Honors / Awards

The Importance of Commitment

We value the awards and honors received only as they accurately symbolize our commitment to the accounting industry, and especially to the communities in which we live and work. We hope they are a possible indication that we are Living our commitment: to Improve people’s lives.

If you know of other ways that we can support others in making a positive difference and contribute to the communities that we work and live in, please let us know!

The firm’s partners are both recipients of The Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award, presented to “honor the rising stars of the Central Massachusetts business community that are excelling…and stepping up” as tomorrow’s leaders. Jennifer received this honor with the 40 Under Forty’s Class of 2002, and David received this honor with the Class of 2007.

In 2017, Jennifer Williams was honored by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, in partnership with the AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee as one of the seven Women to Watch award winners.

For three years in a row (2019, 2020 & 2021), McLaren & Associates CPAs, PC has been voted Best Forensic Accounting Firm in the Worcester Business Journal’s Best of Business Awards, and in 2017 & 2018 we were voted honorable mention for Best Accounting Firm.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette readers have voted for us for Best Accounting Firm in the Best of Central Massachusetts, and we have made the final top three for two years in a row (2019 and 2020).

In 2019, we became one of 15 accounting firms worldwide and one of 8 in the United States to qualify for as a Certified B Corporation. We are the first accounting firm in New England and only the second company in Central Massachusetts to accomplish this achievement.