's all about protecting and helping others. A longtime member of Rotary International and past president of the Burlington Rotary Club, Ed was honored with the Paul Harris Fellow Award for service above self. He leads a group of church volunteers each month to prepare dinner and serve approximately 300 men at the Pine Street Inn, a Boston homeless shelter.
Ed is married and has two children. He graduated Cum Laude from Bentley University in 1985 with a degree in Accountancy.
Brian LaCroix,CPA, Audit Partner
If you're being audited, Brian needs to be on your speed dial. He oversees and manages our clients’ audits and his depth of understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-133 audit regulations and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requirements gives him the unique ability to work on either side of the audit process for our clients.
In addition to assisting clients through the government audit process, Brian manages our firm’s rigorous quality control program, a peer-reviewed process that ensures the highest degree of competency in systems and service. A Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, he has negotiated thousands of indirect rates. Brian is also involved with his clients’ day-to-day strategic and tactical management decisions.
Prior to joining Jameson & Company in 2001, Brian worked as a CPA for several small public accounting firms and as a corporate in-house auditor. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1993 with a degree in Accounting. Brian is married and the father of three children.
Bryan Cohen,CPA, PartnerGovernment Audit Expert
Bryan brings more than 15 years of public accounting experience to Jameson & Company. His impressive depth of experience in financial statement audits, financial reporting and corporate taxation is invaluable to his clients here.
As the Chief Operating Officer of the Jameson team, Bryan oversees quality control on all incurred cost submissions, audit and tax work. He's expert in on-boarding our new clients, fixing their accounting system issues, training, and getting them on the right path.
Prior to joining Jameson & Company in 2010, Bryan worked as a CPA for several regional and national accounting firms. A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Accounting, he earned an MBA from the Boston University Graduate School of Management in 2000.
Bryan is married and the father of three children.
Liz Mansfield,CPA and Audit Manager Grant Audit Expert
For the past decade and more, Elizabeth, aka: Liz, has developed an enviable level of accounting experience in every type of audit imaginable. Her keen understanding of nuanced accounting and auditing rules gives her the ability to either perform audits on client records or assist them in preparing and representing them during audit.
She also has experience in federal, state and local government compliance auditing including HUD, OMB A-133 and incurred cost audits. Ten years prior to joining Jameson & Company in 2011, Liz worked as a CPA for several local public accounting firms.
Liz graduated from Worcester State University with a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State University.
Tim has nearly 30 years of experience in Federal government accounting addressing FAR and CAS accounting and compliance matters, negotiating Disclosure Statements, and cost proposals with DCMA and DCAA. He's successfully defended companies in hundreds of incurred cost submissions, estimating system audits, time card audits, and forward pricing rate reviews.
Tim's depth of technical and organizational experience makes him invaluable in solving complex problems, including resolving DCAA issues, structuring and implementing accounting information systems, and understanding the human forces behind these challenges.
Prior to joining Jameson & Co. in the spring of 2013, Tim worked in both professional services and high tech manufacturing industries, principally aerospace & defense. Throughout his career, he's had increasingly responsible positions as a CPA Audit Supervisor at Coopers & Lybrand, Director of Corporate Internal Audit, Corporate Controller, V.P. & CFO, and most recently as a Division CFO. His industry experience is extensive and invaluable, including strategic planning, acquisitions, integration, and cost controls.
Tim graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accountancy, and earned a Master of Science in Finance from Bentley University. Tim is married and the father of 2 children.
Caroline Crosby,CPA, MST
Caroline is a tax specialist with over 25 years experience working with regional and national accounting firms in tax, accounting and attest services, helping small privately held C and S Corporations, not-for profits and high net worth individuals.
Her tax knowledge and capabilities are both broad and deep. She frequently works with small business clients to design, implement, automate and improve their FAR accounting function, as well as provide year-end analysis to ensure complete and accurate financial reporting. Caroline is one of our go-to trainers for new clients that need to get their accounting systems up to speed quickly.
If you're not impressed already, know that Caroline graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in accounting and economics from Boston College. She earned her Masters Degree in taxation from Bentley University also graduating magna cum laude.
In her spare time Caroline serves as volunteer Treasurer for HGRM, a not-for-profit located in Acton, Massachusetts with a mission to provide household goods, free of charge, to people in need. Caroline has three grown children who are enjoying careers in the arts, finance and environmental science.
Katelyn Crowley,VP, Business Development & Client Relations
Katie is a marketing and communications professional who joined the company in 2015. Though a native of Massachusetts, Katie has spent the majority of her professional career in Northern California, where she gained ample experience in marketing, communications, and business development. With an agency and consulting background, Katie has been able to build various marketing strategies for companies ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to local establishments. Having worked with clients in the legal, financial, and pharmaceutical industries to hospitality, health and fitness, Katie’s experience provides her with the knowledge of how to best approach marketing and business development with a focus on the client relationship.
As the Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations at Jameson & Co., Katie oversees the overall marketing and business development strategy, internal and external communications, and public relations. Her understanding of this niche accounting practice is growing daily, enabling her to also assist directly with clients.
A former athlete at Merrimack College, Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Philosophy and a minor in Business Marketing. She then went on to earn her Master of Science Degree in Project Management from Boston University.
Petra Conboy,Director of Education
Petra is the go-to person for many of our outsource clients and a tremendous source of help and support for their day-to-day bookkeeping to accounting to administrative needs, including payroll, accounts payable, month end closings and government billings. She has an Associates degree in Accounting and is proficient in QuickBooks.
She's also the first person many of our potential clients contact. In addition to be being extremely knowledgeable, Petra has an uncanny knack for getting the right information—and to the root of the problem—so she can best direct them to the expert they need.
Last but not least, Petra serves as our Firm Administrator. In this role, she handles all internal financial matters.
Prior to joining Jameson & Company, Petra worked for several years with small businesses clients at a large regional public accounting firm.
Cindy Higgins,Government Contracts & Grant Administrations Specialist
Cindy oversees the day-to-day bookkeeping and administrative functions for the firm’s outsource clients, and is a Quickbooks expert with over 12 years of experience.
She is proficient in all forms of electronic invoice submission including Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) for Department of Defense contracts, Vendor Invoice Payment Electronic Reporting System (VIPERS) and ASAP software for DOE contracts, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Payment Management System and G5 for Department of Education awards. This expertise ensures that our clients’ government invoices are properly prepared and submitted to avoid payment delays.
Cindy joined Jameson & Company in 2001. She graduated in 1984 with a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.