Patricia A. Thompson, CPA, PFS, MST

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Experience

Photograph of Patricia A. ThompsonConsidered by many authorities as one of the foremost tax experts in the state, Pat has been with Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP since 1978 and is the firm’s tax partner.  Her involvement is with many closely held businesses in the manufacturing, service and real estate industries. Pat is a familiar face on regional television since she is often the authority called by local TV programs to speak on a wide variety of tax issues.

In 2007, Pat was selected by the Junior League of RI as one of the The Rhode Island 85 in recognition of her professional and personal commitment to the community.  Pat was named by Providence Business News as the 2009 Financial Services Industry Leader.  In 2011, Pat received the Alumni of the Year award from the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration.  In 2012, the Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island recognized Pat for her support of the Rhode Island Chapter over the past 25 years.  In 2014, the American Institute of CPAs’ awarded Pat with the prestigious Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award which is given to the CPA who has practiced tax accounting at the highest level.  Also in 2014, Pat was selected by the Rhode Island Society of CPAs to receive its Mission Award.  She was also named by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals as one of the 2014 top 10 public accounting professionals in Rhode Island.

Education

Pat graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She continued her education at Bryant College where she received a Master of Science in Taxation degree in 1986. Pat is also a Personal Financial Specialist.  She received this designation in 1996 from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants honored Pat with the Sustained Contribution Award. The award recognizes members of the Institute who have contributed measurably to the AICPA and the CPA profession through their volunteer leadership roles.
  • Selected by the Junior League of RI as one of The Rhode Island 85 in recognition of her professional and personal commitment to the community.
  • Named the Financial Services Industry Leader by the Providence Business News.
  • Received the Alumni of the year award from the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration.
  • The Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island recognized Pat for her support of the Rhode Island Chapter over the past twenty five years.
  • Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants honored Pat with the “Mission Award.”
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants honored Pat with the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award which is given to the CPA who has practiced tax accounting at the highest level.
  • National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals named Pat one of the top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in Rhode Island.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Current Member of the Tax Reform Task Force; Member of the Advocacy Relations Committee; Member of the Nominating Committee Former Chair of the Tax Executive Committee; Former Member of the Tax Legislation and Policy Committee
  • RI Society of Certified Public Accountants: Current Member of the Federal and State Tax Committee; Former Chair of the Tax Committee; Past President
  • R.I. Governor’s Tax Policy Workgroup – 2009
  • URI Personal Financial Education Executive Advisory Board
  • The Tax Adviser, a publication of the AICPA, Editorial advisor
  • Chair, Greater Providence YMCA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Planning and Program Development Committee
  • RI Estate Planning Council
  • Providence Public Library, Planned Giving Committee
  • Treasurer of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Member of the Tax Advisory Committee, Investment Committee and Government Affairs Council.  Pat frequently represents the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce during Rhode Island legislative hearings on pending legislation
  • Butler Hospital Foundation Board Member and Treasurer and Member of the Stewardship Committee
  • Former Adjunct Instructor at Bryant University

Pat has written tax articles for the Rhode Island Society of CPA’s Newsletter. In addition, she is an often-requested speaker at many professional organization events, both on a regional and national level.