Newton, MA (PressExposure) January 23, 2009 -- Over the years, Mr. Rodman, who was a longstanding member of the Mass Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs, witnessed many changes in the industry - from the early days of pencil and ledger to todayâs online tax filing.
For more than 40 years, Mr. Rodman, a graduate of Boston University, worked as a CPA and helped many businesses in the New England area prosper. He founded the company in 1961 and for a number of years, Mr. Rodman ran the company by himself from his Boston office. Many of his clients were small, family-owned businesses. Mr. Rodmanâs personality lent itself to small business. He was patient and liked to get to know his clients; their motivation and their goals. He was also creative on the tax side and gave good advice.
A number of clients have been with Rodman & Rodman since Mr. Rodmanâs early days including: Tom McCann of Commonwealth Films; Bob Mirabito of Mirabito Insurance; Jerry and Stu Kawadler of National Maintenance; Russ Anderson of Southeastern Metal; Ed and Jim Rapoport of Honorcraft; Warren Gomberg, Les Rudnick and the Spiliakos, Taylor, D'Attilio, Alepedis, Tenn, White, Voto, and Hughes families.
Today, Rodman & Rodman operates from offices in Newton and Braintree and has a staff of 20. Despite the size of the company, the family tradition continues. Mr. Rodmanâs son Steve Rodman, who has been the companyâs president for several years, shares his fatherâs philosophy of getting to know their clients as well as their motivations and goals and the company continues to help small to mid sized businesses reach (and often exceed) their expectations.
Although Quickbooks and other accounting software programs didnât exist years ago and things were done differently, in many ways, Rodman & Rodman has remained the same. They are still wholly dedicated to looking after clientsâ best interests.
âAll who knew Herb respected his professionalism, knowledge and abilities as a CPA. Most would also say that those were not even his most admirable traits. Herb was a warm, caring person with a wonderful sense of humor and an engaging personality,â said John McGovern, CPA, ABV, CVA, a Partner at Rodman & Rodman. âHerb built a strong company based on solid principles that has continued to grow steadily over the years. Weâre all proud to be a part of the Rodman & Rodman team.â
From business valuations, taxation, audits, fraud detection and prevention services and succession planning to a variety of accounting IT services including software selection, implementation and training, the team at Rodman & Rodman serves as comprehensive advisors to clients. For individual clients, the company offers personal advisory services such as planning for real estate transactions, obtaining financing, estate planning and retirement planning as well as planning for college education. Rodman & Rodman Certified Public Accountants are located at 3 Newton Executive Park in Newton and 25 Braintree Hill Office Park in Braintree, Mass. For more information, visit their website at http://www.rodmancpa.com or contact Jen Reading at (617) 965-5959.