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Nichols & Carney, LLC is a full-service Framingham CPA firm providing accounting, tax planning, tax preparation and business advisory services to the construction developer, real estate, professional and consumer service industries all over Massachusetts. We partner with you to identify the goals and objectives you have for your business and work with you to achieve those goals.

We strive to develop a long-term relationship built on trust and mutual respect. By providing financial and operational leadership, guidance and advice we can assist you in increasing your income and improving your quality of life.

Christopher M. Nichols, CPA

"Helping my clients achieve their business goals by providing advice and support in the areas of tax planning, business consulting and computer systems gives me a great deal of satisfaction.”

Christopher (Chris) Nichols is a founding member of the firm and specializes in tax and business consulting services for the Construction, Real Estate, Retail and Service industries. Chris is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude, in accountancy from Bentley College (now Bentley University). He also holds Associates of Science degrees in Computer Information Systems and Electrical Engineering. Chris is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Chris' education and background in computers allows him to provide his clients with not only tax and accounting support but also broad assistance in implementing software and systems to support and improve effectiveness in all areas of his clients businesses. Chris has more than 20 years experience in implementing back office systems ranging from QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software to Tier 1 Accounting and Reporting Systems, as well as software and systems to support the day to day operational and reporting needs of many industries.

Chris started his career in public accounting with a small regional firm, gaining exposure to the tax and accounting needs of many industries including construction, manufacturing, service and educational institutions. He spent more than 13 years working in private industry in the Real Estate and Service industries holding the positions of Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in two public companies.

Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA, and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the MSCPA, and the National Association of Tax Professionals, the NATP.

Chris is the founder and head coach of Westford Youth Robotics 4-H Club, offering kids from 8 to 18 the opportunity to learn about topics in science and technology in a fun and competitive environment. The club regularly participates in the FIRST™ Robotics programs for middle and high school students. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of Community Boating, Inc., a Boston based community sailing organization, and served for many years on their finance committee.

In his free time Chris enjoys being outdoors hiking and sailing with his family. He also enjoys computer programming and website development.

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  • Framingham
  • Worcester
  • Marlborough
  • Natick
  • Westborough
  • Wellesley
  • Hopkinton
  • Ashland

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