Ray is a principal of Abramson & Company, LLC and has been leading the firm since established in 1993. With a wide variety of experience in public accounting and corporate life, Ray’s personal expertise includes real estate investing, retail business, professional practices including health care, technology, retail energy, and individual taxes and estate planning. Ray’s career has been punctuated by being creative, innovative and solution oriented.
He has invested heavily in maintaining state of the art technology and processes, and believes in the importance of educating the firm’s clients about the benefits as well as the difficulties of running a small business. Today the firm leads the way with technology and planning, and acts as a trusted advisor for firm clients.
Ray began his career working in public accounting in Burlington, Vermont. He passed the CPA exam on his first attempt and learned real-world accounting for small businesses and tax preparation. After working for three years and attaining his CPA license, Ray joined GE International in New York City as a member of their world-renowned Financial Management Program and graduated with top honors. With three years of international accounting behind him, Ray joined General Electric Capital Corporation and led the technology transition to a new accounting system with a dedicated project team, then was tapped to become GE Capital’s Controller’s expert in resolving accounting issues.
In a desire to have more direct line responsibilities, Ray left GE and joined Norwalk Hospital as its Controller. During his stint with Norwalk Hospital and the for-profit parent company, Ray had a wide variety of rewarding experiences ranging from running a 100 person department to issuing bonds on Wall Street; from pitching large projects to the Board of Directors to overseeing the nitty-gritty of constructing a nursing home from the ground up; from maximizing hospital-based physician revenues and divestiture of services to managing a $65mm investment fund and redesigning benefit plans, and risk management.
In 1993, Ray left Norwalk Hospital to start his own accounting firm, Abramson & Company. In 2005 he led the acquisition of a Norwalk, CT based accounting firm, Business & Tax Services, which expanded the firm’s business accounting clientele and staff.
When not at work, Ray can be found playing the drums, losing golf balls at Longshore, traveling and scuba diving in remote and exotic places, and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
We’re hearing from a number of clients that they are receiving phone calls from the “IRS”. Usually it sounds as if they are calling from a call center and the speaker’s English is heavily accented. They are aggressive and attempt to scare you with a statement of impending doom or utmost urgency – “the sheriff is coming to arrest you”,...
In other staffing news, we are pleased to announce (somewhat belatedly) that Deborah Wamser has joined the firm as an accountant. Debbie brings experience and organization to the firm and is a welcome addition. She’lll be working with our business clients and also assisting Ray with Firm administration. You can contact her at our main number, extension 116, and her email is
Heather Chalmers has left the firm effective today, July 18, 2014. We wish her well and continued success after almost 10 years of service with the company.