Teamwork – The Foundation of Our Success
It’s almost a truism today that a company’s people are its greatest asset. But at Scott A. Goffstein & Associates, this is definitely the case. We believe in the skills, talents and commitments of our people. And, as you’ll see, together they provide a group that we proudly refer to as Team Scott A. Goffstein. It is the combination of their talent and ability to work as a team that we believe sets us apart from the rest.
Our Partners and Management Team
Deborah B. Keenan, C.P.A.
Debbie Keenan is a CPA who brings an unusual ability to understand the whole range of complex tax and accounting issues facing a client. She’s been with the firm since 1992 and in that time has become involved with a wide variety of companies. Before joining the firm, Debbie worked in the tax department of The Boston Company handling tax matters for high net worth individuals. Before that, she was in the accounting department of an office supply company. Debbie graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s. She lives in Malden when she’s not skiing in Vermont.
Michael J. Higgins, C.P.A., M.S.T.
Michael Higgins is a CPA with an expertise in a wide range of corporate tax matters. He has been with the firm since 1995 and in that time he has successfully handled tax problems and related issues for a multitude of different companies in a broad range of industries. Michael is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Salem State College, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley. Currently he resides in the North Shore area with his family.
Terri Delaney is a senior manager who is highly proficient in the areas of bookkeeping, payroll, and sales taxes. She has had extensive experience in private industry, first with Sudbury Systems and then with ADI Reporting Services. She also ran her own bookkeeping firm. Terri went on to obtain her Master’s degree in accounting. She currently helps clients organize and resolve multi-state sales tax issues, customer invoicing as it relates to international clients, and other bookkeeping intricacies. She also works on tax compliance matters and planning with regard to the firm’s outsourced accounting clients. From her years of experience, Terri is not just computer literate; she is familiar with more than twenty software programs. Terri is currently planning on sitting for the CPA exam. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children and cheering on the Patriots.
Liz Silver is a manager at the firm. Liz received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. and began working for the firm in 1996. She has experience in accounting and taxation matters, and has familiarity with many of the aspects off-shore companies are faced with when doing business in the U.S. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family and friends.