Meet The Team

You want your CPA to feel a personal investment in your business, and that’s exactly what we strive to achieve. We do this by investing in our people and training them to be more efficient and effective in their roles. In doing so, we have built a rock-solid team of tax, audit and accounting experts ready to serve you.

Robert I. Cowan, CPA

Partner

Bob Cowan has 25 years of experience helping businesses, owners and high net worth individuals turn their financial goals into a reality. He oversees CBD’s tax practice and conducts advisory services within the firm. Bob specializes in strategic tax planning for businesses and high net worth individuals including, family and business succession plans, mergers and acquisitions and transaction planning. He is invested in seeing his clients succeed.

Bob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley University.

Bob lives in North Andover with his wife Deb. In his free time, Bob enjoys working out and grilling with family and friends.

In 1988, we founded CBD on a shared vision of strong customer service. The firm has grown in size and embraced 25 years of change, but fostering strong relationships with clients remains core to our business. So whether it’s today or another 25 years from now, it is our ongoing mission to provide clients –big and small, near and far – with dedicated attention at every point of contact.

– The CBD Partners

What Our Team Has To Say…

We have excellent relationships with our clients and they’re not afraid to reach out to us year-round. Compared to some client/firm relationships that just involve doing tax returns or financial statements once a year, we can really help our clients grow their business and make the right decisions.

Todd McGrain, CPA, A&A Manager

Over the years, many things have changed, but what’s stayed the same has been a commitment to delivering the best product for our clients in a timely manner. There’s a real effort at CBD to do the best that we can do, every day

Robin Gendron, Controller

There are at least a dozen clients, that have been here since I started back in 2002, that I talk to almost every day. When they call, I can have a 5-minute conversation with them before I send them off to whomever it is that they’re calling. It’s that personal connection that’s always been here.

Melissa Ayres, Office Manager; Notary Public

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