COI HonoreeAwardDonald S. Paris
Managing Member

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“I truly enjoy what I do, and I hope my clientele believe that it shows,” says Donald S. Paris. At his firm, Donald Paris CPA LLC, Paris manages growth carefully. “I believe that growth for growth’s sake results in a multitude of client and practice issues,” he says. “Instead, I focus on limiting my practice to clientele I believe I can provide the highest level of service to.”

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Walsh Rory DCEO COI Web Headshot 16“In 2004, I started my IT services company, Yamashita Solutions, LLC. My employees were located in [four states]. As a novice small business owner, I handled all the administrative tasks, including ‘tax accountant.’ As you might guess, I was completely unprepared and unaware of the tax filing requirements for each state. I also started a 401(k) plan for the company, and the reporting requirements for the matching contributions compounded my headaches. The result was an audit and a stream of notices of delinquent income reporting. On a recommendation from a friend, I contacted Don and asked about his services. During our initial interview, I was impressed by Don’s acumen and keen analysis as he asked very detailed questions about the company structure, the 401(k) plan, the revenue stream and expenses. … I entered into an agreement right then and there. Subsequently, he helped me establish a set of strict procedures to account for all revenues, expenses and estimated tax payments. Twelve years have passed, and it was one of my wisest moves.”
– Rory J. Walsh, President and CEO, Yamashita, Solutions, LLC