AKD Consultants exists to help individuals and companies (startup and established) navigate complicated government regulations, complex IRS tax codes, and crazy business pitfalls. We work closely with individuals and businesses translating tax codes, accounting principles, and business regulations. We help make the difficult decisions easier by simplifying accounting and tax issues. We work all year helping individuals and businesses with planning and filing of taxes as well as financial budgeting and reporting so our clients can make informed decisions.
Established in 2012, AKD Consultants began when two local businessmen, Adam Dworkin and Shawn Griffin, decided to team up and offer the South Shore a company where they can get all their business and tax needs met in one place. They wanted to offer clients, both individuals and businesses, a friendly environment where they feel warm, welcome, and know that they have the professionals on their side. Both Adam and Shawn had individual at-home businesses beforehand, where they each acquired a large amount of clientele, and wanted to collaborate in order to offer existing and future clients a quality service, where both of their knowledgeable inputs can help them prosper. In order to make this a reality, they started AKD Consultants in Hingham, MA.
Adam Dworkin started preparing tax returns for his family and friends in high school and increased his knowledge to corporations and small businesses after achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Jose University in 1992.
He began working at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation after college, and went on to work for a small regional CPA firm. During his time at the firm, Adam became a licensed California CPA in 1998. He is currently working on obtaining a Massachusetts CPA license. Throughout his career, Adam has helped small to large companies navigate complex accounting and tax issues. Prior to starting AKD Consultants, Adam worked as a controller for various companies, such as USWebCKS, SSH, ZipCar, and HEFA. This allowed him to gain experience in different industries and stages of business, from High Tech to Not-for-Profit, with income ranging from zero to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Shawn Griffin was born and raised right here in Hingham and has resided on the South Shore for his entire life. After graduating from Hingham High School in 1985 he attended Bentley College, now Bentley University, as an accounting major.
After taking some time off from college and working in the retail trade, he decided to return to UMass Boston and complete his accounting degree. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the UMass Boston College of Management with a concentration in Accounting in 2009. While attending UMass Boston he worked at State Street Corporation and also worked part time preparing taxes for a CPA in Cohasset. After graduating with his degree, Shawn performed contract work for CPAs and small businesses on the South Shore. He also performed bookkeeping and tax services for these businesses and individuals. Shawn also became involved with a few 501(c)(3) Charitable organizations, including being the Treasurer of the Magical Moon Foundation in Marshfield. This foundation assists children with cancer and their families in dealing with the disease and their often painful treatments. In the summer of 2012, Shawn met a CPA from Hingham named Adam Dworkin who was in the process of opening in his own accounting firm. They discovered that they share the same business philosophy in regards to performing accounting and tax services for businesses and individuals, and Adam asked him to join in his venture.
The team at AKD Consultants has been fantastic. Adam and Shawn are incredibly knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. They’ve taken the time to really understand our business and tailor their services and advice to our unique needs. AKD has become a trusted advisor and extension of our team.Steve Rubin, OnSource
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