GFC Earns Best Places to Work Award

February 22, 2023

Once again, we have the honor of being named one of VermontBiz and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work in Vermont. GFC has proudly made this list every year since 2012.

This statewide survey and awards program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in the State of Vermont. The survey is completed by the employees of the company, along with a brief survey about the company’s policies and employment practices across various topics.

“The competition to make this list every year is getting tougher and tougher. There are some really amazing employers in Vermont and we are extremely honored to continue to make this list,” said Christina Lavigne, HR Director. “We’re so proud of our team, their efforts and contributions, and all that they bring to GFC each and every day.”

The final 2023 rankings for each category will be announced in March at a special awards presentation and will be highlighted in the April issue of VermontBiz.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit


GFC VT and NH Offices Closed Monday, Nov. 21st Through Friday, Nov. 25th

November 15, 2022


To Our Valued Clients, Community Members and Friends:

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, we want to express how grateful we are – for our clients, employees, families, friends, professional networks and communities. We appreciate you and are thankful for your support.

As an expression of thanks to our dedicated staff, our South Burlington, Vermont, and Lebanon, New Hampshire, offices will be closed from Monday, November 21st through Friday, November 25th.  We acknowledge the hard work and investment of each of our employees, and to support a healthy work/life balance want to allow everyone in the firm time to care for themselves and their loved ones.

Our aim is to recharge collectively as  a firm, so we  can continue to offer the service we pride ourselves on and you deserve. We are here to help and remain available for any urgent matters* that may arise during this time.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your GFC advisor with any questions. We wish you and yours a joyful and safe holiday!

With gratitude,

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

*  For assistance with emergency matters that occur during the week our offices are closed: please contact Jason Hamilton, Managing Partner, via email at moc.c1680116030fg@hb1680116030j1680116030 with “URGENT” in the subject line or call (802) 863-1331 and indicate your inquiry is time sensitive in the voicemail message. 


GFC Open House – Calling All Students Interested in a Career in Public Accounting!

September 8, 2022

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) is holding an Open House on Thursday, September 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at our South Burlington office for all levels of accounting students (or any other related major).  GFC welcomes all students interested in a career in public accounting to join us to  learn more about our firm and internship opportunities. You do not need to be an accounting major to attend.

RSVP today for this business casual, fun-filled event, complete with activities including miniature golf and a chance to win cash prizes. Discover a path to a rewarding career with GFC – an award-winning firm renowned for our “Best Place to Work” culture both locally and nationally.  

Please see below for full details:


GFC’s Ben Spurrier Tackles the Silk Road Mountain Race

August 8, 2022

Ben Spurrier, in the final stages of preparation for the Silk Road Mountain Race

This week, GFC’s Ben Spurrier is traveling to the remote country of Kyrgyzstan to tackle the Silk Road Mountain Race. Ben has spent the last 8 months training and preparing to ride over 1,100 miles and 100,000+ vertical feet as he traverses the rugged terrain of the Tian Shan Mountains. GFC is proud to support Ben’s dream.

“Riding in the Silk Road Mountain Race has been a dream of mine for years. I am looking forward to riding through the remote mountainous landscape and experiencing the nomadic culture of Kyrgyzstan. There have been many obstacles to turn this dream into a reality and I am so grateful for the support of my entire team here at GFC.”

Check back soon, we hope to hear from Ben sometime soon!

Learn more about this epic adventure:


Get the Local Compensation Data You Need: Join the 2022-2023 Gallagher Flynn Salary Survey

June 15, 2022

The 2022-2023 Gallagher Flynn Salary Survey is now open for participation.  The survey collects data for over 200 unique positions. This year, we have waived our subscription fees and will offer the survey results for FREE to any business that participates by September 23rd. 

The Gallagher Flynn Salary Survey is the only comprehensive, private annual salary survey focused on Vermont and New Hampshire organizations.  Many larger, survey subscription databases simply do not provide the inputs you need – particularly for smaller, locally owned companies in our region.  For more than 16 years, our salary survey has been an essential resource for local employers, helping them make informed compensation decisions to attract and retain the talent they need to thrive.  We welcome you to join us and participate today!

Participation is an easy, two-step process: 

  1. Register for an account on the Gallagher Flynn Salary Survey website.  For returning users – please log in with your existing credentials. 
  2. Enter your data by September 23, 2022, or contact us and we will enter it for you.   

All participants who enter data by the deadline will have access to the survey results when they are available on or after October 10th.

Click here to view the salary survey flyer.


GFC Employees Celebrate End of Busy Season

April 16, 2022

GFC held its annual 4/15 party to celebrate the end of another successful busy season! Staff enjoyed food, drink, and many toasts at Burlington Beer Company’s new location.


Three Key Hires Kick Off Finance and Accounting Team

April 8, 2022

Gallagher Flynn and Company, LLP announced the launch of a new Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) division earlier this year. Here’s a closer look at leaders of the new division.

Debra Royce headshot

Deb Royce will lead the FAO team. After starting her career at KPMG in Boston, she has served in financial leadership roles at several Vermont organizations for the past 30 years. She’s worked in financial, administrative and operations roles for companies including Bogner of American, Revision Military, and Ben & Jerry’s.

Kevin Holmes Henry headshot

Joining Royce will be Kevin Holmes-Henry, who has more than 30 years of experience providing organizations with expertise in both finance and information technology. He earned his CPA while working at KPMG, then moved onto Ben & Jerry’s, A.N. Deringer, and Revision Military.

Also on the team is Michael Shapiro, who most recently served as COO and CFO of the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont. Shapiro worked in controller roles for Revision Military and has considerable professional experience in financial reporting.


GFC Launches Finance and Accounting Outsourcing Services Division

March 28, 2022

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) announces it is launching a new Finance and Accounting Outsourcing Services Division, giving business and non-profit clients access to a full suite of outsourced finance options.

With an experienced team of professionals adding considerable depth and breadth to the firm, the newly formed finance and accounting services division will provide accounting, controller, and CFO services at scalable levels. It will be led by Deb Royce who comes to GFC after holding financial leadership roles at several international businesses including Revision Military, Bogner of America, and Ben & Jerry’s. “Middle market and high-growth companies are increasingly relying on outsourcing their finance and accounting services,” said Jason Hamilton, Managing Partner for GFC. “It allows them to bring in the additional assets of a team of skilled professionals that can enhance internal controls, assist with growth initiatives, budget review, and strategic direction.”

Hamilton said Royce, with more than 30 years of controller and finance experience, is an invaluable asset for GFC. She will be joined by Kevin Holmes-Henry and Michael Shapiro, both who come with extensive experience as finance executives and a long list of professional credentials.

“We have a team of talented professionals who can customize detailed and considered solutions to address the financial needs of virtually any sized company,” Hamilton said. “Our team approach will apply layers of experience to financial operations and allow companies to confidently chart their growth.”


GFC Wins 2022 BOB Award for “Best Accounting Firm” in Vermont

March 25, 2022

Vermont Business Magazine (VBM) has announced its 2022 Best of Business (BOB) Award winners, and Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) is honored to be named the “Best Accounting Firm” in Vermont for the second consecutive year.   

The BOB Awards recognize the best Vermont companies in more than 100 categories.  From January 1st to March 1st, VBM surveyed its readership and reported a record-breaking 68,000 votes this year.

GFC extends its gratitude to VBM and all community members who voted to honor stand-out businesses in Vermont.  Our sincere congratulations go out to all the awardees. We are proud to be in such esteemed company.

For more information about the 2022 BOB Awards, including a full list awardees, please click here. 


GFC Sponsors Peak Pitch To Give Businesses a Lift

March 23, 2022

On a sunny day perfect for spring skiing and snowboarding, business leaders and entrepreneurs from around Vermont met on the slopes of Sugarbush Resort for the 16th annual Peak Pitch Vermont Event.

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) was the presenting sponsor for the event that was held March 22, 2022.

At Peak Pitch, a shared chairlift ride gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch and tune their business plans to a variety of venture capitalists, angel investors, commercial bank officers, and other entrepreneurial advisors as they ride up the mountain on a chair lift. Peak Pitch combines business networking and skiing or boarding in a relaxed setting while providing a chance for entrepreneurs and investors to connect with the resources they need to grow their businesses.

GFC’s Elisia Laramee and Fran Briand shared a chairlift ride with entrepreneur, Henry Rosario, of OutPatch, a veteran owned business who pitched his idea and earned a mock million dollar check from our team. Rosario hopes to pitch to the entire room at the end of the day for the “Pitch-off”.

“Yes, Peak Pitch is a great opportunity for us to get in front of well-established businesses, but the real value is getting a closer look at some of the innovative businesses that will someday thrive here,” said Jason Hamilton, Managing Partner of GFC. “It’s a great opportunity to get an early read on what kind of business services will be in demand in the future.”