“Waldron H. Rand believed that the best business leaders didn’t just utilize the abilities of associates, but rather, found ways to help them grow and develop greater achievements. We still seek to learn from Waldron H. Rand and to follow his lead today.”

— Sharon L. Shaff, Shareholder

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Waldron H. Rand was the co-founder and president of Waldron H. Rand & Company, P.C., in 1912. His service philosophy and dedication to the continual advancement of the industry is embedded in the Firm’s culture today. This tradition of excellence is why Waldron Rand is the oldest continuing public accounting firm in the country. A true industry pioneer, Mr. Rand was a founding member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), serving as its president from 1912 through 1914, and president of the predecessor organization to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) from 1918 through 1920.

The History of Waldron H. Rand & Company

1851
1851

Waldron H. Rand is born.

1877
1877

Hazen Pierce Philbrick is born.

1883
1883

Waldron H. Rand Serves as Registrar and Assistant Treasurer of Boston University (1883 – 1891).

1909
1909

Waldron H. Rand serves as secretary for MA Society for CPAs (MSCPA) and chairs American Association of Public Accountants’ Committee on Education (1909 – 1912).

1909

Hazen Philbrick takes and passes the first CPA exam given in MA.

1912
1912

Waldon H. Rand & Hazen Philbrick form Waldron H. Rand & Co., P.C.

1913
1913

Waldon H. Rand is elected President of the MSCPA.

1914
1914

Waldron H. Rand writes “What Is a Certified Public Accountant?” and delivers a speech to CPAs of MA, Inc.

1916
1916

Waldron H. Rand works with a small group of colleagues to create American Institute of Public Accountants (now known as AICPA).

1917
1917

Waldon H. Rand elected first Vice President of AICPA and begins tenure as Boston University’s Chief Advisor in Accounting.

1918
1918

Waldron H. Rand serves as second President of AICPA (1918 – 1920).

1929
1929

Waldron H. Rand dies at the age of 79

1940
1940

Maurice Smith, CPA, JD, becomes a shareholder.

1942
1942

Allan Baker, Alexander Carne and Katherine Philbrick (daughter of founder Hazen Philbrick) become shareholders

1974
1974

William L. Kams, CPA, JD, becomes a shareholder.

1980
1980

Jack Mozes, CPA, becomes a shareholder.

1982
1982

Waldron H. Rand & Co. moves from Boston Financial District to Needham, MA.

1991
1991

Rick J. Dlugasch, CPA, MST, becomes a shareholder.

1998
1998

Susan L. Kams, CPA, becomes a shareholder.

2004
2004

Waldron H. Rand & Co. joins Morison KSi (formerly KS International).

2007
2007

Sharon L. Shaff, CPA, MST, becomes a shareholder.

2012
2012

Waldron H. Rand & Co. turns 100.

2014
2014

Waldron H. Rand & Co. moves to its current office at 850 Washington St. in Dedham, MA.

2018
2018

Brian Dlugasch, CPA, Nicole Barrick, CPA, MSA, and Matthew Dlugasch, CPA, MST become shareholders.

2020
2020

Tom Barrick, CPA, MSA, CFP, becomes a shareholder.