Boston Firm DGC Supports Employee Attainment of CPA Designation Through Nichols College Partnership

BOSTON, Mass.—DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company), a CPA and business advisory firm in Boston and Woburn, is proud to announce its partnership with Dudley, Mass.-based business school Nichols College, and is offering the Nichols CPA Exam Review Program to DGC employees. Through this partnership, DGC is making it more convenient and affordable for employees to become a Certified Public Accountant.

The support provided to employees in their professional growth enables DGC to continue to provide clients with the high level of technical expertise and quality service that DGC is known for. Over 50 percent of DGC’s staff is comprised of CPAs. DGC is proud to have the highest percentage of Massachusetts CPAs among the top 15 firms listed in the Boston Business Journal’s “Largest Accounting Firms in Massachusetts” list. The Nichols College CPA Review Program will help contribute to employee development as the firm continues to grow. DGC is pleased to cover all costs associated with this 18-month program.

“We have always been committed to helping our employees further their growth, and this educational program supports that commitment,” said Laurie Austin, managing partner at DGC. “Nichols College is a well-respected institution, and DGC is proud to partner with them.”

The instructor-led CPA Exam Review Program is offered through Nichols College Graduate & Professional Studies and consists of four parts that correlate with the four-part CPA exam: auditing and attestation; financial accounting and reporting; regulation; and business environment and concepts. As part of the program materials, participants receive access to leading industry software that provides students with additional preparation material, test questions, tutorials, and simulation exams. The Nichols CPA Exam Review Program is designed around the busy schedules of working accounting professionals and is taught by industry experts.

Kerry Calnan, vice president of innovation and institutional effectiveness at Nichols College, said that the partnership with DGC is yet another example of how Nichols is innovating higher education.

“Nichols College is excited about this new powerful opportunity to collaborate with DGC—one of the largest accounting firms in Massachusetts. We are extremely proud to be a higher education leader in training the workplace of today and tomorrow,” said Calnan. “This partnership demonstrates how Nichols College makes a proactive, thoughtful impact on industry by specifically meeting the strategic objectives of hiring managers. It’s a win-win-win for the employer and employee as well as for Nichols.”


DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP) is a CPA and business advisory firm specializing in services for individuals and privately held businesses. Our professional curiosity drives everything we do—how we work, how we advise, how we partner with and seek out value for our clients.

We provide tax, audit, accounting and consulting services, which include litigation support, forensic accounting, valuation, arbitration, and transaction advisory services. The accounting and business advisory practice provides CFO/Controller and business advisory services as well as accounting and bookkeeping support. The international tax practice provides guidance on a variety of issues for individuals with complex international tax needs.

 Our specialized teams are ready to help you see the world differently, for better results. Through our offices in Boston and Woburn, Massachusetts, our team of over 160 collaborates with clients and their advisors to understand objectives and position them for the future.


Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom, and through impactful research and professional education. Founded in 1815, Nichols transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Within a supportive community, Nichols offers and experiential business curriculum with a strong liberal arts foundation that is enhanced by the scholarship of practice and pedagogy; integrates research and scholarship into the student experience programs and activities that cultivate and enhance professional skills and readiness; and develops the communication and critical-thinking abilities, the ethical and cultural perspectives, and the necessary teamwork skills that are required of leaders in a global economy.


Lorraine U. Martinelle
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Nichols College
Dudley, MA 01571-5000
Twitter: @NicholsNewsroom and @Nichols_College


Katherine Freund
Director of Marketing
DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP)
Boston/Woburn, MA
Twitter: @dgc_advisors

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