Testimonials

"Ed has served as our tax advisor for three years at Cocoon. Ed stands out. He is strategic, pragmatic, focused, efficient and an absolute joy to work with. I would recommend him highly to any early-stage or mid-size company seeking tax and financial services."

- Ailis Tweed-Kent M.D., Founder and CEO, Cocoon Biotech

"Ed provides exceptional technical knowledge to complicated issues. He is also a true business partner that understands the needs of the business and organization."

- Lora Loyall, Vice President of Finance, Janeiro Digital

"Ed has been a trusted advisor and invaluable resource to our company for over 20 years. With his guidance and support we have established strong financial systems and practices that have enabled us to accelerate our growth and become a leader in our industry."

- Steven Bearak, CEO, IdentityForce

"I’ve had the privilege of working with Ed for the last four years at Vaxess. As a CEO, I want a tax partner who can work independently to deliver not only the basics of tax support, but also creative approaches to helping us minimize our long term tax obligations. Ed has been the perfect partner through this process and is one of only two service providers that we have used since the company’s founding in 2012, further highlighting his exceptional performance."

- Michael Schrader, Co-Founder and CEO, Vaxess Technologies

"Ed took the time to understand our business lines and goals, helping us to define practical practices while still keeping reasonable controls and GAAP reporting in mind."

- Theresa Peterson, Senior Controller, America’s Test Kitchen

"Ed Leary is creative and not what you expect on the surface – in a good way. I have known Ed since 2012 as we have both volunteered for The Venture Forum in a variety of roles. Ed has demonstrated critical thinking, an ability to keep things grounded in logic, organizational focus, the ability to multi-task and a flair for marketing and photography which I did not expect. I have enjoyed my time working with Ed."

- Joe Vignaly, Chairman, The Venture Forum

"I have worked with Ed for approximately 10 years with two different organizations. I have found him to be extremely professional yet approachable making him an excellent partner for any organization as both an auditor and an advisor. His expertise in nonprofit accounting runs deep making him an excellent knowledge base for his clients. He is also willing to research any topic on behalf of his clients and report back his findings which is immensely helpful."

- June Carlsen, Director of Operations, Be The Change, Inc.

"Ed has work with our organization for many years. Ed has a significant depth of understanding regarding accounting regulations and procedures. He is consistently well informed regarding new regulations and their implementation. Further, we deeply appreciate his ability to present very complicated financial statements and returns in a comprehensive yet easy to understand manner. We are pleased to have Ed Leary as our lead auditor."

- Donna Poole, Finance Director, Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association

"Edward Leary has been Emmanuel Music’s auditor for as long as I’ve been with the organization, over 10 years. I continue to be impressed with his diligence, his flexibility, and his knowledge. I can always contact him with questions concerning auditing standards and laws that may have an impact on our operations. In addition to interacting with Emmanuel Music staff, Ed has developed a collaborative relationship with board leadership. The individualized service he gives us, a relatively small non-profit, and his willingness to work around our budget constraints, are deeply appreciated. Emmanuel Music is well-served by Ed and his team, and we are confident placing our trust in him."

- Pat Krol, Executive Director, Emmanuel Muisc

"When I was stuck and unable to advance my Massachusetts Film Incentive application, Ed Leary stepped in to save the day. He took on extra duty, to get me submitted and reviewed. I can’t fully put in words how much this meant to me, as a first-time applicant to the program. There is a saying in the movies business— that you’re “in good hands” with a cinematographer, editor, production designer, or other key collaborator who fully steps up to advance the vision of a project. I can only say that I was in good hands with Ed Leary—and felt enormously grateful for his professionalism, flexibility, and solid work at each step of the process."

- Jay Craven, Kingdom County Productions

"Ed Leary has been providing auditing services to our organization, Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF), for about fourteen years. As Executive Director of the organization I have been interacting with Ed and his team for about eight years.

One aspect that has always impressed me about Ed’s work is how well planned his audits are. He provides detailed guidance of what will be needed well in advance so that when the audit is being done everything flows smoothly. I dreaded audits until I met Ed.

The other point that I wish to highlight is that Ed always makes himself available to advise us throughout the year on a number of business issues. As a Community Development Financial Institution we have accounting questions that are particular to our industry and he is very thorough providing accurate answers. If we want to know how the purchase of a property will impact our financial statements he is ready to assist. If we wish to brainstorm about how we can better develop one of our lines of activity he is there. This willingness to go the extra mile is something we value a lot and lead us to consider his firm not only a trusted service provider but an actual partner."

- Gerardo Espinoza, Executive Director, Local Enterprise Assistance Fund