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Our Story


Established in 1982.

Charland, Marciano & Company, CPAs, LLP was formed in 1982, when founding partners William Charland and Alfred Marciano decided to buy out the small practice where they were employed. The new firm grew quickly, steadily adding employees and services.

Many of the firm’s early clients were manufacturers, especially in the jewelry industry. This was a natural extension for Al, whose family was involved in the costume jewelry industry in Providence. Other early clients were physicians and small medical practices.

As Rhode Island’s business landscape changed, the jewelry manufacturers closed or moved, and the physician practices were absorbed into large health care corporations. To keep pace, the firm changed too, expanding our client base to a wide variety of industries, and our expertise to serve the needs of those industries.





A Focus on Growth.

From the start, the partners chose to develop a growing staff from the ground up, by hiring most new staff at entry level, or from our partnership with the Johnson & Wales University internship program. Whether they remain with us or move on, we are proud and privileged to help these young accountants start in their profession with experience of our highest standards of ethics and practice.

Our staff also goes beyond the profession’s standards for continuing education. Many have pursued certificates and advanced degrees in very specific fields such as audits or estate planning. These studies allow us to offer you the highest level of expertise and the most current knowledge and developments in the field.

We are just as committed to earning your trust for the long term. Most of our clients have been with us for many years, including some who are the second or even the third generation in the same family, whom we serve in their changing business and personal financial needs. Our clients often turn to us to act as trustees for their personal estates and family trusts, because they rely on our integrity and our personal commitment to them.




We are always available to meet with prospective new clients and to discuss how our experience, integrity and dedication can help your business and your family. Contact us today to learn more.