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Kenneth J. Healy, CPA – 2020 ’40 Under 40′ Honoree

Ken Healy

 Kenneth J. Healy, CPA – 2020 ’40 Under 40′ Honoree

Partner, Diversified Financial Solutions, PC
www.dfspc.biz

Career highlights:

  • Received the Naugatuck YMCA Robert Whittemore (Unsung Hero) Award in 2014
  • Recognized by the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs for the active involvement, tireless dedication, and continued support of the Naugatuck YMCA with the Salute to Volunteers award in 2015
  • Named one of the ‘New and Young Professionals to Watch’ by the CTCPA as an emerging leader in the accounting profession in 2016
  • Received the St. Francis – St. Hedwig School of Naugatuck Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017
  • Recognized as one of the ’40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession’ by CPA Practice Advisor in 2018
  • Received the Sage Circle of Excellence in Accounting Award for Community Spirit in 2019

What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?

I believe that accountants are called to serve their clients and also support their local communities. This belief has led me to volunteer my time to many local charitable and civic organizations. I serve as officer for the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, the Naugatuck High School Alumni Association and the Saint Francis School Foundation. I also volunteer as an instructor for the Connecticut Economic Development Fund through the Liberty Bank Small Business Academy. This allows me to provide financial knowledge to new and emerging small businesses within my community.

Favorite books/websites/podcasts/speakers:

Books:

  • “What’s Your And?” – John Garrett
  • “Emyth” – Michael Gerber
  • “Leadership and Self-Deception” – The Arbinger Institute
  • ”Old Man and the Sea” – Ernest Hemingway

Websites:

  • CPA Practice Advisor
  • Accounting Today

Podcasts/Speakers

  • Ed Kless
  • Darren Root

See all of the 2020 “20 Under 40” honorees.