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