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About Us

Our Firm

Bruce D. Norling, CPA, PC provides quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our services range from basic tax and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits.

Bruce D. Norling, CPA, PC is one of the leading firms in the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards and work ethic is the reason our clients return year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through focused research and sound analysis. Bruce D. Norling, CPA, PC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Bruce D. Norling, CPA, PC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Bruce D. Norling, CPA, President

Since graduating with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance in 1979 from Babson College, and a Masters in Taxation from Bentley University in 1987, Bruce has concentrated his public accounting expertise in the areas of income tax and auditing not-for-profit and governmental organizations. In addition to his tax and audit experience, he has had the privilege of serving as a valued business advisor to non-profit agencies, partnerships, individuals, and commercial corporations. His role as a business advisor has included consulting on numerous financial, tax and accounting matters. Assisting clients to run more efficient financial operations, increase profitability and provide solutions for complex business situations, is his goal as your business advisor.

Prior to founding Bruce D. Norling, CPA, PC, he served as Senior Manager with Peat Marwick in Boston. During his time at Peat Marwick, his client responsibilities included start-up corporations, middle-sized for profit and not-for-profit entities, and large multinational companies. Some of the clients he managed with Peat Marwick included Children’s Hospital, New England Memorial Hospital, Talbots, Gorton’s of Gloucester and the Xaverian Brothers group of high schools. He provided a variety of auditing, tax and consulting services to these clients.

Bruce is a reviewer in the Peer Review Program of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He has also been a member of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce since 1990. Bruce grew up here in the town of Sudbury, and he lives in Framingham with his wife, Jan, and two of their three children.

Lawrence A. Pratt, CPA, Senior Accountant

Larry is a Senior Accountant responsible for preparing all types of business, individual and not-for-profit tax returns. He also assists with firm audits and provides valuable consulting work to our clients. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Larry was a supervisor at Carlin, Charron & Rosen LLP, CPAs, where he garnered expertise in corporate and partnership taxation. Before that, Larry worked for Russell, Brier & Co. LLP, CPAs, where he amassed considerable proficiency in the preparation of complex individual tax returns. He was also involved in audits of numerous not-for-profit organizations, including private foundations.

The earlier years of his career began after earning his degree in Accounting from the University of Washington. During this time Larry worked at various not-for-profit organizations, including nine years as the Controller at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association in Massachusetts.

Larry is an experienced tournament chess player and was a founding member of the Metrowest Chess Club in Natick. He is very knowledgeable in classical music and enjoys concert-going with his wife. Larry's favorite season is summer, when he goes lake swimming as often as possible.

Lena Decosta, CPA, Senior Accountant

Lena is a Senior Accountant joining the firm in May 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Master’s in Business from Bryant University. Prior to joining us, Lena has had a successful career leading Finance teams in both private and publicly held corporations, gaining experience in various aspects of financial reporting and budgeting. Most recently, she held the position of Assistant Controller at Columbia Tech. She will be utilizing her business background and in-depth understanding of the financial close process as she assists the firm in the areas of taxation, consulting, accounting and auditing.

Pamela Weldon, CPA, Senior Accountant

Pam has been with the firm since 2003. Taxation, and more specifically, not-for-profit and individual taxation are her areas of focus at the firm. In addition to her long time experience with Bruce D. Norling, CPA, PC, she has worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory since 1990, where she is currently Senior Accounting Officer in the Financial Services Department.

Pam began her career in accounting and taxation working for a big four CPA firm. Before joining Lincoln Laboratory, she spent 5 years as a manager in the MIT Audit Division. Pam has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and an MBA from Simmons College.

Pam and her husband live in Sudbury, MA where they raised their daughter, who now resides in Virginia. Pam enjoys reading, working in her garden, practicing yoga, and a variety of athletic activities.

Jennifer Bassett-Glynn, Staff Accountant

Jennifer joined the firm in 2019 as a Staff Accountant. She has many years of accounting and tax experience. She was most recently employed as an Accounting Manager at International Forest Products as well as a Senior Tax Preparer at Liberty Tax. She will be involved in all aspects of the firm including accounting, audit and tax. She received her B.A. in Finance from Northeastern University.

Shannon K. Sargent, Staff Accountant

Shannon joined the firm in 2018. She is involved in all aspects of the firm including accounting, audit and tax. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Worcester State University and her Master’s in Accounting from Nichols College. She is currently working towards her CPA certification.

Janet Norling, Office Manager

Jan is the longest standing employee at the firm. She has served as the office manager since 1990 and is in charge of firm purchasing, billing, accounting and payroll. Jan and Bruce have been married since 1979.

Cindy Castaldy, Executive Assistant

Cindy has been with the firm since 2003 and is the firm's executive assistant. She provides administrative support to the President and firm's staff throughout the tax and audit season. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks and is involved is all aspects of the firm. Our clients’ first interaction is often with Cindy and she is an important point of contact for them. Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends and planning her next travel adventure.