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Our Potsdam Team

About Our Firm

For years, Gray & Gray and Associates Certified Public Accountants, P. C. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Gray & Gray and Associates Certified Public Accountants, P. C. is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Gray & Gray and Associates Certified Public Accountants, P. C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Gray & Gray and Associates Certified Public Accountants, P. C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

John J. Gray, Jr., CPA, CGMA, MBA, Managing Partner

john@graycpas.com 315-386-2925
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clarkson University
Masters of Business Administration from Clarkson University
Healthcare Financial Management Association Certificate of Advanced Technical Study


Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York State and the State of Florida
Chartered Global Management Accountant
Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association


John J. Gray Jr., was the founder and managing partner of Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants, P.C., Canton, NY where he practiced in partnership with his daughter, Angela. The firm was established in 1977 in Saranac Lake and operated out of John's home office until 2001. In 2001, John resigned from his full time CFO position and purchased the firm of Canfield and Menz in Canton, which he merged with his own. During the first 25 years, the firm was operated on a part-time basis as John worked as Vice President for Finance and Information Systems in area hospitals for eighteen years, including Canton-Postdam Hospital (eight years) and Adirondack Medical Center (ten years), as well as seven years as the Diocesan Fiscal Officer for the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

Specialties: Personal, small business, and not-for-profit accounting and income tax planning and preparation, Healthcare Financial Management and Administration

John Gray, Financial Advisor, Securities offered through H.D. Vest Investment ServicesSM, Member SIPC, Advisory services offered through H.D. Vest Advisory ServicesSM, 6333 N. State Highway 161, Fourth Floor, Irving, TX 75038, 972-870-6000. Gray & Gray and Associates is not a registered broker/dealer or registered investment advisory firm. Adirondack Asset Management, and HD Vest Investment Advisory ServicesSM are not affiliated companies. http://brokercheck.finra.org/

Credentials and Affiliations

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member National Association of Tax Practitioners
  • Member Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Member Institute of Management Accountants

  • Activities and Awards

  • President Adirondack Chapter of New York State Society of Certified Public Accounts (NYSSCPA)
  • Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Canton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Canton Economic Development Steering Committee
  • Past Member Town of Colton Planning Board
  • Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the St. Lawrence County Child Care Council
  • Member of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council and the Business Leadership Council at Clarkson University
  • 2013 State University of New York at Canton Distinguished Citizen
  • 2007 Canton Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year
  • Past Exalted Ruler & Honorary Life Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Saranac Lake Lodge #1508

  • Angela M. Gray, CPA, MSIS, Partner

    angela@graycpas.com 315-386-2925
  • Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York State


  • Angela is a Certified Public Accountant with almost fifteen years of experience, and was named a partner of Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants in 2005. With a broad background in accounting, finances, and taxes, Angela can serve clients in any industry, from retail business to construction contracting, from professional practice to manufacturing, or even restaurants. In addition, Angela's QuickBooks skills are held in high acclaim across the North Country. She teaches and supports entrepreneurs of all kinds how to best utilize the program to fit their business

    Angela received a BS with Distinction in Accounting from Clarkson University and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from Clarkson University.

    Specialties: Business and tax planning for closely-held business, individuals, and not-for-profits

    Credentials and Affiliations

    • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Certified QuickBooks Advisor

    Activities

    • Board member of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
    • Board member and past Treasurer of Seaway Valley Prevention Council
    • Treasurer of the Rotary Club in Canton
    • Board member of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
    • Board member of Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation
    • Board member of Grasse River Heritage, Inc.
    • Board member of Young Women Leadership Institute, Inc.
    • Past President and past Vice President and Treasurer of the North Country Children's Clinic

    Patti O'Neil, Senior Staff Accountant

    patti@graycpas.com 315-265-4046
    Norwood Norfolk Central School


    Patti joined the Gray and Gray on October 16, 2019 as a result of the purchase of Larry Reece, CPA firm by Gray & Gray where she had been employed since 2001

    From 1995 - 2001 Patti was employed by Kennedy/Chaintreuil & Co. as the office manager and staff accountant

    From 1979 - 1995 employed by Francis Jenne, CPA as the Administrative Secretary

    Patti lives in Norfolk

    Jeff Dollinger, Staff Accountant

    jeff@graycpas.com 315-265-4046
    A. A. S. in Accounting Summa Cum Laude from State University of New York at Canton.
    Currently pusueing a B.B.A. in Finance with a minor in Economics


    2017 and 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance with TCE Certification



    Jeff joined Gray & Gray and Associates on October 16, 2019 as a result of the acquisition of the firm of Larry Reece, CPA by Gray & Gray. Jeff had worked for Larry Reece, CPA since October, 2018

    April, 2015 - January, 2019, Jeff worked as Assistant Store Manager for Valentine NNE/Sunoco/7-Eleven in Canton

    March, 2013 - February, 2015 General Manager of Gillee's NAPA in Ogdensburg

    December, 2007 - March, 2013 District Manager/Store Manager Valentine Store/Nice N' Easy in Ogdensburg a Watertown

    March, 2010 - November, 2015 Served as Mayor of the Village of Rensselaer, Falls

    July, 1995 - Present Firefighter Rensselaer Falls Fire Department

    December, 2003 - November, 2015 Member of the Rensselaer Falls Village Board

    January, 1997 - January, 2003 EMT SUNY Canton

    Jeff lives in Rensselaer Falls