Ray Abramson, CPA
Ray is the principal member of Abramson & Company, LLC and has been leading the firm since it was established in 1993. With a wide variety of experience in public accounting and corporate life, Ray’s personal expertise includes individual tax and estate planning, health care, technology, retail energy, and professional services companies. His approach to working with clients is first to gain an understanding of the “whole” client and then apply creativity, innovation, and problem solving solutions as appropriate.
Ray began his career working in public accounting in Burlington, Vermont, where he passed the CPA exam on his first attempt. He learned real-world accounting for small businesses and tax preparation in two Vermont firms. Ray then 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 of a new accounting system with a dedicated project team, then was tapped to work with the Controller and become GECC’s expert in resolving accounting issues.
In a desire to have more direct line responsibilities, Ray left GE and joined Norwalk Hospital as 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, issuing bonds on Wall Street, pitching large projects to the Board of Directors, overseeing the nitty-gritty of constructing a nursing home from the ground up, from maximizing physician revenues and managing a $65mm investment fund.
In 1993, Ray left Norwalk Hospital to start an accounting firm, Abramson & Company. In 2005 the firm acquired a Norwalk, CT based accounting firm, Business & Tax Services, which expanded the firm’s business accounting clientele and staff.
Ray is a Member of the Board of Directors for HealthyCT and serves on the company's Finance Committee (May 2013 – Present) in Wallingford, Connecticut. HealthyCT was formed as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Starting operation in January 2014, HealthyCT now offers consumers and employers, primarily in the individual and small business markets, another choice of health insurance through the state's newly created health insurance exchange and through traditional insurance markets as well.
Ray also serves as Treasurer for Westport Baseball & Softball, Inc., the third largest youth Little League program in the United States.
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 relaxing on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.