Thomas Clarke, CPA
Thomas has been working closely with businesses and their owners throughout his career in public accounting. He has worked in both regional and national firms. The opportunity to work with clients on planning and growth issues is the type of challenge he enjoys most.
As a partner, Thomas brings his expertise to managing client engagements. His strong analytical abilities, a desire to fully understand the client’s business and financial position, along with a broad, in-depth knowledge of key business issues have proven to be invaluable to his clients. He understands and anticipates a client’s overall financial needs and objectives and helps set and attain financial goals by formulating business plans and directing clients to the most appropriate financial structure.
Thomas co-founded Clarke, Snow & Riley with the goal of providing high-quality service for smaller and middle-market companies. A basic tenet in his business philosophy is the belief that a majority of these companies want a personal relationship with their CPA firms. He also believes that understanding management’s objectives is of paramount importance in providing advice on financial, business, and tax issues.
Thomas is a graduate of Brandeis University, and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to entering public accounting, he worked as a multi-location manager for a large international retail chain and in the field of education.
Douglas H. French, CPA
Doug, an Audit Supervisor with the firm, conducts financial statement audits, review and compilations, as well as provides internal control system evaluations and bookkeeping services. He has experience working with clients from various industries such as distribution, manufacturing, technology and construction. He also performs audits for non-profit organizations in addition to 401(k) employee benefit plan audits.
Doug has 7 years experience in public accounting and has been with the firm for 5 years.
Doug obtained his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Suffolk University. He is an honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Michael J. Hall, CPA
Michael is a Partner at the firm and provides businesses and their owners with assistance in financial decision making. He has developed a strong technical background in auditing, financial reporting and internal control system evaluations through his experience on a variety of engagements. Michael works with clients to understand, evaluate and improve their policies and procedures. He has worked in a variety of industries, including service organizations, construction, real estate, transportation and manufacturing.
Michael worked in private industry as a Chief Financial Officer and Controller at a national exposition services company and at a transportation company, where he gained valuable insight into the day-to-day operations of middle-market businesses. Previously, Michael worked as an auditor and tax preparer at a regional CPA firm.
Michael is a Cum Laude graduate of Bridgewater State College and is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Carole S. McAuliffe, CPA
Carole is a Tax Manager with over 25 years of experience in working with small businesses, trusts and individuals. Carole is an integral part of the firm’s tax compliance and consulting services, and she is committed to delivering tax and financial services that meet each client’s unique objectives. The depth and breadth of her knowledge, experience and training within these areas make her an asset to the firm’s clients.
Carole has prior experience with a law firm, specializing in trust and estate administration, giving her a unique understanding of estate and fiduciary tax matters. Carole also has expertise in the areas of international taxation and not-for-profit entities. In addition, she has considerable experience with representing clients in IRS and state tax audits, as well as personal tax planning.
Carole is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Boston and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Richard H. Snow, CPA
Richard, the Director of Quality Control, has over 40 years of experience in both private industry and public accounting. Richard has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Controller in private industry and Senior Audit Manager with both national and regional accounting firms.
Richard is responsible for updating the firm’s quality control program and for the final review of all financial statements. He is also involved in most audit and accounting issues.
Richard has extensive accounting and auditing experience in the professional services, construction, distribution and information technology industries. He has also developed an expertise in the design, selection and implementation of computer hardware and software systems for small and medium-sized companies.
Richard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants where he has served on several committees. He is actively involved as a board member and executive of a not-for-profit organization.