John Finnerty is a tax partner in Citrin Cooperman’s Providence, Rhode Island office with over 20 years of experience. Previously, John was a tax principal at LGC+D, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2016.
John has significant 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 and distribution.
John is known for his analytical and solutions-oriented approach. He helps clients expand 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 their problems.
Bachelor of Science, Nichols College
Master of Science in Taxation, Bryant University
Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Presentations & 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.
Member, American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA)
Member, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
Board Member and Treasurer, Rhode Island chapter of the ALS Association
John 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 was also a member of the Nichols College Board of Advisors.
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