Our Firm

 

Our People

Alan M. Weiner, CPA, MST, CTS, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University in 1978 and received his BSBA with a concentra-tion in accounting.  He was initiated into Beta Gamma Sigma, a National Honor Society, in his Junior year.  After taking and passing the CPA exam, Alan attended Bently College from 1980 through 1983 and received his degree in Masters of Taxation.  He worked with his father and grandfather during his training years.  Alan has been managing the firm since 1990.

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Craig T. Church, graduated from Franklin Institute of Boston and recevied his Associate of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology. There he was invited and became a member of Tao Alpha Pi, a National Honor Society for two year engineering students.  Craig then attended Northeastern University receiving his BSBA with a concentration in Finance.


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Jerome F. Layman, is the most recent addition to the firm.  Jerry granduated cum laude from Holderness School in New Hampshire in 1967.  From there he attended Colby College and received his BSBA with a concentration in Economics in 1971.  Jerry went on to Babson College where he received his MBA in finance and accounting.


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Our History

Savage, Weiner & Company was founded in 1928 by Haskell J. Weiner, my grandfather. Since 1978, Alan and the firm have performed auditing, review, and compilation services; prepared forecasted and projected financial statements; designed, implemented and monitored financial control systems for start-up and ongoing computerized bookkeeping; served as bookkeeper and/or controller, as tax, business and financial planner.

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Our Credentials

Our firm participates in the Peer Review program prescribed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. Our firm was last reviewed in March 2015. The resulting report stated that all of our accounting practices and procedures complied with or exceeded the standards of the industry.

We belong to the:

  • Massachusetts Society of Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association
  • Saugus Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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Our Areas of Specialization

We can help you analyze partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, leasing, franchising, sales and management contracts for tax and business considerations. We also provide planning, preparation and audit representation on all federal and state income, estate and gift taxation matters.

The tax department advises clients on a wide variety of tax matters, such as the structuring of mergers and acquisitions, sales and/or liquidations of businesses. We frequently provide advice on S corporations, compensation planning (including incentives), other retirement matters, loss carry forwards and the tax consequences of estate planning arrangements. We also advise and help clients in structuring their affairs with regard to the tax consequences and the type of entity used for business acquisitions, financing and development and sales of real estate when owned in LLC, partnership, corporate, trust or individual form.

We are in a unique position in terms of personnel and experience to fulfill your needs for a part-time bookkeeper/controller. We are currently using Creative Solutions, Inc. software for all checkbook functions, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, and individual, trust, corporation and partnership tax return processing. 

Examples of businesses for which we have provided these services:

  1. a Real Estate developer -- who requisitions for funds on a regular basis. He came in regularly and counted on us to make deposits or write checks sometimes on a moments notice.
  2. a Distributor -- where their need for privacy on all payroll issues had induced them to retain our firm to handle the entire payroll function as well as sign payroll checks.  We also filed their monthly sales tax reports and had signature on their main checking account.
  3. a Large Restaurant chain -- who preferred that invoices be entered by experienced personnel, who are trained to be thorough and will as a matter of course reconcile invoices against vendor statements.  They wanted invoices to be paid timely and for us to maintain and provide accurate bank balances up to the minute with monthly bank reconciliations.
  4. a Clothing Retailer -- where personal sickness was the inducement to have our office handle all the accounting and bookkeeping needs from writing checks for payroll and paying invoices to suppliers, to making deposits of cash at the bank.

 

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Savage, Weiner & Company
464 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Tel: 617-266-5100
Email: aweiner@swcpa.com

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