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David Almonte, CPA, CGMA – 2023 “40 Under 40” Honoree

David Almonte, CPA, CGMA, MSOL – 2023 40 Under 40 Honoree

Financial Planning & Analysis Sr. Manager
Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Career Highlights
Nationally, David was recently selected to serve a three-year term as a member of the AICPA’s Governing Council, starting in May of 2024. Additionally, David is a past graduate of the AICPA’s National Leadership Academy, and a recent recipient of the AICPA’s Outstanding Young CPA Award. David is also a proud Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouts BSA, and a distinction approximately only 4% of scouts are awarded.

In early 2017, David co-founded a not-for-profit, FountainHead RI (, whose mission is to bring together and connect diverse, like-minded individuals from around the world. The Organization has grown into a community of approx. 1,300 leaders from across the country.

Locally, David was recently appointed by RI Governor Dan McKee to serve a five-year role on the board of RIHEBC, in which he currently serves as treasurer. David has been published in numerous media outlets, including: The New York Times, CNBC, AICPA Journal of Accountancy, US World and News Report, and Yahoo Finance.

David received a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Colorado, a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University, and an Associates’ Degree in accounting from the Community College of Rhode Island.

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

Several years ago, I created and committed to a personal mission, to say “yes” to anything that scares me, both personally and professionally. Ever since that day, I have accomplished so much, and it has set me out on a path I otherwise may never have known. As a co-founder of a national not-for-profit, FountainHead RI, I have been part of one of the most talented group of leaders in the country, whereby we have taken something that previously didn’t exist and created an ecosystem of almost 1,300 business and community leaders. In doing so, we have helped to create a more inclusive, dynamic, and better prepared professional community for years to come.

Current Professional Reading / Listening:

I am excited to announce that I am working on writing and publishing my very first book, which I am aiming to complete later this year. The book will be a fable bringing together lessons on life, career, failure, success, and so much more. It is about blocking out the external noise, focusing on what is truly important, and pushing yourself to learn and grow, while uplifting those around you. Stay tuned!

  • The Gift by Edith Eger
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  • The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
  • Lead…for God’Sake! By Todd Gonger
  • GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter
  • Win Your Inner Battles by Darius Foroux
  • That Will Never Work: Netflix by Marc Randolph
  • 212: The Extra Degree by Sam Parker

Current Professional Reading / Listening

Podcasts/Educational Digital Platforms

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz
  • Lumi Q


  • Simon Sinek
  • Brené Brown
  • Adam Grant
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Warren Buffet
  • Tony Robbins

See all of the 2023 “40 Under 40” and “20 Under 40” honorees.