History

Since 1911, Wolf & Company has blazed a trail through Boston and beyond, growing into a national—and through our Allinial affiliation, an international—presence with clients across myriad industries. Explore our history and see how our bold beginnings have led to 109 years of progress, innovation, and growth.

1911

Pride of Boston

The foundation for Wolf & Company is set when Edwin Pride is issued the third CPA certificate from the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy and opens Edwin L. Pride & Company at 40 Central Street in Boston, MA. Edwin, a Trustee of the Somerville Institution for Savings, establishes our roots in financial services, especially community banking.

1920

Uncovering Ponzi

The U.S. Attorney for the District of MA commissions Pride to investigate Charles Ponzi, the infamous con-artist whose name is now synonymous with the “Ponzi Scheme” and “Pyramid Scheme.” The reputation that Pride developed as a professional working with regulatory and statutory bodies is forever ingrained in our culture. Many of our leaders currently hold or have served as board and committee members in our profession’s standard-setting bodies—such as the AICPA Center for Audit Quality and the PCAOB—and have served as president of the MSCPA.

1968

Our Name

Edwin L. Pride & Company is merged into a number of other accounting firms to form Wolf & Company, a national CPA firm headquartered in Chicago.

1978

Independence Day

Wolf & Company’s local owners bought back the firm and changed our name to Wolf & Company of Massachusetts. At this time we established a defined benefit plan to protect against succession uncertainty, allowing for a seamless transition of the firm from one generation to the next, preserving our culture and supporting a caretaker mentality with our clients.

1993

Evolution and Growth

Wolf & Company of Massachusetts officially becomes Wolf & Company, P.C. and begins expansion across the Northeast, establishing our presence first in Springfield, MA, and over time to Albany, NY and Livingston, NJ.

2005

WolfPAC Launch

WolfPAC Integrated Risk Management® SaaS solution is created, building on our expertise in regulated industries to pioneer regtech into financial services and healthcare.

2006

Community Outreach

The same care and commitment we show our clients is reflected in our support of the communities in which we live and work. In the spirit of our values and culture, the Wolf & Company Charitable Foundation is established to fund a variety of causes important to our employees and clients.

2011

Happy Birthday

Wolf celebrates 100 years of providing unparalleled guidance across the niches we serve: technology, manufacturing, distribution & retail, banking and credit unions, asset management, healthcare, and private clients.

2020

Our Next 100

We’re charting the course for the next decade and strengthening our ability to provide our clients, our people, and the communities we serve with confidence and stability in a rapidly changing world.